There’s nothing better than enjoying the warm weather with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Whether you are day drinking, patio partying, or sunset sipping, we’ve curated a list of twelve summer cocktails you can find around Cincinnati bars and restaurants. As the temperature heats up, cool off with these refreshing drinks this summer.
Hawaiian Mimosa, Mount Adams Pavilion
On hot summer afternoons, sip on Pavilion’s sweet Hawaiian Mimosa. Made with Prosecco, Malibu Rum, peach schnapps, and pineapple juice, it’s the perfect summer drink to accompany a sit-down dinner with an unbeatable view.
Cabana Breeze, The Sandbar
Nothing says summer like the Cabana Breeze at The Sandbar. Made with Malibu Rum, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice, the Cabana Breeze transports you to a shaded veranda overlooking the ocean, or the Four Seasons Marina. Same thing, right? And yes, this “docktail” comes in a bucket! Join us at Cincinnati’s favorite staycation destination… no PTO needed!
Summa Thyme, The Lackman
For a beverage with a little more sparkle, try Summa Thyme at The Lackman. This cocktail combines Tanqueray Gin with sweet Lillet Blanc, thyme simple syrup, and lemon juice, then is garnished with thyme. This boozy beverage will light up your summer like the Fourth of July.
Nancy Lopez, Rosedale OTR
When day drinking is your planned activity, reach for a frozen drink like Rosedale’s Nancy Lopez. Made with Finlandia vodka and Frosé Blanc, this boozy slushie is a summertime must.
Buffalo Bill, Low Spark
Swim with all the fish, including Low Spark’s very own Buffalo Bill. OTR’s fish tank bar has a cocktail named after one of its fish, and yes, it is as cool as it looks. Buffalo Bill is made with Old Forester Bourbon, mint, lemon, and egg white. This cocktail will leave you hooked!
The Keystone Day Spa, Keystone Bar & Grill
The Keystone Day Spa is the perfect refreshing sipper for a hot summer day. Made with Tito’s, lime juice, simple syrup, mint leaves, cucumber slices, and soda, the Day Spa can be found at all 3 Keystone locations. After one sip, you’re sure to feel like you’re relaxing at the spa.
Citrus Sun, The Stretch
Soak up the sun (and the booze) with The Stretch’s Citrus Sun. A combination of Grey Goose, Triple Sec, orange juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup, the Citrus Sun is sure to add some sunshine to your day!
Tennessee Lemonade, The St. Clair
A warm summer day can make us crave two things: a cool glass of lemonade and the best whiskey we can find. The St. Clair’s Tennessee Lemonade is exactly that. A mixture of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, fresh lemon juice, and Sprite, this cocktail will leave you craving more and more.
Ketel Hill, The Roosevelt Room
You can’t go wrong with Ketel One Botanical Peach and Orange Blossom vodka! The addition of strawberries, soda, lemon, and sugar keep this drink bright and refreshing. Ketel Hill can be found at The Roosevelt Room in the Liberty Center.
All Jacked Up, Hightail Mt. Adams
Don’t sleep on Jack as the perfect summertime spirit. All Jacked Up at Hightail is the strong, yet sweet companion you need in your life. Made with Jack Daniels, lemon juice, orange juice, honey, bitters, rosemary, and strawberries, this cocktail has the perfect contrast of textures that will fulfill every taste bud.
Tito’s Austin Blossom, Igby’s
Igbys’ Tito’s Austin Blossom is a sweet treat to beat the summer heat. A fan favorite at the downtown bar, this concoction is made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, fresh pineapple and lime, agave syrup, and rosemary.
Strawberry Negroni, The Righteous Room
If you’re looking for a colorful, fresh, fruity drink that will satisfy every thirst, look no further! The Righteous Room’s Strawberry Negroni is exactly what you’ve been searching for. This perfectly pink concoction of Tanqueray Gin, Campari, Dolin sweet vermouth, strawberry simple syrup, and a strawberry garnish is guaranteed to cool you down on a hot day!