If you love Sunkist, this is the place to go. Tavernita’s zesty beverage has the requisite vivid orange color and citrus flavor, without the tongue-and-teeth-staining properties of its artificial counterpart.
If you love Sprite, try this place. 2 Sparrows has three sodas on their menu, one of which is this bubbly take on lemonade spiked with a sweet-tart lime cordial. Sprite and 7Up only wish they could be this summery.
If you like ginger ale, check out this place. Thanks to a partnership with nearby Filbert’s Soda, Maria’s developed their own ginger blend for use in cocktails (or any time, really) that hits just the right spot between sweet and spicy.
If you like Dr Pepper, try this place. The Doctor contains a mystery mix of 23 different flavors (and no, prune juice is not among them), but it seems plausible that both cherry and sassafras could be a part of the recipe.
House soda jerk Dalton Finney’s cinnamon-spiced twist on Coke plays well with liquor (the bartenders particularly love it in the Pisco-laden La Poderosa cocktail), but even sipped solo, it’s just as refreshing as the real thing.