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SIDE/DISH | 5 Places to Get Your Lemonade Fix in Dallas

A few weeks ago, I met some friends for happy hour. I don’t drink, and I was tired of Diet Coke. I didn’t feel like iced tea. I was at a loss for what to order. Then it hit me: order some lemonade. I did, and it was, well, uninspiring. A couple days later, the same thing happened. Happy hour, wasn’t going to drink alcohol, didn’t want a Diet Coke, wasn’t feeling iced tea, tired of water, so I ordered a lemonade. Again, it was “eh.”

And that’s when it hit me: is there any such thing as good—like, really good—lemonade?

For the past few weeks, I’ve been on a crusade to answer this question. After testing lemonade at a dozen places, I’ve found the answer: yes, there is interesting lemonade in Dallas.

So here, for you on National Lemonade Day, I present the five most interesting lemonades I’ve come across.

(This is by no means a complete list. If you have a place you go that offers up an interesting, delicious lemonade, please let me know. My search—and the summer heat—is not over.)

Green Tea Mint Lemonade

Where: bbbop Seoul Kitchen
Price: $2
The green tea mint lemonade is brewed fresh daily, and is a simple blend of green tea and spearmint leaves, which gives it a refreshing, crisp taste.