Cool As Challenge™

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Are you ready to try some of the best drinks in Upper Hutt this summer?

We're going head to head with Lower Hutt and Porirua cafe's to try win title of 'The Hutt's coolest drink of summer!' 

Each Cafe needs to come up with something new and exciting refresher that just screams 'Summer'. But they need your help, pop into any of the participating cafe's below and try their take on an ultimate summer refresher. 

How do you vote?

Once you've sampled a signature drink from one of the participating cafes, it's time to score! Scoring criteria is based on on creativity, presentation and of course the flavour. Score between 1-5. Simply scan the QR code on the table talkers available at each participating cafe or use the ice cubes in the information pack and give your favourite drink an extra 5 points. 

If you're feeling social media savvy too, feel free to post a picture with your drink using the hashtag #coolaschallenge

Ready to taste some' Cool as' summer drinks? Checkout the participating local cafes below:

Art of Food

Lemonnana in Pink: Lemonnana, classic of Egyptian dink dutiful drink yummy

Dirty Burger Upper Hutt

Bacon all the rules: Bacon infused caramel Thicc Shake topped with soft serve, candied bacon & caramel sauce

Fig Tree Café

A Taste of Summer: splash of coconut water blended with summer fruits and caramel.

Get Fixed Café 

Little City Mohito Kombucha: Taste of summer in a glass, Lemon, mint , vodka , soda  , or  raspberry to test

Gloria Jeans

Gingerbread Chiller: ice, Milk, Shott Gingerbread Syrup, GJC Very vanilla powder, espresso shot

Herbs and Hub

Rose Volcano: Rose Syrup, Lime cordial, betel ceam and lemonade

Silverstream Bakery

Avocado and honeydew smoothie: Perfect blend of avocado and honey topped with fresh cream and pistachios

Wild Kiwi Distillery

Salted Caramel Martini: shaken on ice. It's Caramel sauce inside the Martini glass, our Salted Caramel Billie Vodka, bailey's, cream, and sugar syrup

Checkout the rest of the participants

*Please note businesses listed above will charge for their drink

Don't forget to vote!




  • Thursday, 12 January 2023 | 12:00 AM - Sunday, 29 January 2023 | 11:59 PM


Upper Hutt