The Most Refreshing Iced Drinks to Cool Down With During the Summer, Ranked

The Most Refreshing Iced Drinks to Cool Down With During the Summer, Ranked

You know you need them.

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I know what you've all been thinking: "Emily, it's been far too long since you've written an article obnoxiously ranking things that we genuinely didn't and still don't care about. Have you forgotten your roots?" To which I say: never. I will never not be giving my fully biased and unsolicited opinion on any and everything.

This week's topic of discussion: drinks. Not the "it's only alcoholism until you graduate" drinks, so simmer down. I'm going to rank the best drinks to grab when you can feel the sweat running down your back and your face turning 50 Shades of Tomato. Yes, that's right: ice cold, condensation on the cup, refreshing summer drinks. Not to be dramatic, but iced drinks in the summer are like salvation in a cup.

Writing this article with absolutely no regard for how any of you feel on the topic truly feels like coming home after 30 years at sea. Here is my list of the most refreshing iced drinks to cool down with during the summer.

Lemonade

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DO NOT try to tell me that you would not want a glass of lemonade beside you as you sit outside in the summer. Or "Lemonade" playing as you sip it. There is no situation in which lemonade is not the answer, that is just a fact.

Arnold Palmer

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I don't know where you grew up, but Arnold Palmer was everyone's drink of choice throughout middle into high school. There will never be a time when an ice cold Arnold Palmer isn't undesirable because rooted in such wholesome summer memories. I mean, just look at how inviting this wax statue of Arnold himself is!

It's actually kind of creepy. Avert your eyes from the wax sculpture and go grab an Arnold Palmer drink instead.

Iced Tea

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...or as it's called in the South, Sweet Tea. If you're drinking unsweetened iced tea and not mixing it with lemonade to make Arnold Palmer, You're living your life entirely wrong. I'm sorry to break it to you but it's true.

Soda (Literally Any Soda)

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I love my parents. I love how I was raised. I love that I was taught the importance moderation in my diet because that gave me soda. Please don't preach your crunchy granola "soda is bad for you" speil: soda is the best and a nice Diet Coke with a cheeseburger fresh off the backyard grill is the best.

Iced Coffee

Before you show up with torches and pitchforks outside of my house, hear me out on this: I am an iced coffee fiend. I'm talking 1-3 cups a day. But there's nothing truly refreshing about iced coffee, aside from the knowledge that you won't have a withdrawal headache today.

I am fully Team Iced Coffee and always will be. But I stand firmly by its position on this list.

Shirley Temple

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Fair: I haven't had a Shirley Temple since I was 11, but I have used grenadine since then and that stuff is unreal. Don't tell me you don't wish it was socially acceptable for adults to drink childish drinks like Shirley Temples that are just über-sweet and fun? #bringitback

But yeah, everything else is a lot better so it's still down here.

Water

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If you try to tell me that water is your favorite drink out of everything on this list, I ask you: have you not lived? Have you never frolicked, nay, walked out in the sun? Water is that thing you drink after a workout or when your lips start to chap because you're "probably dehydrated." Water isn't your first choice in the summer, it's an obligation.

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10 Reasons Moe's Will Always And Forever Be Superior To Chipotle

Welcome to Moe's!
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With the great debate between which burrito place is the best, here are 10 reasons why Moe's is clearly the better option than Chipotle. *Side note, I do like Chipotle, but Moe's will always be No. 1 in my heart.

1. WELCOME TO MOE'S!

You don't get this kind of hospitality from Chipotle.

2. Their menu is much larger.

Moe's offers burritos, quesadillas, nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads, and they all have cool names! Chipotle just has burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. BORING.

3. They offer a variety of toppings.


Moe's offers over 20 fresh ingredients while Chipotle has...barely anything. :/

4. Moe Monday.

$5 BURRITOS!!!!! Seriously no one can beat that.

5. Their prices in general.


At Chipotle it's $6.50 just for a for a burrito alone. Add on chips, guac and a drink and that's roughly $13. At Moe's you can get a burrito, chips, unlimited salsa, and a drink for $8.80. Add on queso and that's only $1.25 more. (But totally worth it!!!) Which brings me to my next case...

6. QUESO!!!!!!!!!!

Queso is bae. That is all.

7. Free chips and a salsa bar!

We don't pay extra here.

8. The atmosphere at Moe's just feels better.

Chipotle's are usually tiny little restaurants that barely have any tables. Every time I go to Chipotle I feel rushed to eat my food because people are usually hovering over you looking for a seat. Moe's is like five times it size and they play good music.

9. Moe's is made with FRESH ingredients.


I'm not even gonna get into the whole Chipotle situation...

10. Overall, Moe's just tastes better than Chipotle.


Sorry 'bout it.

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9 Of The Best Fries, Ranked Accordingly

From our hangover cures to our classy side dish, who can say "no" to fries?

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Ok, so obviously we all LOVE fries right? Or why else would you click on this?

That being said, it is about time that someone ranks the best fries because the people need to know!

As a side note, this will only include fast food fries and it will go from the least to the most delectable!

 1. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries

Ok, so maybe this seemed like a good idea but I'm not sure that it's the best. The fries kind of just taste like super crispy regular fries with a tad bit of cheese-flavored seasoning on them, which I guess is essentially what it is.

It seems like a chips and queso wanna-be.

Dipping them in the nacho cheese does make them a bit better but it still can't replace that savory taste of crunchy chips and creamy queso.

2. Wendy’s Natural Cut Fries 

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We get it. Your naturally cut and ~perfectly~ seasoned with sea salt, but they still aren't the best. Don't get me wrong, they are great, but they just don't have that nice crisp on the outside of them.

3. Burger King

Fries

Burger King's fries aren't super special. They are just kind of there. They aren't horrible, but they aren't the best.

4.   Steak n’ Shake 

So, Steak n' Shake's fries are skinny to the max. These shoestring fries are pretty good but, I think that we can all agree that they need some more salt for sure.

5. PDQ

These fries aren't too skinny but they are on the skinny side, in a good way.

They are a tad soggy sometimes but rarely; it's only usually the long ones. Plus, the seasoning on these fries is so good.

6. Arby's

Ah, the only curly fries on the list.

These ones are clearly special for a couple reasons. The most obvious being their special curled shape, but their seasoning, that has a little spice, is also pretty good.

These fries do always seem to taste even greasier than usual for fries though, so they lose points for that.

7. McDonald's

Fries

These are the undisputed king of the skinny fries.

They aren't too skinny, to where they are soggy and they still manage to be just a tad crunchy but in the best way possible.

They are also slated just right and they always will leave you wanting more. Plus, when you do want more, there's usually a couple left at the bottom and when you reach down there and feel them it truly is a joyful moment.

8. Chick-fil-A   

Fries

Admit it, we all love our selves some waffle fries.

Chick Fil a masters the waffle fries (usually, sometimes it will vary by location). They are crunchy on the outside but nice and fluffy on the inside.

Sometimes though they do get over done and salted a little too much or too little so that is why they aren't the very best.

 9.  Bojangles  

I feel so bad for the West Coast where they don't have Bojangles because honestly, their fries are the absolute best.

These fries are right in the middle with their size. Not too think, but not too thin. Perfectly in the middle.

Plus, they are rarely over or underdone. They are mushy in the best way.

They also are topped off with the best seasoning! Try asking for some extra seasoning if you want; you won't regret it!

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