5 Great Places for Drinks that Delight



Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

The Tropicale

Cool down at The Tropicale this summer with big, chilly specialty cocktails. The Chi Chi Colada promises a nostalgic taste of old Palm Springs, with 42 Below vodka and pineapple juice, shaken with cream of coconut, ice, and a splash of Grand Marnier.
330 E. Amado, Palm Springs.
760-866-1952; www.thetropicale.com

Legacy Thai Cuisine

Thai iced tea — or cha-yen — offers a cool taste of Southeast Asia. Made from strong black tea with orange blossom water, star anise, and crushed tamarind seed, it’s sweetened with sugar and topped with evaporated milk or half-and-half.
46520 Washington St., Ste. 3, La Quinta.
760-771-1105

Tommy Bahama

Try a spicy kumquat margarita — one of three new cocktails debuting at Tommy Bahama’s. This south-of-the-border drink muddles kumquat and jalapeño in lime juice with Sauza Commemorativo tequila, Cointreau, made from scratch sour. It’s shaken with ice and poured into a chilled margarita glass.
73595 El Paseo, The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert.
760-836-0188; www.tommybahama.com

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Slip into something retro-chic. Mod martinis and couture cocktails are all the rage. Put a contemporary spin on classic mixed drinks with a fresh take on the Sailor Daiquiri, a stronger version of the classic daiquiri, made with rum and fresh pineapple and lime juices, served icy cold and “up.”
71800 Hwy. 111, The River at Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage.
760-776-6685; www.flemingssteakhouse.com

POM and The Bistro

Find a couple of refreshing summertime cocktails at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Pom and The Bistro. The Pomade is made with vodka, lemonade, and a splash of pomegranate juice over ice. Or sample the signature Bistro Cosmo — vodka, Chambord, cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime shaken with ice, then poured into a chilled martini glass with lemon-wedge garnish.
84245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio.
760-342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Cheers to the Holidays at TRIO Palm Springs

Spend the holidays with family and friends at TRIO and leave the cooking to someone else. TRIO will be open regular hours both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, plus offering celebratory specials for New Year’s Eve.

Warm Up With A Taste of Summer

If your lips pucker at the thought of sipping traditionally bitter grapefruit juice, fear not: This Ruth’s Chris Steak House recipe calls for a delicate, semisweet surprise of ruby red that will lure you over to the pink side.

The Purple Palm Takes "Pride" in Crafted Cocktails

Palm Springs takes pride in many things, and with the approach of Pride Weekend, cocktails will be at the heart of the many parties and events.

Purple Room Restaurant and Stage Brings Top Entertainment to Town

Purple Room Restaurant and Stage has become Palm Springs’ entertainment center with amazing talent matched with a fun happy hour and great food.

Creative Mexican Cuisine Marks Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club's Reopening

New entertainment, special events, and a new executive chef in Ruben Galvez mark the reopening of Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club in South Palm Springs.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Fashionista Friends

Fashionista Friends

Experience the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week El Paseo 2015.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Edit ModuleShow Tags