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It’s about time you refresh yourself. The height of summer requires people to sit down and cool off with delicious beverages — and you can do that easily in Phoenix. In fact, it’s one of the best places to let your hair down with a drink in your hand, with bars galore to explore. Whether you’re looking for something sweet, fruity, or boozy, there are plenty of ice-cold drinks to try all around the Valley at these choice watering holes. Check out some of the best summer cocktails in Phoenix below!
Also, check out where you can get some boozy to-go cocktails in Phoenix here!
821 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Can’t say no to summer brunch, can you? We thought not. That’s why you’re in luck — Sazerac PHX, known for their drinks, provides refreshing beverages every weekend to diners who are looking to kick back. Chicken and waffles or breakfast tacos from The Nach might put you in the mood for something sweet like a mimosa, but know also that Sazerac is known for their seasonal cocktails during every part of the year.
4501 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85018
It’s hot out, so your coffee needs to be cold. That’s where the delicious Espresso Martini comes in, courtesy of PROVISION. They roast their own beans, make their own amazing coffees, and even pioneer some awesome cocktails and pastries to boot. If you’re interested in trying other cocktails, they have many things to enjoy, including a charming spin on peach tea. Namely, they have the mouthwatering Peachy Keen: cold-brewed sparkling white peach tea, peach saffron sour, Piloncillo lime syrup, clingstone peach bitters, fresh basil, and saffron bitters.
132 S Central Ave 4th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Be it Pleasure Island or the Sidepiece, there are cocktails galore at Little Rituals that are unique, fresh creations. Sweet-and-fruity concoctions like the Sidepiece or “Bring Da Funk” are worthwhile to explore during the summertime especially. This establishment, located on the fourth floor of the Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown, is a great place to come inside from the evening heat of the desert to enjoy a night of revelry.
1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
You need a way to cool off, don’t ya? Well, Bitter and Twisted knows you do, and they’ve got numerous summer-themed drinks that stand out visually and taste just as refreshing. Try the “Tropic Like It’s Hot,” a mango juice-based cocktail featuring Tajín and grapefruit cinnamon syrup to make it the perfect combination of spicy and fruity.
3626 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
This immersive experience puts you on a 90-minute train journey through the Rocky Mountains, complete with a story-inspired menu that features refreshing beverages. Being inside this train-like experience, you can cool off with original cocktails like “Lipstick & Earrings,” featuring strawberry-infused vodka and traces of apricot and kumquat, or their clarified milk punch, “Always Quiet in the Graveyard,” with blended rum, Giffard Crème de Pêche, tamarind, guava tea, and more to make a unique, refreshing sip.