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During a hot, sunny day in the middle of summer, choosing the right beverage to quench your thirst can be a tricky task. For kids looking for something fun and fruity to drink and adults on the search for a cocktail, North Hills is bursting with options that appeal to everyone’s tastes. We’ve gathered a list of the top drinks in North Hills for you to try out this summer.

Lemon Meringue Martini at 41Hundred
Lemon Meringue Martini at 41Hundred

41Hundred’s Lemon Meringue Martini – made with lemon curd, vanilla vodka, limoncello, and lemon juice – is the perfect blend of savory and sweet. To top it all off, the chilled drink is topped with fresh meringue that’s blow torched to perfection. This brand-new lounge is tucked inside the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel and focuses on fresh, local and high quality eats that are simple yet memorable.

Amazing smoothies from Grabbagreen
Amazing smoothies from Grabbagreen

For those wanting to indulge with health in mind, hop on over to Grabbagreen for an Acai cup. With three options to choose from, the fruit-based cups are packed full of fresh, delicious flavors sure to brighten your day! This food and juice bar specializes in crafting healthy eats at a fast-food pace. 

Grapefruit Spritz at Level 7
Grapefruit Spritz at Level 7

To beat the heat, check out Level7’s Grapefruit Spritz, a mix of fresh grapefruit juice, Dixie Southern Vodka, and splash of sparkling water. What’s more? The lounge sits atop the new AC Hotel, so you can enjoy these cocktails while taking in midtown Raleigh’s skyline. For the full drink menu at Level7, visit its website.

Smoothies from Smoothie King
Smoothies from Smoothie King

A classic – we know – but nothing goes better with a hot summer day than a refreshingly cold fruit smoothie! This summer, Smoothie King has introduced new Hydration Smoothies, blended with naturally hydrating coconut water and real whole fruit to help you power through your summer activities. From dragon fruit and lemon green tea, to watermelon hibiscus, the smoothies are sure to supercharge your summer! 

Strawberry Caiproska at World of Beer
Strawberry Caiproska at World of Beer

With 500+ beers from around the world, there’s no shortage of options at North Hills’ World of Beer. In addition to its extensive rotating draught list is a collection of cocktails influenced by a variety of cultures. Its Strawberry Caiproska is a twist on Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha. The drink, made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, fresh muddled strawberries, and lime, is sure to refresh your taste buds even on the hottest of days.

Ben & Jerry's milkshake
Ben & Jerry’s milkshake

If you’re looking to tame your sweet tooth, there’s nothing better than a milkshake. Ben & Jerry’s Addicted to Chocolate milkshake is every chocolate lover’s dream, made with Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream and chunks of fudge brownie. If you’re more of a fruit fan, try their Berry Vanilla Sorbet or Strawberry Cheeseshake milkshake.

Want more? There are plenty of places in North Hills with delicious summer treats, from Edible Art Bakery to Crepe Traditions. For a full listing of places to cool-off at North Hills, click here.

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