The summer is sizzling and there is no better way to cool down than with a killer cocktail. With recent temps reaching the 90’s (or 100’s for you valley girls and guys) conquer the LA heat wave with these revitalizing drinks.
5 Refreshing Cocktails to Survive the LA Heat Wave
The Hindenburg at Copa d’Oro
This smokey yet soothing cocktail has an interesting twist for when you are feeling hot, hot, hot. The Hidenburg from Santa Monica’s sexy Promenade bar and lounge Copa d’Oro is made with Mezcal, Aperol lime, agave nectar and orange bitters. The drink is also uniquely mixed with Pilsner beer for a refreshing finish.
217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-576-3030, Copadoro.com, @copa.d.oro
Gin Cooler at Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge
Great Britain isn’t exactly known for being the hottest or the sunniest place on earth, but its signature spirit, gin, is still synonymous with summer. Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge’s super sippable Gin Cooler cocktail is made with 2 ounces Plymouth Gin and 1 ounce of St. Germaine, muddled with cucumber slices and lemon and topped off with club soda and lemon juice. “The Gin Cooler is the perfect summer cocktail, light, crisp and refreshing,” says Austin Drake, Sommelier of Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge. “Handmade by our bartenders, it’s always a great way to beat the summer heat.”
148 S Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-476-3511, brentwoodrestaurant.com, @thebrentwood
Mateo Street Pricky Pear Margarita at Everson Royce Bar
Tequila and torrid temps go hand-in-hand, so a margarita is the natural go-to when it comes to a heat wave. Head outside to the social patio of Everson Royce Bar and treat your taste buds to this downtown spot’s signature Mateo Street Margarita made simply with tequila, prickly pear and lime. Plus, its bright pink color will give your friends total Instagram envy.
1936 E 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021, 213-335-6166, erbla.com, @eversonroycebar
The Kentucky Coolaid at Hyperion Public
The south certainly knows how to handle the heat so take a tip from Hyperion Public and chill out with The Kentucky Coolaid. The complex country-inspired concoction from the Silverlake community pub is made Buffalo Trace Bourbon, raspberry shrug, angostura aromatic bitters, Peychaud’s aromatic bitters, finished with The Peat Monster whiskey spritz and garnished with mint sprig.
2538 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027, 323-761-6440, hyperionpublic.com, @hyperionpublic
Aphrodite’s Secret at S+W
Shhh! Aphrodite’s Secret from S+W may be Hermosa’s hush-hush answer to avoiding a summer meltdown. Made with pisco, elderflower, lemon, butterfly pea flower and rhubarb, this picture perfect purple creation may also be one of the prettiest drinks in LA. Pair it with their daily offering of fresh oysters.
117 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, 310-318-5555, steakandwhisky.com, @swtable
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