6 refreshing cocktails to sip this summer in Vancouver

Jul 13 2016, 1:32 am

It wouldn’t be summer without cocktails. Here are 6 spots where you can knock back a refreshingly boozy tipple this summer.

L’Orangerie – Chambar

L'Orangerie (Photo courtesy Chambar)

Photo courtesy Chambar

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
Phone: 604-879-7119
Twitter: @chambar


Seaside G&T (Photo courtesy Juniper)

Photo courtesy Juniper

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
Phone: 604-681-1695
Twitter: @eatatjuniper

Exile Bistro

Photo courtesy Exile Bistro

Photo courtesy Exile Bistro

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
Phone: 604-563-8633
Twitter: @exilebistro

Talladega Nights Julep Mamie Taylor’s

Photo courtesy Mamie Taylor's

Photo courtesy Mamie Taylor’s

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
Phone: 604-620-8818
Twitter: @MamieTaylors

Verre de Solei – L’Abattoir

Photo courtesy L'Abattoir

Photo courtesy L’Abattoir

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
Phone: 604-568-1701

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

Photo courtesy UVA Wine & Bar (Allison Kuhl)

Photo courtesy UVA Wine & Bar (Allison Kuhl)

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
Phone: 604-632-9560
Twitter: @UVAVancouver

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