The easiest summertime solution is a fruity pitcher from Sangria. But we can’t always be easy! On days when you’re feeling sophistication, elegance and adventure, you should definitely try some of Chicago’s best summer cocktails. Any Windy City resident knows that the seasonal drinks produced by the great bars and restaurants throughout Chicago each year are the highlights one shouldn’t miss. So what are you waiting for? The best summer drinks are here!
1840 W North Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622
Looking for the perfect summertime cocktail at work? Try the electric matcha latte. This brunch menu favorite reminiscent of a blue summer sky is made with Espolon Reposado tequila, Licor 43, and Blue matcha for its gorgeous color, then blended with oat milk and honey before being topped with freshly grated nutmeg for an aromatic touch. (large $16 / small $8)
2200 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Best summer cocktail in Chicago this year? On the Pale Mist ($12) in Lardon!
This cocktail is like walking through a park while descending a mountain while a pale mist slowly creeps in. Shuchu miso “green tea” is the star, complemented by bright citrus notes of fresh lime, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto and Fever Tree Yuzu Soda. Cucumber adds to the umami story and enhances the matcha flavor from the Ureshino green tea leaves in the shochu, leaving you with a dynamic, ethereal concoction.
1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
The James Beard Award winning bar responsible for the craft cocktail renaissance in Chicago brings a distinctive twist to the frozen cocktail movement with this subtle herbal sip. The team blends Corazón Blanco Tequila, Strega Italian Liqueur, pineapple and lemon with a Dr. .
230 N Michigan Ave 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
Named after the beloved Japanese-American actor best known for his role in The Karate Kid, Pat Morita ($20) is a Paloma-inspired cocktail that’s the epitome of refreshing summertime outdoors. Made from Patron Reposado, the drink imparts floral notes with homemade rose syrup, with sweetness balanced by a blend of fresh lime juice and pink grapefruit juice.
2521 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Named the best 4 a.m. in town by the Chicago Reader every year since they opened their doors in 2011, The Owl has become known as a late-night destination in Logan Square. on the new the summer The sipper menu is Little Bitty which contains El Buho Mezcal with notes of caramel, vanilla, salt, citrus and dark chocolate with creme de violet to give it a floral and sweet taste, and peach liqueur and garnished with lemon.
1910 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Remedy, the popular happy hour and late-night bar on the border of Bucktown and Wicker Park, has recently been added with a new refresh. the summer drinks To their own rotating menu of eclectic Cocktails.
Named for the season, Bug Juice features Sweet Gwendoline French Gin infused with Figue de Solliès, a variety of figs grown in the south of France. The cocktail It features notes of juniper, pear, green apple and pepper providing a unique rounded finish with hints of citrus.
Inspired by the summer In bloom, Winthrop leans more on the floral side with citrusy notes. perfect for the summer Party, The Passionably Late is Tropical Bubbles He drinks With the rich passion fruit flavor of chinola paired with the floral and earthy notes of flying gin.
2924 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Avondale’s newest indoor and outdoor neighborhood bar, Central Park Bar, has added Frozen Mojito to the list just in time for summer. It’s a classic, refreshing mojito that combines rum, lemon, mint, and sugar, but served as a smooth, frozen cocktail with mint leaves. Guests can enjoy libations while experiencing the Backyard Bar at Central Park Bar’s 3,500-square-foot bar with a covered outdoor bar, bumper pool table, picnic tables, porch swings, and a fire pit.
243 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
Stop by W XYZ every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for a “blue ribbon” cocktail Indulge in Crispy Fish Tacos, a Korean grilled pork sandwich or garlic parmesan wings while listening to one of the acts. Or choose from other summer cocktails, such as the Firecracker, made with Seagram 7 and cranberries, or the American Glory, made with champagne, orange juice, and lime juice.
Featured Image: Cure