Cocktails & Spirits

Orange Julius: It Lives! (Dairy Queen is Reviving the Brand) and Three Other Drinks That Should Have Survived the '80s

It's not really a smoothie, and it's definitely not a milkshake, but the Orange Julius -- that frothy, creamy, citrusy goodness -- is still something more than just juice.

Most of us became familiar with Orange Julius in the late '80s, when Dairy Queen bought the rights to the original 1920s beverage created by Julius Freed.

For the past couple of decades, it seemed like the independent Orange Julius stands of the '60s and '70s had become a thing of the past -- bad news for those of us wishing they could get their hands on one.

Lucky for us South Floridians, the chain has made a local comeback, opening its most recent Orange Julius DQ in West Palm Beach.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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