There are still plenty of summer days left in the season to enjoy the best cocktails around Atlanta. Abria Green of Rosé and Soirées is joining me to give you a list of places to enjoy the best beer and summer cocktails.
Abria is a mixologist and wine consultant, so libations are her expertise. Follow @rosensoirees on Instagram and Facebook more drink ideas, but here are her top choices:
Eclipse Di Luna
Eclipse Di Luna is the perfect girls’ night out restaurant with the option to go to either Buckhead or Dunwoody. If you are looking for an authentic sangria, this is your place! You can enjoy one of their famous cocktails such as the prickly pear margarita or the bourbon mojito while having live entertainment on their outside patio. They also have a great wine list with many wines from Spain, Portugal, and Chile that you can enjoy with their tapas. Follow them on Instagram to find out how to get a seat at one of their events such as salsa Thursdays and their brunch painting class!
Hampton+Hudson is one of the hottest bars in the Inman Park area. They rotate their drafts daily, so you will find yourself always trying something new! This place is great for a casual date night or just a night out with friends. They have big screen TVs and comfy couches so you will always be able to catch an Atlanta United game. If that doesn’t interest, you then check out one of their theme days such as Trivia Tuesdays and Wine Wednesdays! Some of my favorite summer cocktails from there are Havana Ooh Nana, I’m on a Boat, and Holy Smokes! Not only their drinks are good, but their food is great and locally sourced too.
Peach Vibes recommendation:
The Porter Beer Bar
The Porter is a staple in Little Five Points. It’s grungy and eclectic and known for their extensive beer and cocktail menu. My favorite drink is the lemon gingerade! It’s so crisp and refreshing, with the perfect amount of their house-made, ginger-infused lemonade and vodka. You’ll try it once and wish you had gone for the quart size instead of the pint size. Trust me.
Another intriguing cocktail is new for summer. The Porter has a Mango Slushie! If you are like me, and a fan of sour beers, then you will definitely want to try this slushie on a hot day. It’s made with Three Taverns’ Sapporous sour beer and mango slushie mix. It’s so unique, and only here for a limited time. Perfect for summer.
Leon’s Full Service
Leon’s is located in downtown Decatur. This restaurant is classy but fun at the same time. The food is good, the drinks are great, and the atmosphere makes you feel at home. There are also plenty of wines to choose from, ranging in price. Leon’s drink menu has so many good cocktails, but there is also a special summer cocktail list that you have to try.
Summer cocktail: Try the Fruit is Trainquilty
Classic cocktail: I love the White Lion
Enjoy your cocktail on their patio with your friends on a warm summer night.
Bonus: Abria’s Summer Wine List
Wines to drink this summer that you can pick up in your local store and enjoy at home.
– Mcbride Sisters Collection Brut Rosé– This wine is the perfect summer wine because it is a rosé and a bubbly! This wine has notes of strawberries and cherries which pairs well with all your salads and seafood that you will be indulging in this summer! This can be found in stores such as your local Kroger for around $17.99
– Dr. Loosen Riesling– Riesling is such a fun summer wine and pairs well with almost anything. This Riesling has tasting notes of lime, lemon, and apple. This wine is a porch pounder that could be enjoyed on its own or pair it with your pasta dishes! Whether your preference is sweet or dry you can find this at Total Wine for a steal of $.9.99.
– The Pinot Project– Who says red wine is only for the winter? Sometimes it’s hard to put down a glass of red wine, so you shouldn’t! This fruit forward wine has notes of black cherries and oak. This will pair great with your charcuterie boards and grilled veggies! Pick up a bottle at your neighborhood wine shop for around the price of $15.99.