It wouldn’t be summer without cocktails. Here are 6 spots where you can knock back a refreshingly boozy tipple this summer.
Chambar Bar Manager Yacine Sylla has crafted an easy-to-drink summer sipper. A sweet citrus start gets a refreshingly tart finish, thanks to ingredients such as gin, Amaro Montenegro, and house-made herbal rhubarb grapefruit soda.
Address: 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Dive into summer at Juniper. The recently launched Seaside G&T cocktail (Sheringham gin, lavender bitters, fresh berries, dehydrated lemon, and tonic water) showcases a fruity, aromatic, ocean type of flavour – the perfect end to a beach day.
Address: 185 Keefer Street, Vancouver
With summer in mind, plant-forward Exile Bistro in the West End has several one-of-a kind trademark cocktails on offer, like the Root Sour. Comprised of a bourbon/turmeric infusion and cold-pressed yam juice, this vibrant-coloured concoction not only refreshes the pallet but it also has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Address: 1220 Bute Street, Vancouver
Created by Ron Oliver at Mamie Taylor’s, the Talladega Nights Julep is a modern twist on the South’s classic summer concoction. The mint, apple juice, and crushed ice lend a cooling effect to this Bourbon-forward hot-weather drink.
Address: 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
L’Abattoir’s ‘Verre de Soleil’ cocktail was specially-crafted by Head Bartender Katie Ingram for the restaurant’s summer cocktail list. Inspired by sun-filled moments, the ‘Verre de Soleil’ is refreshingly fruity. The drink is composed of Pimm’s, Verjus Blanc, raspberry puree, lime juice, grapefruit juice, honey water, Bittered Sling Kensington Dry Aromatic Bitters, and 33 Acres of Sunshine.
Address: 217 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Sip on a glass full of sunshine at UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar. Sabrine Dhaliwal and Lily Duong have handcrafted four brand new summer-forward tipples: Beach Blanket Bingo, Matinee Marnier, Belvedere UVA Spritz, and Mystery Solved. These refreshing creations are sure to quench your thirst and go down a treat on a hot summers day.
Address: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver