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.
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.
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.
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.
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.