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Where to Drink Right Now: 16 Epic Bubbly Cocktails

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All month, we'll be featuring weekly cocktail maps perfect for beating the late summer heat. First up, here's Laura Scholz with a guide for those times when you want a little effervescence in your glass.

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We're headed into the dog days of summer, also known as the perfect time to day drink. And what's better than a cocktail (or two) out on one of Atlanta's best patios? One where bubbles takes center stage. Here, now, sixteen of Atlanta's must-sip bubbly cocktails, drinks that go beyond the average mimosa. Did we miss your favorite? Leave it in the comments.
Laura Scholz


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. BoccaLupo

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753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
What's better than sitting on this secluded patio eating a plate of Bruce Logue's popular black spaghetti? Doing it while sipping the Tourist, made with gin, vermouth, prosecco, lemon, and orange bitters. This refreshing drink will make you feel like you're in Italy. Well, almost. [Photo]

2. Table & Main

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1028 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 869-5178
The name of this cocktail—the Girly Drink— may give you pause, but the mix of Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon and Nino Franco prosecco speaks for itself. Try it. [Photo]

3. South City Kitchen Midtown

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1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-7358
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South City Kitchen's I-75 is a Southern take on the French classic. The updated cocktail includes gin, lemon, and prosecco. [Photo]

4. H. Harper Station

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904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 732-0415
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Hayman's Old Tom gin, galliano-infused strawberries, aperol, lemon, and vodka combine in H. Harper's Desdemona's Hankerchief, a nod to both Shakespeare and summer. [Photo]

5. The Optimist

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914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 477-6260
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Oysters are even better with bubbly. If you can't get a seat in the main dining room, cozy up to the oyster bar and order a Damson in Distress, with prosecco, lemon, plum bitters, Damson gin, AND plum-infused tequila. [Photo]

6. One Eared Stag

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1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-4479
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Check out bartender Bradley Wyatt's favorite cocktail at One Eared Stag, the Alborne. Made with Benedictine, lemon, lime, orange slices soaked in Cointreau, and topped with splash of prosecco and a twist of lemon, this drink is light enough for a hot summer day but strong enough to pack a punch. [Photo]

7. Two Urban Licks

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820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 522-4622
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Ditch the usual Bloody Mary or mimosa and go for the strawberry basil sparkling cocktail at Two Urban Licks. Available at weekend brunch only. Beltline people-watching optional. [Photo]

8. Paper Plane

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340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
There will be No Vacancy in your liver after this Paul Calvert speciality, made with cana brava rum, lime, celery, domain de canton ginger, and sparkling wine. [Photo]

9. 4th & Swift

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621 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 904-0160
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For another twist on booze with bubbles, try 4th & Swift's In Bloom, featuring suze, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, lemon, simple syrup, and prosecco. [Photo]

10. Miso Izakaya

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619 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(678) 701-0128
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Ramen lunches may be over, but you can drown your sorrows in the Madame Butterfly, with barly shochu, cocchi americano, lychee, roasted orange, and bubbly. [Photo]

11. The Pinewood Tippling Room

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254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-5507
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Julian Goglia of the Pinewood Tipling Room mixes up the ultimate summer cocktail in Lipstick Traces. It's got vodka, St. Germain, Georgia strawberry-rhubarb shrub, lemon, house lemon bitters, and bubbly. [Photo]

12. Seven Lamps

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3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 467-8950
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Get a little boho in Buckhead with the Bohemian Spring at Seven Lamps, which combines Square One cucumber vodka, St. Germain, mint, fresh lemon, rose water, and sparkling wine. [Photo]

13. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Enhance your bocce game with the Alpine Summer at Empire State South. The combination of Hayman’s Royal Dock Gin, Dolin Genepi, Cocchi Rosa, violet liquer, prosecco, and lemon is perfect for patio weather. [Photo]

14. Bantam + Biddy

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1544 Piedmont Ave NE, Ste 301
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 907-3469
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Get your chicken (or brunch, or both!) on with a side of champagne with the Southern 75, made with gin, mint, lemon juice, sparkling wine, and garnished with lime and mint. [Photo]

15. Watershed on Peachtree

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1820 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 809-3561
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With Uncle Val's Botanical Gin, lavender, limoncello, freshly squeezed grape and lime juices, and a splash of champagne, the Provencal at Watershed on Peachtree lives up to its name. [Photo]

