I like love fruit flavored drinks, and more and more restaurants are adding fun-flavored drinks to menus. A few years ago I was lucky to get a strawberry lemonade, and then maybe a raspberry lemonade. Nowadays there’s those plus a few specialties. Red Robin is one of my favorite restaurants for flavored drinks. It has Freckled lemonade, Very Berry Raspberry Limeade, and Peachberry Fruit Cooler (pictured above). They used to have a blueberry flavored drink that I liked but it must have been replaced with the peachberry one. I also like fruit smoothies, often indulging in a strawberry smoothie at Target. I noticed on the Red Robin menu a new flavor I’ll have to try next time — Hawaiian Heart Throb® Smoothie “a blend of strawberries, bananas, grenadine, coconut cream & pineapple juice.” Mmmm, sounds delish!
Another recent fruity drink I’ve had lately is the Minionade at IHOP, part of the restaurant’s “Despicable Me” promotion — “a sweet and tangy strawberry lemonade topped with colorful sprinkles.” Very pretty, very tasty, the sprinkles adding both fun and flavor — all of the essential criteria for a fruity little drink I would like.