What’s the best way to cool down on a hot, dry Las Vegas summer day? A fruity, refreshing drink. We’re checking out some of the best drinks in town to help you chill out...

The Golden Tiki in Chinatown

Welcome Explorers! Visit the best of authentic tiki culture with the vibrant atmosphere, phenomenal handcrafted drinks and great details like the giant clam shell, tiki hut motif, dancing skeleton and singing tiki mask.

You’ll want their superb Banana Batida, with Avua Cachaca mixed with banana liqueur, coconut cream and the infamous Dole pineapple whip, topped with nutmeg. It tastes like the best banana milkshake you’ve ever dreamed of, but beware of its potency.

Served in a unique, collector’s item tiki mask mug, just looking at the drink made me feel more relaxed…I escaped the mundane to the dark cool of the islands.

3939 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas NV 89102 , 702-222-3196 , thegoldentiki.com

B&B Ristorante at The Venetian

Try the Noli’s Flip. That’s all I have to say. A flip is a drink forcefully shaken with egg white, eliciting this creamy frothy texture. Why Noli? It’s a nod to a town on the Italian coast, where they farm luscious berries in the clear, blue seas. The Noli’s Flip is filled with juicy, fresh berries with a zesty lemon edge. In concert with the frothy, creaminess of the egg white, it’s an absolute delight.

Pair your fruity, delicious cocktail with the stellar grilled octopus in limoncello vinaigrette. Imagine octopus with the texture and essence of lobster, with a hint of char complemented with the sweet/sour of the limoncello and acidity of vinegar atop marinated borlotti beans, adding the perfect gravity to the dish.

Whether you’ve come for aperitivo or the full dining adventure, you will be thrilled with your experience. È così buono.

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 , 702-266-9977 , bandbristorante.com

Holo Holo - The Happy Bar at the California Hotel

Love at first taste. The Summer Shandy delivered with the Triple 7 brewpub’s Royal Red Lager, one of their signature brews with caramel and malt-forward, baked bread essences. These flavors melded divinely with the specialty drink’s overtones of grapefruit, sweet & sour and effervescent citrus.

The newest hangout at the elegantly-renovated California Hotel in downtown Las Vegas, they have captured the essence of the Hawaiian Islands with a sleek, modern edge.

We can’t wait to sample more of their tasty beverages. Great things are to come.

12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas NV 89101 , 702-385-1222 , thecal.com/whats-new/news/holo-holo

TREVI at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Blackberry Punch, anyone? It’s vodka-based, balanced with sweet, tart blackberry liqueur and garnished with a mint sprig. While you’re visiting for their generous Happy Hour at their well-appointed bar, you’ll want to try the lasagna pizza.

It’s as good as you’d think—the best parts of lasagna—creamy ricotta and mozzarella, delectable savory marinara in deep dish pizza form. Their skirt steak dishes are extraordinary, with reminiscent texture and flavor of filet mignon.

Named for the famous fountain in Roma, this lovely restaurant sits directly behind the Fountain of the Gods at the Forum Shops at Caesars.

3500 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 , 702-735-4663 , trevi-italian.com

The Havana Grill

Renowned for their classic mojitos, we asked Carlos if he’d make us something really special. He presented a delightful libation that we’re calling the Menchango, for its mango, pineapple sweetness, dancing with coconut and several types of rums.

We ordered our favorite dish, the camarones tostones—fried plantains covered with queso blanco and shrimp with a garlic butter lime mojo. Tucked in a shopping center, you might not expect this fine caliber of Cubano food & drink.

It’s an ideal spot for dinner anytime you’re in the mood for authentic Latin food of the Cuban persuasion.

8878 S Eastern Ave. Ste 100 , Las Vegas, NV 89123 , 702-932-9310 , havanagrillcuban.com