Let’s face it, we live in one of the most cultural and spirited cities in the world. Boston’s pride is an unbreakable bond, and our local establishments celebrate the city in many different ways. One great nod to Boston? Creating a tasty drink inspired by and named for our wonderful city.
We went out on the town in search of Boston’s most Bostony cocktails, so the next time you’re out and about feeling strong with your Boston pride, you’ll know where to find the most spirited cocktails around:
The Spot: Scholars
The Drink: Smirnoff Boston Tea Party
What’s in it: House infused honey peach tea, splash of citrus
Why should Long Island have all the fun? Tea is a major part of Boston’s history, and nothing commemorates that more than a great house-made tea infusion.
The Spot: The Fireplace
The Drink: Brookline’s Finest
What’s in it: Muddled peach and mint, Bully Boy whisky, lemon
OK so this one’s not exactly “Boston” per se, but we all know that one of the best things about Boston is venturing out to our other surrounding foodie neighborhoods. And this cozy spot uses one of our favorite local distillery’s whisky, adding peach for some sweet tang and mint for an herbaceous finish.
The Spot: Bell In Hand
The Drink: Paul Revere Punch
What’s in it: Captain Morgan white, Gosling’s rum, orange, cranberry, pineapple juice, garnished with an orange slice and cherry
It doesn’t get more Boston than this. Faneuil Hall’s Bell In Hand Tavern has been a destination for a cold drink and hot meal since 1795. Cross that with one of Boston’s most historic figures, Paul Revere, and you’ve got yourself a deliciously fruity Boston-themed cocktail.
The Spot: Pier 6
The Drink: Southie Southside
What’s in it: Grand Ten Wireworks gin, Soho lychee, simple syrup, mint, cucumber
A delicious local gin from Southie’s own Grand Ten and panoramic waterfront views of the Boston Harbor. That’s the Southie way…and we like it.
The Spot: Stephanie’s on Newbury
The Drink: Back Bay Basic
What’s in it: Tito’s handmade vodka, St-germain, citrus, stirred and topped with prosecco
We couldn’t possibly ignore Boston’s favorite shopping destination, Newbury Street. Nothing captures the true cultural beauty of Boston quite like the classic Back Bay brownstones, and sitting outside on Stephanie’s Newbury Street corner is the perfect way to take it all in, especially with this drink in hand.
The Spot: The Landing at Long Wharf (Boston Harbor Cruises)
The Drink: Patriot Passion
What’s in it: Bacardi DragonBerry, cranberry juice, lemonade
How can we talk about Boston’s spirit without acknowledging our amazing sports teams? This one, named for New England’s football team, will not disappoint. Found at one of Boston’s only truly outdoor bars, this fruity cocktail is sure to instill a passion for our city.