Fizz. Clink. Glug.

Effervescent summer drinks: where to find the fizzzz.

In high summer, thoughts turn to the sweating glass by your side. Put your feet up with one of these alcoholic or nonalcoholic summer sparklers:

Banzai Bunny Sparkling Sake. Tucked among the rosés at Armonk Wines & Spirits is this sparkling sake flavored with white peach or yuzu. Gentle carbonation, nonstop flavor, and mild sweetness belie a 7% ABV.

Banzai Bunny Yuzu Sparkling Sake can be found at Armonk Wines & Spirits

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Boylan fountain soda machine at GreenLife, a new salad/wrap/smoothie spot in Mamaroneck. Help yourself to these cane-sugar-sweetened sodas on tap, including crème, lemon lime, and black cherry (made with wild cherry bark).

Boylan fountain soda machine at Greenlife

 

Beer-and-a-Movie Night at Beer Noggin (Bronxville), a new craft beer store with 12 intriguing brews on tap and munchies, such as hot pretzels from Bronx Baking Company. They’re pairing a beer and movie every Wednesday at 6 PM. Check out the ones coming up soon: Ghostbusters and Anderson Valley Gose (“Gose-Busters”), and Pirates of the Caribbean and Firestone Union Jack IPA.

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Kombucha on draft at Sweetgrass Grill (Tarrytown). Kombucha, a cultured tea from Beyond Brewing Co., the only licensed “alcohol-positive” kombucha brewery on the East Coast, is tangled up in blue with fresh blueberries, a touch of caffeine, and 1.5% ABV.

Kombucha, from Beyond Brewing Co., can be found at Sweetgrass Grill in Tarrytown

 

Homemade root beer at Pumpernickel (Ardsley). From the restaurant’s secret recipe, Captain Lawrence brews Pumpernickel’s draft root beer—masterfully spiced, cane sugar sweetened, and softly carbonated.

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Lemon soda at Saigonese (Hartsdale). Freshly made lemon soda is a refreshing way to begin a summer meal (with summer rolls, of course) at our only Vietnamese restaurant.

 

Plum gin cocktail at Pour (Mount Kisco). Meet the Plum Collins: Greenhook plum gin (made with New York beach plums for ultimate summer flair), fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice, and club soda.

 

Grapevine flower cocktail at Winston (Mount Kisco). The Papillon: L’Esprit de June liqueur (distilled from grapevine flowers that blossom for a few days in June: Trebbiano, Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, and others), sparkling wine, and a float of Casoni.

 

Gourmet gelato floats at Via Vanti (Mount Kisco). Floats “for grown-up tastebuds” made with their first-rate gelato include the Paparazzi (sparkling orange juice with a scoop of raspberry sorbetto, topped with fresh panna and garnished with berries) and the Zenzero Zinger (dry ginger ale with a scoop of peach or pear sorbetto, topped with fresh whipped cream and mint).

The Fiesta Limonata Float at Via Vanti in Mount Kisco

 

Fresh, local soda from Drink More Good. At the Pleasantville Farmers’ Market, Drink More Good serves soda, freshly made with their locally sourced syrups, on tap over ice.

 

Half-alcohol beer at Broken Bow Brewery (Tuckahoe). Broken Bow’s Halfte (“half” in German), a citrusy, spicy kölsch, is made for summer, with a session-friendly ABV of 3.8%. Their Broke-a-Hoe farmhouse-style ale with a peach, pear, and apple nose sounds great right about now as well. Bring or order in your own takeout food and sit at one of their tables.

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