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11 Spritz Cocktails to Sip This Summer in Atlanta

The refreshing bittersweet cocktail was made for sipping on hot summer days in the South

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The spritz cocktail is made for hot summer days. This layered drink traditionally sees a bitter liqueur or amaro and sparkling wine topped with soda water. It’s served over ice and sometimes garnished with an orange wheel or lemon peel. The result is a refreshingly bittersweet concoction meant for sipping slowly on a patio. From the popular Aperol spritz to takes on the cocktail made with elderflower liqueur or quina and fino sherry, these Atlanta restaurants are taking the need for a spritz on a hot day seriously this summer.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. One Flew South

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Concourse E
Atlanta, GA 30320
(404) 209-8209
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Sip a classic Aperol Spritz made with prosecco before that flight out of Atlanta at the Southern restaurant and sushi bar on Concourse E at Hartsfield-Jackson airport.

2. Forza Storico

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1198 Howell Mill Rd #020
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 464-8096
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It’s hard to beat an evening on the sprawling patio that surrounds this Italian restaurant at Westside Provisions District. Kick off happy hour or a meal with a classic Italian spritz made with bittersweet orange vermouth, prosecco, bitters, and soda.

3. Le Bon Nosh

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65 Irby Ave NW Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 835-2007
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Served during weekend brunch, the Negroni spritz at Le Bon Nosh blends two great cocktails into one delightfully refreshing drink made with red apertif, vermouth, and crémant sparkling wine garnished with an orange wheel.

4. Noni's

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357 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 343-1808
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Noni’s on Edgewood Avenue carries an extensive list of amari and apertifs behind the bar and offers an $11 spritz deal, too. Choose a base from the list, including Aperol, Campari, Montenegro, and Sfmuato, which is then topped with prosecco and soda poured over ice.

5. Staplehouse

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541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 524-5005
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Head into the market to order from the daily food menu or create a cheese and charcuterie board from the back counter. Then, head to the register up front to order drinks, before grabbing a table on the back patio behind the market. This includes a classic spritz made with Cappelletti Aperitivo and whatever sparkling wine Staplehouse is serving by the glass that day.

6. Nina & Rafi

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661 Auburn Ave NE #220
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 549-8997
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This Eastside Beltline pizzeria in the Old Fourth Ward features the herbaceous Corsica Spritz on the menu made with quina and fino sherry, citrusy Acqua di Cedro, and tonic water topped with prosecco and garnished with fresh basil and thyme.

7. The Brasserie at Bazati

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550 Somerset Terrace NE Suite 102
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 795-8342
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The Eastside Beltline French restaurant gives the spritz a bit of a sweet twist using St. Germain elderflower liqueur and crisp bubbles from champagne topped with a splash of soda. This is a spritz best sipped on the patio out front overlooking the Beltline.

8. Bread & Butterfly

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290 Elizabeth St NE F
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 515-4536
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French cafe Bread and Butterfly at Inman Quarter doesn’t mess with the Aperol spritz, choosing instead to keep it simple and traditional with prosecco and a splash of soda over ice in a goblet. Sip this spritz on the lovely sun porch with doors that open to the outside on warm days.

9. Poor Hendrix

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2371 Hosea L Williams Drive Southeast, Bldg. 2
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 549-8756
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The East Lake bar and restaurant always offers a spritz on the menu. There’s the PH Spritz with hibiscus liqueur, dry vermouth, elderflower liqueur, and the gentian root-based Avèze topped with bubbles.

10. Kimball House

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303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-3502
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Located in a renovated train depot in Decatur, Kimball House features some of the best cocktails found around Atlanta, which includes twists on classics as well as seasonal originals. On summer rotation this year is the watermelon spritz made with overproof blanco tequila, watermelon, Aperol, lemon, and crème de framboise topped with mineral water. It’s the perfect drink to pair with oysters on the patio.

11. Gilly Brew Bar

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5329 Mimosa Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 557-1614
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For those in search of coffee and creative non-alcoholic drinks often blending the two, this Stone Mountain spot should be on regular rotation. Gilly Brew Bar always features a seasonal menu of booze-free cocktail concoctions (aka“elixirs”), many of which include spritzy twists topped with sparkling water. On sunny days, the wraparound porch on the second floor of the historic two-story house is a relaxing place to read while sipping a cool drink.

