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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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BoccaLupo

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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]

Table & Main

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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]

South City Kitchen Midtown

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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]

H. Harper Station

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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]

The Optimist

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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]

One Eared Stag

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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]

Two Urban Licks

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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]

Paper Plane

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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]

4th & Swift

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For another twist on booze with bubbles, try 4th & Swift's In Bloom, featuringsuze, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, lemon, simple syrup, and prosecco. [Photo]

Miso Izakaya

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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]

The Pinewood Tippling Room

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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]

Seven Lamps

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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]

Empire State South

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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]

Bantam + Biddy

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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]

Watershed on Peachtree

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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]

King + Duke

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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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BoccaLupo

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]

Table & Main

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]

South City Kitchen Midtown

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

H. Harper Station

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]

The Optimist

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]

One Eared Stag

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]

Two Urban Licks

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]

Paper Plane

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]

4th & Swift

For another twist on booze with bubbles, try 4th & Swift's In Bloom, featuringsuze, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, lemon, simple syrup, and prosecco. [Photo]

Miso Izakaya

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]

The Pinewood Tippling Room

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]

Seven Lamps

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]

Empire State South

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]

Bantam + Biddy

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]

Watershed on Peachtree

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]

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King + Duke

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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