It’s no secret that one of the best parts of summer is indulging in a refreshing simple pleasure: summer cocktails. In Charlotte, there’s no shortage of summer-inspired drinks bound to help you experience all the season has to offer. These five local cocktails are some of our personal favorites and, if you’re like us, you won’t be disappointed.
City Lights Rooftop’s Sparkle & Pop:
If an upside-down popsicle floating in a glass of bubbly doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does. Choose between Cava, Brut, Prosecco, or Rose and enjoy this sparkling beverage. It truly is the very definition of summer.
The Cellar at Duckworth’s Where There’s Smoke:
The perfect blend of sweet and spicy, this smoked peach margarita is bound to quench your heat-induced thirst. The peach flavors in this carefully crafted cocktail make it perfect for a summer night out with friends.
204 North’s Pink Dahlia:
Blending the refreshing flavors of strawberry and grapefruit, along with a hefty dose of tequila, 204 North’s Pink Dahlia does not disappoint. However, be warned — the strawberry salt garnish will have those with a sweet tooth sneakily licking fingers. We won’t tell if you won’t.
Whether it’s for a special anniversary or a girls night out, Fahrenheit’s mixologists are there to help you celebrate. Blending Cardinal gin, Cointreau, Luxardo, Lemon Juice, and Prosecco, an Apothecary is a sparkling work of art bound to satisfy the tastebuds.
Stoke’s Ode to Hemingway:
Honor the American Literature hero with Stoke’s Ode to Heminway. This well-designed drink has everything you want in a summer cocktail, from grapefruit bitters to Plantation 5 Year to the tasty Amarena cherries.