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16 Epic Summer Cocktails to Try in Atlanta Right Now

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Yes, it's the start of Labor Day weekend, but seasonally appropriate weather has finally arrived in Atlanta. Take advantage of the last few weeks of official summer with patio time and these must-try summer cocktails.
Laura Scholz


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Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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It's 5 o'clock somewhere, and at Wrecking Bar, it's always Pimm's O'clock. Melissa Dibben's creation includes cucumber-infused gin, Bonal grand chartreuse, Pimm's, cucumber and lime puree, and smoked sea salt for a Pimm's cup/margarita hybrid that combines the best of both worlds. [Photo]

The Sound Table

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What's better than mezcal? Mezcal with Dickel rye. And Fernet Branca. All barrel-aged with Amaro Nonino and Angostura Bitters. This powerhouse drink is the El Sicario, and it's available at The Sound Table. Run, don't walk. [Photo]

4th & Swift

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No summer in Georgia is complete without peaches. Now you can get your peaches in liquid form with the City of Peachtrees, crafted with Four Roses bourbon, King's Ginger, smoked peach syrup, and Fernet rinse by 4th & Swift bartender Chris Gianaras. [Photo]

H. Harper Station

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Stronger and more sophisticated than its sister drink, the Bee's Elbow at H. Harper Station features Boomsma Oude Genever, sorghum, Amaro Nonino, and lemon. [Photo]

Table And Main

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Upgrade from your standard margarita to Table and Main's Margarisky. With High West OMG Rye, Grand Marnier, and citrus, it's so smooth you'll wish it came in pitchers. [Photo]

Proof and Provision

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Nothing says summer like gin and pickles. Now you can get both in The Gibson, Proof & Provision bartender Nate Shuman's summer sipper, made with Bristow gin, pink pickle juice, and dry vermouth. [Photo]

Local Three

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Bulleit Rye gets a summery twist at Local Three. Mixologist Ross Shaffer combines the popular rye with Dolin dry vermouth, Branca Menta, lemon, and house-made vanilla syrup for the Franklin Mint. [Photo]

Miller Union

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Miller Union's patio is the perfect place to wind down with the Summer Cooler, a cocktail of tequila, watermelon, cucumber, mint, and lime. [Photo]

Seed Kitchen & Bar

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Seed Kitchen & Bar's cocktail menu is worth the drive OTP. Try the restaurant's signature drink, the Seed 75, made with Hayman's Old Tom, lemon, and house-made pomegranate grenadine. [Photo]

ONE. Midtown Kitchen

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What do you get when you combine Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager, 360 Meyer Lemon Vodka, watermelon juice, and fresh basil from ONE. Midtown Kitchen's garden? Summer. In a mason jar. Or as they call it, The Big Easy. [Photo]

Paper Plane

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With Del Maguey Vida mezcal, El Dorado 12 year rum, lime, pineapple, cane sugar, and Leopold Brothers Fernet, Paper Plane's Unwelcome Wagon is probably only "unwelcome" the following morning. [Photo]

The Pinewood Tippling Room

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The ABC's at the Pinewood has all of your favorite things—amaro, bourbon, and cola—in one glass, plus an orange expression for additional summery goodness. [Photo]

The Albert

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Don't overlook the cocktails at this Inman Park bar. Try the Son of Anarchy, made with Southern Son Vodka, St. Germain, cucumber puree, and orange soda— a summer drink with punch. [Photo]

Holeman & Finch Public House

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Cocktail lovers swear by Greg Best's Pinky Swear at Holeman & Finch Public House. With vinho verde, Cathead vodka, maraschino, apricot eau-de-vie, lemon, Peychaud's, and lemon peel, it's deceptively light and extremely potent.

Leon's Full Service

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Nap in the Afternoon is exactly what you'll want to do after drinking this Leon's Full Service cocktail with Obsello Absinthe, lemon, green chartreuse, fig, and Leopold Bros's tart cherry.

