Cure your Summertime Sadness with These Refreshing Cocktails

Posted on June 14, 2017

With summer officially starting, that means it is time for two things: rose and refreshing cocktails. We have an appreciation for restaurants that transform their drink menu based on season; out with the old and in with the new.

Here in Charleston, Virgil Kaine completely remakes their drink specials for the summer. Nice, right?

When we think summer, we think fruit. Virgil Kaine’s Ladson Cobbler Cocktail is just that. To make this summer cocktail at home combine 4 raspberries, Virgil Kaine Robber Baron Rye, .75 oz. lemon juice, .50 oz. Crème de Cacao, & 1 oz. Fino Sherry. Top with crushed ice and garnish with a raspberry. Can it get more refreshing that that? We will take two!

Warehouse has an incredible selection of delicious house-made craft cocktails; but if you are more interested in rose or lighter Sangrias, Warehouse has your needs covered with their Rose Matthiasson from Napa, CA and their house-made Sangria. Not to mention wines are half-off on Mondays.

Looking to travel this summer? We have you covered. Cavan in New Orleans offers Argyle cold bubbles, which pairs nicely with Ruby’s chocolate banana cream pie.

While Angeline across town serves up it’s Oh Honey, Honey. Playing off childhood summertime classics, this cocktail is a lemonade with a twist—Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, Cointreau, lemon, and sparkling water. Light and bright, these NOLA cocktails are worth the trip.

If you make your way to Music City, The 404 Kitchen in Nashville serves up a delicious and fresh Sangre de Sol. This cocktail is as delicious as it is vibrant— a fun take on a tequila sunrise, this cocktail includes pickled blood oranges, spicy cherry bitters and a smoky tequila to round out the flavors. But if tequila is not for you, The 404 Kitchen has a great assortment of rosé and sparkling wine for summer nights.


Cucumbers are refreshing and a great palate cleanser, cool off with a drink at Local Provisions in Asheville, NC.  LP Serves a refreshing and crisp Pimm’s Cup made with fresh cucumbers for a twist on this classic summertime libation. Sip, Sip Hooray!