It’s heating up in our fair city, which means cooling off with an ice-cold cocktail is a must if we’re going to survive the next few months. We’ve gathered a bunch of fun local beverages to tempt you to head out to some of areal restaurants and bars. Feeling crafty? Use these ideas as inspiration at your own backyard fete. Either way, cheers to summer!
Blueberry Smash made with Tito’s Vodka, muddled blueberries, fresh lemon juice, mint, agave, blackcurrant liqueur and club soda.
FIND IT: Citrus Restaurant
Bourbon/Fig/Spicy Fig made with infused bourbon, sweet potato shochu, lillet blanc and togarashi syrup.
(Dragonfly bartenders don’t name their drinks; they categorize them by flavor profiles.)
FIND IT: Dragonfly Sushi and Robata
Sal Paradiso made with Kappa pisco, fresh lime, papaya juice, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Peychauds bitters and a lime wheel garnish.
FIND IT: The Courtesy Bar
Gin + Juice made with fresh orange juice, lemon juice, house-made grenadine, Aviation Gin, grapefruit bitters and Lemonata Pellagrino.
FIND IT: Soco Thornton Park
Image credit: Cricket’s Photography
Greek Mojito made with Mastika, soda, Sprite, sour mix, mint leaves and lime. FIND IT: Taverna Opa
The Peacock Egg made with lavender syrup, lemonade, Bombay Sapphire Gin and Blue Curacao.
FIND IT: Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Citro Superiore made with lime peel infused gin, chargrilled grapefruit juice, lemon syrup and sour orange bitters.
FIND IT: Created at Orlando World Center Marriott by Tim Bradstreet
Summertime Sipper made with cucumber slices, watermelon cubes, simple syrup, Malibu Coconut Rum, fresh lime juice and a splash of Sprite.
FIND IT: The Melting Pot
The Closing Bell made with Broker’s London Dry Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, Twinings Earl Grey Tea-infused Combier Pèche devigne, fresh lemon juice and Peychaud’s bitters.
FIND IT: Created by Samm Holder at The Woods
ABSOLUT Raspberri Collins made with ABSOLUT Raspberri Vodka, lemon, simple syrup, club soda and fresh raspberries.
FIND IT: Hyatt Regency Orlando