Empire State South

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Empire State South's take on the tiki drink, the Tamboo, made with G’Vine Nouasion Gin, aperol, passionfruit, lime, coconut soda, and Elemakule tiki bitters is perfect for a hot summer afternoon on the restaurant's patio. Bocce ball optional. [Photo]

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Wrecking Bar Brewpub

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, and at Wrecking Bar, it's always Pimm's O'clock. Melissa Dibben's creation includes cucumber-infused gin, Bonal grand chartreuse, Pimm's, cucumber and lime puree, and smoked sea salt for a Pimm's cup/margarita hybrid that combines the best of both worlds. [Photo]

The Sound Table

What's better than mezcal? Mezcal with Dickel rye. And Fernet Branca. All barrel-aged with Amaro Nonino and Angostura Bitters. This powerhouse drink is the El Sicario, and it's available at The Sound Table. Run, don't walk. [Photo]

4th & Swift

No summer in Georgia is complete without peaches. Now you can get your peaches in liquid form with the City of Peachtrees, crafted with Four Roses bourbon, King's Ginger, smoked peach syrup, and Fernet rinse by 4th & Swift bartender Chris Gianaras. [Photo]

H. Harper Station

Stronger and more sophisticated than its sister drink, the Bee's Elbow at H. Harper Station features Boomsma Oude Genever, sorghum, Amaro Nonino, and lemon. [Photo]

Table And Main

Upgrade from your standard margarita to Table and Main's Margarisky. With High West OMG Rye, Grand Marnier, and citrus, it's so smooth you'll wish it came in pitchers. [Photo]

Proof and Provision

Nothing says summer like gin and pickles. Now you can get both in The Gibson, Proof & Provision bartender Nate Shuman's summer sipper, made with Bristow gin, pink pickle juice, and dry vermouth. [Photo]

Local Three

Bulleit Rye gets a summery twist at Local Three. Mixologist Ross Shaffer combines the popular rye with Dolin dry vermouth, Branca Menta, lemon, and house-made vanilla syrup for the Franklin Mint. [Photo]

Miller Union

Miller Union's patio is the perfect place to wind down with the Summer Cooler, a cocktail of tequila, watermelon, cucumber, mint, and lime. [Photo]

Seed Kitchen & Bar

Seed Kitchen & Bar's cocktail menu is worth the drive OTP. Try the restaurant's signature drink, the Seed 75, made with Hayman's Old Tom, lemon, and house-made pomegranate grenadine. [Photo]

ONE. Midtown Kitchen

What do you get when you combine Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager, 360 Meyer Lemon Vodka, watermelon juice, and fresh basil from ONE. Midtown Kitchen's garden? Summer. In a mason jar. Or as they call it, The Big Easy. [Photo]

Paper Plane

With Del Maguey Vida mezcal, El Dorado 12 year rum, lime, pineapple, cane sugar, and Leopold Brothers Fernet, Paper Plane's Unwelcome Wagon is probably only "unwelcome" the following morning. [Photo]

The Pinewood Tippling Room

The ABC's at the Pinewood has all of your favorite things—amaro, bourbon, and cola—in one glass, plus an orange expression for additional summery goodness. [Photo]

The Albert

Don't overlook the cocktails at this Inman Park bar. Try the Son of Anarchy, made with Southern Son Vodka, St. Germain, cucumber puree, and orange soda— a summer drink with punch. [Photo]

Holeman & Finch Public House

Cocktail lovers swear by Greg Best's Pinky Swear at Holeman & Finch Public House. With vinho verde, Cathead vodka, maraschino, apricot eau-de-vie, lemon, Peychaud's, and lemon peel, it's deceptively light and extremely potent.

Leon's Full Service

Nap in the Afternoon is exactly what you'll want to do after drinking this Leon's Full Service cocktail with Obsello Absinthe, lemon, green chartreuse, fig, and Leopold Bros's tart cherry.

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Empire State South

Empire State South's take on the tiki drink, the Tamboo, made with G’Vine Nouasion Gin, aperol, passionfruit, lime, coconut soda, and Elemakule tiki bitters is perfect for a hot summer afternoon on the restaurant's patio. Bocce ball optional. [Photo]

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