811 West 17th Street | 816-287-1444 | littlefreshie.com
West Side snow-cone guru Lindsay Laricks opened a brick-and-mortar operation last summer, and the sweet little combination espresso bar and soda shop won us over immediately with its lemonades. Our favorite is what you might call an alt-lemonade, a fizzy, hot-pink, prickly-pear-and-lemon soda. (It also can be ordered flat.) But some days, we go for a refreshing rosewater-and-lemon version. And the current best-seller is Laricks' Spicy Ginger Fizz, a lemon-based soda made with a lot of fresh ginger and a bit of crushed red pepper.