When the mercury rises and summer starts to get into full swing, the Urbanbar team loves nothing more than heading out for a delicious summer cocktail. Cooling off with friends is made into a summertime celebration with these top tipples. We hope they inspire you to step out of your summer drink comfort zone and swizzle up your drinks list.
Chilled, salty, sour and sweet: the perfect frozen margarita is a sensory explosion. For a classic margarita with a unique twist, you can’t look past the drinks list at Sydney’s Chula. With its perfect punch of mezcal, bitters and tropical fruits, the Mango & Chamoy salsa frozen margarita will transport you into instant holiday mode, Mexi-style.
A summer spritz
There’s nothing as refreshing as a summer spritz. This year, look beyond the Aperol and white wine classics and go for something deliciously refined. We love Maha restaurant’s Strawberry Spritz cocktail. It combines Cariel vanilla vodka, strawberry shrub and sparkling wine: perfect as a New Year’s aperitif.
If you like your summer sip with a little more bite and a classic style, you’ll adore the drinks list at Therapy Adelaide, which boasts over 100 cocktails. You can sit at the swanky bar on a sultry summer evening and enjoy a Mint Julep with bourbon, sugar syrup and mint – shaken up and served over ice.
Who says the cocktail crowd has to have all the fun? A refreshing mocktail should be every bit as appealing as any other mixologist creation. That’s why we love what’s on offer at Bylbos Bar, a Lebanese inspired bar and restaurant in Brisbane. Choose from four speciality made mocktails, each with a Middle Eastern twist, like the Lebanese Lemonade with a hint of rosewater.
We hope this list refreshes your summer cocktail palette and gives you reason to spritz up your drinks list this season. If you want to keep up to date with these latest hospitality trends – and more – sign up to our Urbanbar newsletter.