Slideshow: The Best Drinks We Drank in July

Piña Colada at Connolly's, Rockaway Beach
Piña Colada at Connolly's, Rockaway Beach

"Nothing says day-drinking-at-Rockaway-Beach-BECAUSE-I-CAN like an icy-cool piña colada from Connolly's. It's one of the few occasions I'll actually delight in a maraschino cherry, but let's be real—the true star is the rum. In that it exists in pineapple-coconut slushy form. With rum. Did I mention that there's rum in there? Yeah. It's what we in the food world might call 'damn delicious.'"—Niki Achitoff-Gray, Associate Editor

[Photo: Niki Achitoff-Gray]

Cafe Noisette at Ten Belles in Paris
Cafe Noisette at Ten Belles in Paris

"I was in Paris this month, where most of the coffee is so-so at best. So I was glad that Ten Belles, which I can only describe as very San Francisco-y, was located a few blocks from where I was staying. This cafe noisette, which is something like a macchiato, was perfect."—Ben Fishner, Ad Sales Account Manager

[Photo: Ben Fishner]

Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Mosaic
Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Mosaic

"I've been really impressed with all the beers I've tried from Prairie Artisan Ales in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but this one really blew me away: a sour ale dry-hopped with juicy Mosaic hops. Drinking this beer is a bit like drinking the best pink grapefruit juice you've ever had (with 7.5% ABV.) If you see anything from this brewery in your local bottle shop, buy it buy it buy it."—Maggie Hoffman, Senior Editor

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

Egg Cream at Shopsins, NYC
Egg Cream at Shopsins, NYC

"This month caps off a long stint of egg cream research for me, and without a doubt the best one came from Shopsins. Plastic cup aside, this egg cream is totally old school: Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup, whole milk, and seltzer sprizted from the siphon, all expertly frothed."—Max Falkowitz, National Editor

[Photo: Max Falkowitz]

Americano at Two Hands, NYC
Americano at Two Hands, NYC

"The weather has been a little kooky in NYC this summer—last week I was able to take advantage of a cool July afternoon (uh what?) and order an Americano from Two Hands on Mott, which is quickly becoming our go to neighborhood coffee spot (sorry Nolitamart!)."—Paul Cline, Developer

[Photo: Paul Cline]

Pineapple-Mint Juice from Rockaway Taco in Rockaway Beach
Pineapple-Mint Juice from Rockaway Taco in Rockaway Beach

"Adding mint to anything makes it instantly refreshing, and this sweet pineapple juice from Rockaway Taco benefits from that cooling power. It was the perfect beachside beverage."—Carolyn Mortell, Intern

[Photo: Vicky Wasik]

Limeade Soda from Asiadog, NYC
Limeade Soda from Asiadog, NYC

"Summer's best kept secret is that limeade is the far superior cousin of fan-favorite lemonade. Asiadog adds seltzer to their perfectly sweetened limeade for a refreshing accompaniment to their tasty hot dogs."—Ben Miller, Editorial Intern

[Photo: Vicky Wasik]

The Long Island Gimlet at The Long Island Bar in Brooklyn
The Long Island Gimlet at The Long Island Bar in Brooklyn

"The Long Island Gimlet at The Long Island Bar in Cobble Hill is a simple yet totally satisfying cocktail. Not too sweet, a hint of ginger, perfect for summer."—Vicky Wasik, Visual Editor

[Photo: Vicky Wasik]

Bartender's Choice at Dick and Jane's in Brooklyn
Bartender's Choice at Dick and Jane's in Brooklyn

"I love developing a rapport with bartenders (alcohol helps!) and asking them to make me a cocktail that they're currently obsessed with. This rum drink made with muddled ginger and cucumber, club soda, Canton ginger liqueur, and bitters was crisp, spicy, and light— perfect for hot summers and refreshing as my fourth (ok... fifth) drink of the night."—Leang Chaing, Sales Operations Manager

[Photo: Leang Chaing]