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5 Must-Try Summer Cocktails

By Lauren Colonna | July 24, 2018 | Food & Drink National

It is no secret that the summer has been hot and humid here in Philadelphia. There is no better way to cool off then enjoying a refreshing drink after a long work week. To help you decide where to start, we’ve rounded up a few cocktails perfect for beating the heat this summer.


Lemongrass Sparkler at Bar 210

Nestled in one of the city's most elite restaurants, Bar 210 is an ideal spot to post up with friends before grabbing an unforgettable meal. On your next visit, grab the Lemongrass Sparkler--smooth Grey Goose “La Poire” Vodka, St. Germain, lemongrass and candied lemon make for a delicate and crisp-tasting beverage, perfect for Sunday brunch. 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215.546.9000

Elderflower Elyx at Ocean Prime

Enjoy a refreshingly sweet cocktail with one of Ocean Prime's many decadent dishes at this seafood and steak-centric eatery. Made with Absolut Elyx, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, Peychaud’s bitters, and house grenadine, this local favorite is finished with chilled Domaine Chandon sparkling wine. 124 S.15th St., 215.563.0163

Queen of Hearts at Library Bar

Aptly named the Queen of Hearts, this fruit-forward cocktail is made with cherry blossom infused vodka, limoncello, lemon, and amarena nectar. Tucked into the basement of the iconic Rittenhouse Hotel, this chic, library themed bar is the perfect place for after-work drinks. 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215.546.9000

The Eagles Gift at The Franklin Bar

Once an alcohol-ring during the prohibition, the historic Franklin Bar is still serving up some of the best drinks in town—so good they’re almost criminal. Crafted with Mate Tequila, Punt E Mes, lemon, simple syrup, angostura, Dandelion Burdock Bitters, this seasonal cocktail is the perfect choice for any tequila lover. 112 S.18th St., 267.467.3277,

Artist's Special at Charlie was a Sinner

This sultry Midtown Village café and bar offers vegetarian plant-based plates and drinks. On your next visit, try the Artist’s Special--made with old forester, amontillado sherry, house made grenadine and lemon, for a sweet drink with a punchy finish. 131 S.13th St., 267.758.5372

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