Perfect Pairings: The Best Beverages for Popular Glens Falls Summer Activities

Whether it’s sports drinks and hikes or iced tea and picnics, certain beverages pair perfectly with popular summer activities. For 2021, we’ve highlighted a variety of Pepsi-Cola products that you should drink while enjoying the summer months. Each one is also available locally in the Glens Falls Region, so you can go and get yours today.

Stay Hydrated with Gatorade While You Hike, Bike & Explore the Outdoors

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Outdoor adventures await around every corner of the North Country, and summer is the best time of year to head out and explore. From hiking in the Adirondacks to riding along the Warren County Bikeway and kayaking on Lake George, there is so much to do throughout the season. However, while you’re out there having fun, don’t forget to stay hydrated.

To help replace what you lose in sweat, bring along a sports drink that has the electrolytes needed to refuel your body. Gatorade and its zero-sugar version Gatorade Zero are readily available in 28oz. and 20oz. bottles at retail stores throughout the greater Glens Falls marketplace. Choose from multiple flavors and keep yourself hydrated during the day.

Embrace the Tropical Vibes of Baja Blast and Its New Flavor Variations

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Just in time for all those beach days and boating trips, the tropical lime-flavored Mountain Dew Baja Blast is returning to store shelves for another summer, but it’s not coming alone.

Starting in June 2021, you’ll be able to buy the popular Baja Blast and its new variations, Baja Punch and Baja Flash, for a limited time at local retail stores. While the red-orange Baja Punch features an explosion of tropical punch flavors, the yellow Baja Flash is inspired by the pineapple/coconut flavors of a pina colada.

Traditionally, Baja Blast is only available as a fountain drink at Taco Bell restaurants, except for limited time store releases. Celebrate this year’s wave of in-store Baja beverages and savor the tropical flavors while you’re relaxing at the lake.

Kick Off Your Summer Road Trip with an Energy Drink

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Are you eager to leave the house and go on a vacation this summer? Many of us are, but if you’re taking a road trip to your favorite getaway destination, then it’s important to plan ahead for the drive.

While snacks are key, so are caffeinated beverages like energy drinks because they can help jump start the morning and give you a little extra boost. Some of the top energy drinks available in the Glens Falls Region include Mountain Dew Amp, Rockstar, Bang, and the new Mtn Dew Rise Energy, which is specifically designed to improve mental clarity in the morning (just what you need before hitting the road!). Pick one up at a nearby convenience store.

Enjoy a Refreshing Iced Tea and Lemonade at a Family Picnic or BBQ

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Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or planning a summer picnic at a park, you’ll want a drink that’s cold and refreshing. If you’re wondering what to get, look no further than iced tea and lemonade, two summertime classics that friends and family will love.

Both drinks are ideal for sipping on a sunny day, and there are a variety of brands to pick from. We recommend a two-liter bottle of Brisk Iced Tea or a two-liter bottle of Dole Lemonade, both of which are available at grocery stores in the Glens Falls Region. Or, for a larger gathering, you can purchase a couple 12-packs of Brisk Iced Tea.

Beat the Heat By Making Your Own “Mug” Root Beer Float

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Like iced tea and lemonade, root beer floats are a summer staple. This delightful drink is packed full of fizzy soda, creamy vanilla ice cream, and nostalgia for those carefree childhood days. And, you can easily make your own at home.

To get started, purchase a bottle of Mug Root Beer, which we distribute at local retail and food service stores. The rich foam and sweet taste of Mug lends itself well to a root beer float, and all you have to do is pour some into a glass with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream. Take a sip and beat the heat with a cool treat.

Are you ready to go hiking, hit the road, or spend a day at the beach? Stock up on these beverages for all your upcoming summer adventures and activities.

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