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The 8 Hottest Cocktails for Summer 2018

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We get that you like to stay up on the latest cocktail trends because so do we. And the best part about drinking culture is that just like vintage fashion, old school cocktails come back in style every decade or so. Whether you’re looking for a classic to enjoy or want to try some of the latest bartender creations this season, these are the eight hottest cocktails to drink during summer 2018.

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This cocktail has a storied history, and we believe it’s due for a huge comeback. Some of the country’s top cocktail bars, like The Grey in Savannah, are adding it to their menus, so be on the lookout for the refreshing tipple this season.

The Essentials

Gin
Benedictine
Cherry Heering
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Spritz cocktails are everywhere this summer. The low-abv sippers are perfect for all-day session drinking, and they’re ridiculously refreshing to boot. You can’t go wrong with the classic iteration.

The Essentials

Aperol
Prosecco
Soda
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Making Grog is as simple as adding rum, lime juice, demerara syrup and water to a glass with ice. We’re seeing lots of cool variations pop up (like Hidden Harbor’s Gardenia Grog), so now is the season to get savvy with the trend.

The Essentials

Dark Rum
Lime Juice
Demerara Syrup
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People are beginning to realize that whiskey isn’t just a cold weather drink, and we’re especially fans of sweet, tangy, summery bourbon drinks. This take on the Moscow Mule mimics the flavor of freshly baked blueberry pie.

The Essentials

Bourbon
Blueberry Syrup
Ginger Beer
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Frosé is here to stay, whether you’re into the frosty trend or not. If you’re not convinced that this pink drink is amazing, whip up our recipe to change your mind.

The Essentials

Rosé
Dry Vermouth
Berry Syrup
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A fruity popsicle is the coolest way to chill your drink. Plus, the Cosmopolitan is making a comeback, so you’ll be extra in the know if you drink this refreshing libation.

The Essentials

vodka
lime juice
Cranberry Juice
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Banana liqueur is a secret weapon behind the bar, so you’ll look like a pro when you whip up this low-ABV take on the Pimm’s Cup. An IPA syrup makes it extra modern.

The Essentials

Pimm's
IPA Syrup
Banana Liqueur
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It seems like everyone is obsessed with matcha these days, and we love the way it tastes in this tall vodka drink. It takes a little time and patience to make, but the electric result will impress even your most Instagram-obsessed friends.

The Essentials

Bison Grass Vodka
Cold Brew Matcha
Soda

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