7 Cocktails to Help You Cool Down This Summer

Written by Atlanta Eats intern, Jessica Pierson. 

Summer in Atlanta is HOT. And what’s a better way to cool down this summer than with an ice cold cocktail? Luckily Atlanta is home to some pretty killer drink menus and sweet spots for you to chill and relax. Here are a few of our favorite cocktails to help you stay cool in the summer months!

Photo: Facebook/gypsykitchen

Gypsy Kitchen 

With some serious rooftop views and a truly #aesthetic atmosphere, Gypsy Kitchen is a great place to enjoy the summer weather without sweating. Try the Rose Sangria for a sweet drink that will leave you feeling refreshed. Pair your drinks with some of their incredible tapas and appetizers for a fun evening in the sun. 

Biltong Bar Buckhead – Rum Barrel

Biltong Bar 

With a drink menu that’s eight pages long, Biltong Bar is the perfect spot to take all of your friends this summer! The Summer Dresses cocktail is as refreshing as it gets; with lemon, lavender, and sage flavors. If you’re looking for something to do on a Tuesday, head over to Biltong Bar in Buckhead for Tiki Tuesday!! Sip on a Mai Tai or their potent Rum Barrel and be transported straight to Hawaii.

The Lawrence - Old Fashioned | Photo: thelawrenceatlanta.com

The Lawrence – Old Fashioned | Photo: thelawrence.com

The Lawrence 

With a brunch, lunch, and dinner that is out of this world, you can bet that the Lawrence serves cocktails that are nothing short of amazing. The Lady Lawrence can do no wrong, and neither can you when you order this drink! A guaranteed good time, The Lawrence needs to be added to your summer bucket list immediately. 

JCT Kitchen – Scallops, Mussels, & White Wine

JCT Kitchen and Bar

If you’re looking to sit out on a patio and enjoy a nice cold drink, JCT Kitchen is for you! From bourbon and whiskey in the You’re Welcome drink, to fresh georgia strawberries and rum in the Georgia Short Line, they’ve got it all! Grab a meal and a cocktail, and enjoy the beautiful skyline views from their patio.

Seven Lamps – Frederick J Wildman | Photo: Instagram/sevenlamps

Seven Lamps 

Seven Lamps has one seriously good looking cocktail menu! Keep it classic with an old fashioned. Or try something new like the Breakfast of Champions cocktail, it’s made with cocoa puff soaked milk which means you have to try it! Seven Lamps makes drinking cocktails even more fun with their cool creations. So stop by Seven Lamps with seven of your besties and enjoy your summer!

Nina & Rafi - Aperol Spritz

Nina & Rafi – Aperol Spritz

Nina & Rafi

If you’re dreaming of a European vacation, then you have to try the Aperol Spritz from Nina and Rafi! It’s everything you could want and more. With a dog friendly patio and people friendly cocktails, this is a great summer spot. Grab a pizza and a drink and transport yourself to the Italian coast. 

NAM Kitchen – Saigon Night

Nam Kitchen 

So if you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably an avid cocktail consumer, but have you ever tried one mixed with green-tea infused vodka? If the answer is yes, then wow cool you’re pretty fancy, but you have to try one from Nam Kitchen! If the answer is no, then also cool, and guess what, you still HAVE to try one from Nam Kitchen! We recommend the Saigon Night to anyone and everyone! Made with royal green tea vodka, this drink is fit for a king or queen and is only 70 calories if you’re trying to look svelte this summer! 

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