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Circa 55 Restaurant shares a bar with the adjacent Trader Vic’s Lounge at The Beverly Hilton, so you’ll find a ton of fruity non-alcoholic drinks and mocktails here.
We love Trader Vic’s fun mocktail menu, which you can order from at Circa 55 whether you dine in the retro 1950s dining room or poolside under the palm trees (though we highly recommend the latter). For starters, there’s the no mai tai — the non-alcoholic version of Trader’s Vic’s signature beverage, which it claims to have invented in 1944 — made with pineapple and orange juice mixed with almond syrup. We also recommend the Soft Bahia, a creamy pineapple-coconut concoction, and the Coral Reef, made with strawberries, mango and coconut cream. The Queen Charlotte Fruit Punch is a fun mix of fruit juices, grenadine and passion fruit while the Peach Tree No mixes oranges, peaches and a hint of coconut.
Of course, there’s a full selection of juices you can order during breakfast, including orange, grapefruit, cranberry, tomato and apple as well as seasonal fruit smoothies, such as strawberry, mango, peach or blackberry. There’s also soft drinks, milk, hot chocolate and bottled, sparkling or ice water.
For your caffeine dose, there’s fresh-brewed and fresh-ground specialty coffee from Silverback Coffee of Rwanda (decaf is available too), a full selection of gourmet teas from Harney & Sons and fun green teas from The Green Teaist, including genmaicha and hojicha, which are both popular in Japan.
The adjoining Trader Vic’s Lounge offers non-alcoholic beverages such as the “No Tai Mai Tai” (tropical fruit and juices, minus the rum and liqueur), which can be enjoyed with your meal at Circa 55.