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Get a taste of the island life with AMER’s colorful Smoke & Chill concoction. Mezcal meets pineapple, cinnamon, banana, lime, angostura and nutmeg for a result that Bob Marley would approve of. $12, Inman Quarter, @ameratl

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The salt life comes ashore at BeetleCat, where the seasonal Rum Runner (Havana Club white and dark rums, pineapple and lime juices, and angostura bitters) will have you sharing a cheers to the good life, mon. $9, Inman Quarter, @beetlecatatl

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Book it to Yebo Beach Haus for a seaside escape in the heart of the city. Curl up on the patio and take in primo Buckhead views while sipping on The Strand (Buffalo Trace, BG Reynolds passion fruit, honey, egg white and lemon). $12, Buckhead, @yebobeachhaus

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Toast to the opening of Inman Quarter’s Hampton + Hudson with its refreshing Upper East Side cocktail, which boasts gin, elderflower, lemon juice, ginger, fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint. $11, Inman Quarter, @hamptonhudson

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Get the fiesta started with Red Pepper Taqueria’s Red Pepper Spanky, the perfect pairing with a big bowl of guac. Two slices of cucumber are muddled and stirred with simple syrup, fresh lime juice and serrano-infused tequila before being shaken and fine-strained into a chipotle salt-rimmed glass. $6, multiple locations,

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Summer is in full bloom at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse where the La Lavanda is as pretty as it is smooth. Edible flowers float in a chilled martini glass filled with Hendrick’s gin, lavender syrup, lemon juice and crème de violette. $12, Buckhead, @daviosrestaurant

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Enjoy a devilishly good time at the new 5Church in Midtown, where The Viper (Patron silver, orange liqueur, lime juice, cucumber water and cayenne pepper) entices and delivers. $12, Midtown, @5churchatlanta

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Whether you’re falling in love or hanging with your #GirlSquad, order a round of Summertime Fling cocktails at STK. Brugal rum is combined with rosé, St. Germain and cranberry with a pour of bubbly to top it off. $14, Midtown, @eatstk

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Fruity and flavorful is the name of the game at Tavernpointe via the Peaches and Peppers Draft Sangria. Sweet and spicy meet thanks to peaches, Fresno chiles, cloves, sugar, white wine, lemon juice and a peel of grapefruit. From $7, Midtown, @tavernpointe

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Whether you’re settling in for happy hour or a boozy brunch, Ticonderoga Club’s signature Ticonderoga Cup (rum, cognac, sherry, pineapple, lemon and mint) is a must. Instagram-worthy, indeed. $9, Old Fourth Ward, @ticonderogaclub

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Cool for the Summer

By Allison Mitchell | July 8, 2016 | Articles


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