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Cheers to Summer: Where to Find the Best Summer Drinks

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Cool off from Houston’s summer heat with a drink! From margaritas to creative cocktails, enjoy our list of where to get the perfect drinks to celebrate this summer.

 1. Cafe Annie 

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Known for its American-Southwestern cuisine, Cafe Annie offers a classic Texas summertime drink, the margarita. Chef Rober Del Grande’s RDG Margarita ($13) is a refreshing concoction of fresh lime juice, Cointreau, premium silver tequila, and ice.

2. Chapman & Kirby at East Village

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Taste summertime in a glass with Chapman & Kirby’s Rosè 75 ($13). The popular gastropub in East Village has created a unique spin on a summertime staple. This unique rosè is complete with Nolet’s Gin, lemon juice, lavender syrup, and a burst of Chandon Rosè.

3. Fig & Olive 

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This French Riviera inspired restaurant will transport you to a beach in the French Riviera with their Riviera Punch ($14), a flavorful and colorful cocktail that tastes as good as it looks. Enjoy the perfect drink to beat the heat made with light and dark rum, lime, pineapple juice, Velvet Falernum, and other refreshing flavors.

4. Goode Company Armadillo Palace 

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Get a taste of Texas at the Armadillo Palace. At a place known to celebrate all things Texas, there’s nothing more Texas than their two summertime classics: the Paloma ($9), a classic combination of tequila, grapefruit, soda, and lime and the Luckenbach Mule ($9) complete with vodka, Ancho Reyes, ginger, watermelon, lime, soda. Kick back at their backyard, listen to live-music, and enjoy these Texas-style drinks.

5. Poitin

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Poitìn draws its inspiration from culinary and libation capitals around the world, so it’s no surprise they offer a unique drink choice for this summer. Experience their Mabel Merriweather ($10), a vibrant beverage that combines fresh tastes of Tanqueray, grapefruit, vanilla, lavender, and lemon. This drink is bursting with diverse summertime flavor!

6. Steak 48 

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Steak48 in the River Oaks District offers a variety of drinks to celebrate summer. Enjoy their Strawberry Rhubarb Punch ($16) complete with Tito’s Vodka, Basil Cucumber limeade ($16), Ginger Peach ($16), and Italian Blood Orange ($16) with Ketel One. These drinks add both flavor and color for your Summer!

7. Yauatcha

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Yauatcha is serving their Cobra Orchid ($14), a medley bursting with Hennessy VS Cognac, passion fruit, lemon, orange, Kummel, and a dusting of cinnamon. Sip this summertime refreshment in a sleek, modern Chinese internationally known for its Asian-inspired cocktails.

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