1. One Flew South

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Concourse E, Atlanta, GA 30320

Sip a classic Aperol Spritz made with prosecco before that flight out of Atlanta at the Southern restaurant and sushi bar on Concourse E at Hartsfield-Jackson airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Concourse E
Atlanta, GA 30320

2. Forza Storico

1198 Howell Mill Rd #020, Atlanta, GA 30318

It’s hard to beat an evening on the sprawling patio that surrounds this Italian restaurant at Westside Provisions District. Kick off happy hour or a meal with a classic Italian spritz made with bittersweet orange vermouth, prosecco, bitters, and soda.

1198 Howell Mill Rd #020
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Le Bon Nosh

65 Irby Ave NW Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30305

Served during weekend brunch, the Negroni spritz at Le Bon Nosh blends two great cocktails into one delightfully refreshing drink made with red apertif, vermouth, and crémant sparkling wine garnished with an orange wheel.

65 Irby Ave NW Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30305

4. Noni's

357 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Noni’s on Edgewood Avenue carries an extensive list of amari and apertifs behind the bar and offers an $11 spritz deal, too. Choose a base from the list, including Aperol, Campari, Montenegro, and Sfmuato, which is then topped with prosecco and soda poured over ice.

357 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

5. Staplehouse

541 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Head into the market to order from the daily food menu or create a cheese and charcuterie board from the back counter. Then, head to the register up front to order drinks, before grabbing a table on the back patio behind the market. This includes a classic spritz made with Cappelletti Aperitivo and whatever sparkling wine Staplehouse is serving by the glass that day.

541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

6. Nina & Rafi

661 Auburn Ave NE #220, Atlanta, GA 30312

This Eastside Beltline pizzeria in the Old Fourth Ward features the herbaceous Corsica Spritz on the menu made with quina and fino sherry, citrusy Acqua di Cedro, and tonic water topped with prosecco and garnished with fresh basil and thyme.

661 Auburn Ave NE #220
Atlanta, GA 30312

7. The Brasserie at Bazati

550 Somerset Terrace NE Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30306

The Eastside Beltline French restaurant gives the spritz a bit of a sweet twist using St. Germain elderflower liqueur and crisp bubbles from champagne topped with a splash of soda. This is a spritz best sipped on the patio out front overlooking the Beltline.

550 Somerset Terrace NE Suite 102
Atlanta, GA 30306

8. Bread & Butterfly

290 Elizabeth St NE F, Atlanta, GA 30307

French cafe Bread and Butterfly at Inman Quarter doesn’t mess with the Aperol spritz, choosing instead to keep it simple and traditional with prosecco and a splash of soda over ice in a goblet. Sip this spritz on the lovely sun porch with doors that open to the outside on warm days.

290 Elizabeth St NE F
Atlanta, GA 30307

9. Poor Hendrix

2371 Hosea L Williams Drive Southeast, Bldg. 2, Atlanta, GA 30317

The East Lake bar and restaurant always offers a spritz on the menu. There’s the PH Spritz with hibiscus liqueur, dry vermouth, elderflower liqueur, and the gentian root-based Avèze topped with bubbles.

2371 Hosea L Williams Drive Southeast, Bldg. 2
Atlanta, GA 30317

10. Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Located in a renovated train depot in Decatur, Kimball House features some of the best cocktails found around Atlanta, which includes twists on classics as well as seasonal originals. On summer rotation this year is the watermelon spritz made with overproof blanco tequila, watermelon, Aperol, lemon, and crème de framboise topped with mineral water. It’s the perfect drink to pair with oysters on the patio.

303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

11. Gilly Brew Bar

5329 Mimosa Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

For those in search of coffee and creative non-alcoholic drinks often blending the two, this Stone Mountain spot should be on regular rotation. Gilly Brew Bar always features a seasonal menu of booze-free cocktail concoctions (aka“elixirs”), many of which include spritzy twists topped with sparkling water. On sunny days, the wraparound porch on the second floor of the historic two-story house is a relaxing place to read while sipping a cool drink.

5329 Mimosa Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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