It’s the middle of July and as hot as the metal arm of a beach chair. Burning, baby. So tiptoe out of the hot sand and reach for some chilling cocktails. Ice, ice-cold glasses, cool names. Take a sip, then a big gulp. Relax. Repeat.
The creative Adam Seger, executive bartender/corporate sommelier at iPic has prepared a summer special for lucky folks: the Belvedere Raspberry Gimlet (picture above), with yuzu luxe sour, fresh lime juice, vodka and raspberries and basil leaves to make it a bit sweet, a bit sour. Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
If you’re in Palm Beach Gardens, wander down to PGA Commons and try these out:
The Agave Margarita trades a traditional recipe for one with agave tequila and nectar, with lemon and lime juices and a bit of Triple Sec with sour mix. 4580 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
Spoto’s Oyster Bar & Blue Point Lounge
The Blackberry Smash mixes crisp gin with blackberry brandy, muddled blackberries and mint, with lemon juice, simple syrup and soda. 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
Kabuki Sushi Thai Tapas
A Sparkling Kyoto pours sparkling wine, strawberry puree and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur into a Champagne flute. 5080 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
Try a Cucumber Southside with Hendrick’s gin, simple syrup, lemon and lime juices, fresh mint, sliced English cucumber and pinch of salt. 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
Vic & Angelo’s
The Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini combines Three Olives Citrus vodka, strawberry puree, a homemade sour mix and simple syrup in a sugar-rimmed glass. 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
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