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Psst… Have You Tried These Unusual Drinks in Denver?4 min read

Have You Tried These Unusual Drinks in Denver? | The Denver Ear

You have visited the cider houses and the coffee shops and gone to almost every micro brew taproom on your list. This is your opportunity to try some other, unusual drinks so take a look at the list below and explore some new beverages!

HAVE YOU TRIED THESE UNUSUAL DRINKS IN DENVER?

Kava | The Denver Ear

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KAVA KAVA

Kava is an unusual drink that has been making its way on to the Denver scene recently. Kava is a drink made from the root of the Piper methysticum a plant from the islands of the Pacific Ocean. The drink is said to produce a calming effect and slight euphoria for some consumers (as well as a slight numbing of the lips). It has an earthy taste and many drinkers like to follow it up with a shot of pineapple juice to sweeten the intensity. It can be an interesting alternative when taking a break from alcohol for those evenings that you could use a wind down, or if you are looking for an unusual experience with low risk.

KAVASUTRA KAVA BAR

Kavasutra Kava Bar Denver is a great place for virgin and regular kava drinkers to try this unusual drink, as well as friends who would rather have something else. Kavasutra offers a special for those who are trying kava for the first time that includes a few shots of the root based drink as well as pineapple juice to help balance out the taste. For those not wanting to drink kava they have tea, kombucha and coffee for other liquid lifts.

Psst… Start sipping at 1232 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Kava | The Denver Ear

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MAD HATTERS MILE HIGH KAVA BAR

Mad Hatters Mile High Kava Bar is open 24 hours and is a trip down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland themed decor and curious drinks to sip on. A variety of ways to try kava, as well as coffee and more! They have game nights and dancing so once you are relaxed there are ways to enjoy the rest of the night and day…

Psst… Start sipping at 3717, 2035 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80227

SPECIALTY SODA

In a world of sodas sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors finding craft soda made with cane sugar and a variety real flavors can be quite intriguing and refreshing. Discover Denver spots to find specialty sodas!

ROCKY MOUNTIAN SODA CO.

Rocky Mountains Soda Co creates cane sugar sweetened bottles in flavors like Boulder Birch Beer (vanilla, maple syrup and wintergreen) Colorado Cola (“classic cola nut extract base…cinnamon, coriander, lime, vanilla and wild cherry”) or Loveland Lemon-Limade (sweet but tart). If you are looking for something that has a sugar alternative they produce Oogave – a run of sodas that is sweetened with agave instead of cane sugar. Those come in classic flavors like Ginger Ale and Sarsaparilla (Root Beer) or yummy twists like Apple Soda or Hibiscus Flower.

You can start sipping on this local beverage at a number of restaurants around the area or pick up a six pack at grocery stores in the area! Browse their retailers  to find a place near you or order what you want online and get the soda delivered to your door!

Specialty Soda | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Ann Harding 2018

ROCKET FIZZ

Rocket Fizz is an experience in a store! If you have a childhood soda or candy that you miss, than you can probably find it in this quirky shop. Looking for a friend outing or a date night that involves trying something new? This would be the spot to dare your best friend to shotgun a soda with the flavors like chocolate, birthday cake, or bacon.

Psst… Start sipping at 1512 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

KOMBUCHA 

Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha | The Denver Ear

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Psst… For an entire run down of what the heck kombucha is, the local kombucha creators of Colorado and where to find them, check out our blog about “9 Colorado Breweries that Brew Kombucha“. If you are curious about trying out the kombucha on-tap there is:

AMERICAN CULTURES KOMBUCHA TAPROOM

American Cultures Kombucha Taproom serves kombucha (of course) from many local brewers. If you want to try a little bit of a bunch of brews they offer flights of kombucha for the curious. They also serve locally made ice cream, coffee and food in a sunny comfortable cafe environment. If you find a particular type of kombucha that you like they offer growlers for sale, so you can take some of the taproom home.

Psst… Start sipping at 3233 Tejon St #107, Denver, CO 80211

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