6 Creative Drinks You Need in Your Life this Summer

Dry ice goblets, watermelon slushes and extreme freakshakes… nothing quite beats a refreshing drink to help cool you down during summer – especially summer in Dubai! If you’re looking for hydrating ways to beat the heat, here are six creative drinks you need in your life this summer.

1. Lollipop Passion Goblet at Sugar Factory

On the hunt for OTT drinks for your Insta page? Head down to Sugar Factory for a sweet taste of dry ice brilliance! Offering a range of impressive Goblets – from Lollipop Passion to Berry Bliss – these insane drinks will not disappoint. The Lollipop Passion features a mix of melon, coconut and pineapple, along with a couple of rainbow lollipops thrown into the mix.

Location: Multiple branches including Dubai Festival City and La Mer

Price: AED 95

2. Mocktails at SummerSalt Beach Club

SummerSalt Beach Club is a beachside hideaway that offers lunch, dinner and drinks with a Burj Al Arab backdrop. From Marrakech Apples (fresh lime, fresh mint, apple juice and white sugar) to The Future Explorer (pineapple, ginger beer, honey and soda), expect to find a selection of colourful mocktails with a creative twist.

Location: Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

Price: AED 40 each

3. Mocktails at Scape Restaurant & Lounge

Bringing Californian chic to the sandy shores of Dubai, Scape Restaurant & Lounge offers an island escape without leaving the city. The venue is well known for its creative dishes and drinks, especially when it comes to their fruity mocktails served in plastic pouches.

Location: Burj Al Arab, Terrace

Price: AED 65 each

4. Watermelon Slush at Bakemart Gourmet

Taking creativity to a whole new level, Bakemart Gourmet offers a fresh take on everyone’s favourite dishes – from Eggs Benedict topped with Caviar to Waffles made with Falafel. The restaurant’s fresh watermelon juice is the ultimate thirst-quencher, decorated with mini watermelon balls on the cup’s rim.

Location: Multiple branches including Umm Suqeim and Al Barsha

Price: AED 30

5. Berrylicious at Peppermill

A hidden foodie gem in Dubai, Peppermill is a casual restaurant that offers traditional Indian cuisine with an inventive touch. The menu has an array of creative drinks to choose from – from Peppermill Shikanji (lime juice, honey and roasted cumin on ice) to Berrylicious Goblets (mixed berries, cranberry juice and sparkling water).

Location: Multiple branches including Downtown Dubai and Dubai Festival City

Price: AED 70

6. Extreme Shakes at TGI Fridays

Looking to ‘shake’ up your dining experience? Check out TGI Fridays’ menu of Extreme Shakes, ranging from the colourful Circus Circus which comes topped with a mountain of candy floss to the Whole Lotta Chocolate made with maltesers, a donut and a brownie.

Location: Multiple branches

Price: Starts from AED 41 each

Want more? Check out the video above to see all six of these creative drinks in action!