16. King + Duke

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3060 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
The newly opened King + Duke has the perfect patio for summer cocktails. A patron favorite is the Grapes of Wrath, made with brandy, cardamom honey, Sauternes, and sparkling wine. [Photo]

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1. BoccaLupo

753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
What's better than sitting on this secluded patio eating a plate of Bruce Logue's popular black spaghetti? Doing it while sipping the Tourist, made with gin, vermouth, prosecco, lemon, and orange bitters. This refreshing drink will make you feel like you're in Italy. Well, almost. [Photo]
753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

2. Table & Main

1028 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075
The name of this cocktail—the Girly Drink— may give you pause, but the mix of Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon and Nino Franco prosecco speaks for itself. Try it. [Photo]
1028 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

3. South City Kitchen Midtown

1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
South City Kitchen's I-75 is a Southern take on the French classic. The updated cocktail includes gin, lemon, and prosecco. [Photo]
1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

4. H. Harper Station

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Hayman's Old Tom gin, galliano-infused strawberries, aperol, lemon, and vodka combine in H. Harper's Desdemona's Hankerchief, a nod to both Shakespeare and summer. [Photo]
904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

5. The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318
Oysters are even better with bubbly. If you can't get a seat in the main dining room, cozy up to the oyster bar and order a Damson in Distress, with prosecco, lemon, plum bitters, Damson gin, AND plum-infused tequila. [Photo]
914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. One Eared Stag

1029 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Check out bartender Bradley Wyatt's favorite cocktail at One Eared Stag, the Alborne. Made with Benedictine, lemon, lime, orange slices soaked in Cointreau, and topped with splash of prosecco and a twist of lemon, this drink is light enough for a hot summer day but strong enough to pack a punch. [Photo]
1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

7. Two Urban Licks

820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Ditch the usual Bloody Mary or mimosa and go for the strawberry basil sparkling cocktail at Two Urban Licks. Available at weekend brunch only. Beltline people-watching optional. [Photo]
820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

8. Paper Plane

340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
There will be No Vacancy in your liver after this Paul Calvert speciality, made with cana brava rum, lime, celery, domain de canton ginger, and sparkling wine. [Photo]
340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

9. 4th & Swift

621 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
For another twist on booze with bubbles, try 4th & Swift's In Bloom, featuring suze, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, lemon, simple syrup, and prosecco. [Photo]
621 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. Miso Izakaya

619 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Ramen lunches may be over, but you can drown your sorrows in the Madame Butterfly, with barly shochu, cocchi americano, lychee, roasted orange, and bubbly. [Photo]
619 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

11. The Pinewood Tippling Room

254 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Julian Goglia of the Pinewood Tipling Room mixes up the ultimate summer cocktail in Lipstick Traces. It's got vodka, St. Germain, Georgia strawberry-rhubarb shrub, lemon, house lemon bitters, and bubbly. [Photo]
254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

12. Seven Lamps

3400 Around Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Get a little boho in Buckhead with the Bohemian Spring at Seven Lamps, which combines Square One cucumber vodka, St. Germain, mint, fresh lemon, rose water, and sparkling wine. [Photo]
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

13. Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Enhance your bocce game with the Alpine Summer at Empire State South. The combination of Hayman’s Royal Dock Gin, Dolin Genepi, Cocchi Rosa, violet liquer, prosecco, and lemon is perfect for patio weather. [Photo]
999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

14. Bantam + Biddy

1544 Piedmont Ave NE, Ste 301, Atlanta, GA 30324
Get your chicken (or brunch, or both!) on with a side of champagne with the Southern 75, made with gin, mint, lemon juice, sparkling wine, and garnished with lime and mint. [Photo]
1544 Piedmont Ave NE, Ste 301
Atlanta, GA 30324

15. Watershed on Peachtree

1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
With Uncle Val's Botanical Gin, lavender, limoncello, freshly squeezed grape and lime juices, and a splash of champagne, the Provencal at Watershed on Peachtree lives up to its name. [Photo]
1820 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

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16. King + Duke

3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
The newly opened King + Duke has the perfect patio for summer cocktails. A patron favorite is the Grapes of Wrath, made with brandy, cardamom honey, Sauternes, and sparkling wine. [Photo]
3060 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

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