- The Plate
Your Shot: Keep Your Cool With a World of Refreshing Drinks
What cooling treat do you long for on a hot day? Well, ice cream, naturally. But sometimes even a drippy cone won’t hit the spot when you’re wilting in the sun.
You could always grab a cold soda, of course. But wherever you are in the world, it’s worth seeking out a regional specialty to cool you off. In Turkey, street vendors fresh-squeeze pomegranate juice to order, sometimes with an orange thrown in for a citrus twist. In Japan and Korea, roasted barley grains are steeped and chilled to make deliciously roasty mugicha. And throughout Latin America, colorful aguas frescas, made of tamarind, guava, pineapple, rice, or local seeds are a go-to refresher.
But not everyone turns to cold drinks