The Best Drinks of 2021

3 min read by  •  Time Visited: 2021

I recently shared “The 21 Best Things I Ate in 2021” and today I wanted to share the drinks version. I’ll keep it short and sweet as I’ve detailed more of the details in the moment on Instagram @adventuresingourmet, in my travel guides, and in my Orlando Bar Guide. I already have some new favorites for 2022 I can’t wait to share soon in more regular updates!

Orlando – Coffee & Tea

  • Iced matcha lattes from Matcha House Tea & Creamery and Matcha Cafe Maiko in Mills 50/Colonialtown. I’m still figuring out the best way to order the level of sweetness I want but I’m still enjoying the process. Any tips?
  • Anything from Lobos Coffee Roasters in Audubon Park, Orlando – The OB Julep is a standout so far, but I also wouldn’t miss their specials.

Orlando – Beer & Wine

Orlando – Cocktails

From My Travels

In Case You Missed It

What and/or where are your favorite drinks? Leave me a comment below. I’d love to know! Cheers!

In This Adventure

  • Bars

    • Julep instagram.com/julep_palm_valley

      A new craft cocktail bar in the heart of Palm Valley connected to V's Pizza with over 600 whiskeys.

    • Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesar’s Palace caesars.com/caesars-palace/things-to-do/nightlife/vanderpump

      Lisa Vanderpump brings to Vegas, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, a glamorous garden oasis featuring a hand-crafted cocktail menu and a selection of small bites. 

    • Ice Plant Bar iceplantbar.com

      Set in a 1927 industrial building, this eatery offers locally sourced dishes & seasonal cocktails.

    • The Matador thematadororlando.com

      Craft cocktail bar with a lounge environment indoors and a patio outdoors.

    • Ten10 Brewing Company ten10brewingcompany.com

      Local brewery with a relaxed, modern vibe offering housemade craft beers, bar snacks & sandwiches.

    • The Thirsty Topher thirstytopher.fun

      Late-night nook with a chill vibe offering an extensive beer menu, boutique wines & outdoor seating.

    • The Wellborn thewellbornorlando.com

      An intimate and historic property, The Wellborn is a tucked-away gem in a charming garden setting in the heart of bustling Downtown Orlando. 

    • Redlight Redlight

      Cool hangout offering an extensive array of craft draft & bottled beers, including house brews.

    • Gnarly Barley thegnarlybarley.com
    • The Ravenous Pig Beer Garden theravenouspig.com/beer-garden-menu
    • The Guesthouse instagram.com/the_guesthouse

      Craft cocktails in a chic, plant-filled bar with an outdoor area & a boisterous happy hour scene.

    • The Sunroom instagram.com/sunroom____

      Newly opened by The Guesthouse team is this bar next door serving more than 64 craft cocktails. They also have a small store element in with artisan ice cubes, beer, wine, and liquor selections.

    • Sideward Brewing sidewardbrewing.com

      A family-owned brewery, taproom, and kitchen in the Milk District of downtown Orlando.

  • Restaurants

    • Toca Madera tocamadera.com/location/scottsdale

      A modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine, featuring unique plates and specialty craft cocktails.

    • The Pinery thepineryorlando.com

      A Southern-inspired restaurant with seasonal dishes located across from Lake Ivanhoe in the heart of Orlando.

    • Russell’s Lake Ivanhoe russellsorlando.com

      Located on the historic Lake Ivanhoe, Russell's offers an upscale casual dining restaurant and bar featuring an innovative and fresh menu.

    • Bites & Bubbles bitesbubbles.com

      Vibrant restaurant with a rooftop terrace serving cheeses, small plates & mains, plus wine.

    • Hillstone hillstonerestaurant.com/locations/winterpark

      Upscale chain eatery serving burgers, steaks & other American fare in stylish, spacious surrounds.

    • Sixty Vines sixtyvines.com/location/orlando-fl

      Sixty Vines is a comfortable and sophisticated restaurant inspired by California wine country. The space features an open, exhibition kitchen with a charcuterie bar, several dining spaces, and a greenhouse patio that gives you a true wine garden dining experience.

    • The Strand strandorlando.com

      Seasonal New American dishes paired with craft beer & wine, in a cozy space with retro accents.

  • Hotels

  • Cafes and Coffee Shops

    • Matcha Cafe Maiko matchacafe-maiko.com/eng

      A matcha cafe offering Premium Ceremonial Grade Matcha and more from Uji, Kyoto Japan.

    • Matcha House Tea & Creamery facebook.com/matcha-house-tea-creamery-106420967773870

      Matcha House specializes in all things matcha, specifically matcha soft-serve ice cream served in charcoal waffle cones, matcha lattes, matcha Thai tea and high-grade ceremonial matcha.

    • Lobos Coffee Roasters loboscoffeeroasters.com

      Specialty coffee roaster located in Audubon Park. Dedicated to sourcing delicious coffee from around the world.

  • Markets

    • Milkhouse milkhousesocial.com

      The Milkhouse is a blend of carefully curated culinary and delicately crafted drinks. Established in 2021, the Milkhouse is a creative space, featuring some of the best local fare Central Florida has to offer.

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