Jul. 18, 2016 | By Larissa Allen
Sip on These 4 Refreshing Savannah Cocktails
Nothing says summertime like a light and refreshing cocktail! Feel the sun on your skin, sit back and sip on summer in a glass. These creative summertime cocktails will have you wishing summer would last forever!
Patio seating, smoky BBQ and top-notch cocktails are just a few reasons why Blowin’ Smoke is the “it spot” for Savannah’s locals. Blowin’ Smoke serves up carefully crafted cocktails made with fresh squeezed juices that pair perfectly with its Southwestern-influenced cuisine. This summer, cool off by sipping on the Hibiscus Mule, a refreshingly bright cocktail made with Tito’s vodka, hibiscus and ginger liqueurs, fresh lime juice and ginger beer.
Although known for its large selection of quality whiskey, Cotton & Rye has switched up their stride for the summer. The new Watermelon-mint Refresher is made with fresh-squeezed watermelon water, lime juice, house-made mint simple syrup and Louisiana rum! If you haven’t been to Cotton & Rye, this summertime cocktail is the perfect excuse to make the trip! Bonus: Their patio space now has air conditioning!
Pokemon fan or not, these themed cocktails are undeniably tasty! Make your way to Rocks on the Roof, a rooftop bar overlooking the Savannah River, to taste these creative concoctions. These summertime trio cocktails are evolutionary: If you order one, you’ll get three separate cocktails that each get progressively stronger in alcohol content. Named after notable Pokemon characters, like Pikachu and Charmander, these cocktails taste as good as they look!
After a day at the beach, you’ll definitely need to refuel and cool down. Head over to the Tybee Island Social Club for fresh catches, live music and an array of craft cocktails. If you’re looking for a light and herbaceous summertime cocktail, order the Socialiate, a martini made with honeysuckle vodka, rosemary essence and chilled champagne. For more cocktails on Tybee Island, click here.
Larissa Allen is Visit Savannah’s social media coordinator. She received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University. Larissa is a Savannah native, and is addicted to watermelon juice from the Forsyth Farmers’ Market.