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Houston's 20 Most Iconic Drinks

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An iconic drink is one that is so good one seeks it out regardless of the quality of the food at the restaurant that serves it. It should also reveal something about the character of the people that drink it. As expected, Houston's iconic drinks cover a broad range of ethnic cuisines. One tie that binds many of these drinks is that they are served cold: a testament to Houstonians' constant quest to beat our summer heat. If many of these places seem new, consider it proof that places like Greenway Coffee, Anvil and 13 Celsius have changed the way Houston drinks.

Feel free to sound off on what's missing in the comments. Praise is nice, too.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lemonade at Irma's Restaurant

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22 N Chenevert St
Houston, TX 77002

2. Blue Margarita at El Patio Mexican Restaurant & Club

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6444 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

3. Margarita at The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

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2704 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

4. Lawnmower at Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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2000 Lyons Ave
Houston, TX 77020

5. Shiner Bock at West Alabama Ice House

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1919 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098

6. No Minors Milkshake at Reef Restaurant

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2600 Travis St
Houston, TX 77006

7. Cafe Sua Da at Lee's Sandwiches

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11210 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072

8. Aguas Frescas at Brothers Taco House

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1604 Dowling St
Houston, TX 77003

9. The Happy Meal at Grand Prize Bar

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1010 Banks St
Houston, TX 77006

10. Frozen Cuba Libre at Under the Volcano

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2349 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

11. Flat White at Greenway Coffee and Tea

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5 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046

12. The Brave at Anvil Bar & Refuge

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1424 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

13. Mango Lassi at Shri Balaji Bhavan

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5655 Hillcroft St
Houston, TX 77036

14. Michelada at Connie's Seafood Market & Restaurant

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15. Coco Frio at Canino Produce Co

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2520 Airline Dr
Houston, TX 77009

16. Frozen Bellini at Carrabba's Italian Grill

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3115 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

17. Cantaloupe at El Rey Taqueria

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910 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

18. Horchata at Taquerias Mexico

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6219 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77081

19. Martini at Marfreless

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2006 Peden St
Houston, TX 77019

20. Barolo at 13 Celsius

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3000 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004

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1. Lemonade at Irma's Restaurant

22 N Chenevert St, Houston, TX 77002
22 N Chenevert St
Houston, TX 77002

2. Blue Margarita at El Patio Mexican Restaurant & Club

6444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
6444 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

3. Margarita at The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003
2704 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

4. Lawnmower at Saint Arnold Brewing Company

2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020
2000 Lyons Ave
Houston, TX 77020

5. Shiner Bock at West Alabama Ice House

1919 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
1919 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098

6. No Minors Milkshake at Reef Restaurant

2600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006
2600 Travis St
Houston, TX 77006

7. Cafe Sua Da at Lee's Sandwiches

11210 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072
11210 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072

8. Aguas Frescas at Brothers Taco House

1604 Dowling St, Houston, TX 77003
1604 Dowling St
Houston, TX 77003

9. The Happy Meal at Grand Prize Bar

1010 Banks St, Houston, TX 77006
1010 Banks St
Houston, TX 77006

10. Frozen Cuba Libre at Under the Volcano

2349 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
2349 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

11. Flat White at Greenway Coffee and Tea

5 E Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX 77046
5 E Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046

12. The Brave at Anvil Bar & Refuge

1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
1424 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

13. Mango Lassi at Shri Balaji Bhavan

5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036
5655 Hillcroft St
Houston, TX 77036

14. Michelada at Connie's Seafood Market & Restaurant

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15. Coco Frio at Canino Produce Co

2520 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009
2520 Airline Dr
Houston, TX 77009

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16. Frozen Bellini at Carrabba's Italian Grill

3115 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
3115 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

17. Cantaloupe at El Rey Taqueria

910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
910 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

18. Horchata at Taquerias Mexico

6219 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77081
6219 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77081

19. Martini at Marfreless

2006 Peden St, Houston, TX 77019
2006 Peden St
Houston, TX 77019

20. Barolo at 13 Celsius

3000 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
3000 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004

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