Vietnamese Cold Brew
Years before millennials began fleeing the East and West Coasts for Nashville, Barista Parlor started building a reputation as one of the best shops in town. But since opening one location in East Nashville in 2012, the brand has now expanded to eight total shops—including an outpost in the airport. BP changes its seasonal menu regularly, and summer drinks are already on their way out, but one of their reliable staples is the Vietnamese Cold Brew, which levels up the drink’s traditional recipe by spiking the sweetened condensed milk with lemongrass and ginger.
There will likely be a La Colombe near you soon, and if not, odds are you can find its canned lattes at the local Whole Foods. But in addition to being one of the pioneers of the RTD cold coffee biz, the brand also keeps the menus at its cafes fresh with on-tap seasonal cold drinks. Currently the move is the Pontaluna Punch, which mixes real cherry juice and cold brew.