We did it. We survived Boston’s snowiest winter on record and made it to the other side… only to begin complaining all over again, that it’s too hot outside.
Unlike in the sub-zero temperatures of winter when we hunker down in our homes, ordering delivery and drinking whatever we stocked up on from the liquor store in between snowstorms, now is the time when we go out. And with Baileys Hot Chocolates distant in our memories (for now), we’re searching Boston’s summer hot spots for a more refreshing cocktail route.
The BevSpot team compiled a few of our picks for the must try refreshing cocktails of the season.
The Spot: Lolita
The Drink: Strawberry Basil Mojito
What’s in it?: rum, mint, fresh strawberries, cucumber, basil infused cane syrup, lime
We’ve all tried the infamous margaritas at Lolita, so now it’stime for something new. This is the stuff summers are made of- fresh strawberries, basil, cucumber…refreshing sweetness that goes down like candy.
The Spot: Island Creek Oyster Bar
The Drink: Death in the Afternoon
What’s in it?: Champagne, absinthe, sugar cube, bitters, and a twist
Invented by Ernest Hemingway himself, this delicious twist on a classic champagne cocktail is the perfect pairing for an oyster brunch. You may think nothing is better than oysters and champagne, but that’s only because you’ve never had your champagne with a splash of absinthe.
The Spot: Coppa
The Drink: Manmosa
What’s in it?: Prosecco and orange soda
There are days when a dainty champagne flute just won’t cut it. Maybe the cure is a big beer mug and your own personal split of prosecco? Visit Coppa on Sundays for brunch, and if you’re lucky, snag a spot outside on this cute corner in the heart of the South End.
The Spot: Babbo
The Drink: Midnight Train to Naples
What’s in it?: Rye, bitters, sweet vermouth
This new restaurant from Mario Batali boasts a contemporary, open concept wood-burning brick oven, dishing out delicious pizza, as well as a variety of shared plates and pastas. What stands out about this drink is the refreshing, yet unsweetened flavor. Perfect for the summer palette that may not love a fruity drink.