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Atlanta’s Most Refreshing Cocktails for Summer

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It’s a well-known fact that Atlanta is sweltering in the summer (it’s not called Hotlanta for nothing). Fortunately, we have the remedy: ice cold cocktails. The ideal summer cocktail is light, slightly sweet, and makes you forget that it’s 100 degrees outside. Whether you like to sip on a patio, rooftop, or the cool confines of a plush dining room, there’s a cold cocktail with your name on it. Here’s where to imbibe and forget about the heat for a bit in Atlanta.

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1. Seven Lamps

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3400 Around Lenox Rd #217
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 467-8950
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Serving up “craft food and drink” — emphasis on the drink —, Seven Lamps is worth a trip to Buckhead’s Shops Around Lenox for a mid-summer cocktail and meal. While you’re deciding what you want to order for food (it may take a while, executive chef Drew Van Leuvan is a veteran in Atlanta’s food scene and is known for his steamed lobster roll), order a round of Peaches n’ Green cocktail. It’s made with Grey Goose vodka, pearson peaches, Moscato d’Asti, lemon, pink peppercorn, and basil. Pair it with the restaurant’s signature charcuterie or artisan cheese boards and settle in for the night.

2. Bistro Niko

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3344 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 261-6456
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Dining at Bistro Niko is a bit like time travel: Upon stepping foot inside the restaurant you’ll feel transported to 1940s Paris. The best way to soak up those classique vibes is to order the Trois Martini. It’s fruity, but not too sweet, with Grey Goose infused with berries. Pair it with one of the tartes (French flatbread) — we especially like the house-cured smoked salmon — and you’ll be good to go.

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3. Gypsy Kitchen

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3035 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 939-9840
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The lively atmosphere of Buckhead’s Gypsy Kitchen is not one to be missed. Whether you soak up the sun on their terrace or eat in their dining room with ornate chandeliers, you’re sure to love their take on Spanish cuisine. In between bites of patatas bravas and grilled Spanish octopus, sip on one of their finely crafted cocktails. Chase your summer woes away with the Canaria Spritz, a citrusy-dry blend of Grey Goose, lemoncello, Cocchi Americano, soda, and cava.

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4. The Southern Gentleman

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3035 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 939-9845
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Right next door to Gypsy Kitchen is the Southern Gentleman. True to its name, you’ll find delectable bites of the region like pickled fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese. The Pack of Mules is the way to go when it comes to their cocktail list. Grey Goose, ginger beer, and lime is a simple yet unfailingly refreshing combination.

5. Le Bilboquet

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3027 Bolling Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 869-9944
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Popular with the after-work crowd in Buckhead, Le Bilboquet offers diners a setting that’s at once upscale and welcoming. Dining here is enjoyable no matter when you visit, but the restaurant’s jewel box design glimmers in the daylight, so brunch is definitely a must. The Fleur de Cerisier is a lovely daytime sipper: The bright and floral drink is a blend of Grey Goose Cherry Noir, calvados, Aperol, lemon, honey, and rosemary. Enjoy it with a croque monsieur for an ideal Sunday Funday.

6. The Regent Cocktail Club

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3035 Peachtree Rd NE #140
Atlanta, GA 30305
(770) 415-9961
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Set against the luxurious backdrop of Buckhead, sipping at the Regent Cocktail Club is a sophisticated affair. The rooftop restaurant is on the top floor of American Cut Steakhouse, but you don’t have to dine there to partake. Grab a seat under one of the patio umbrellas and order a Mule Tide. The potent combination of Grey Goose, mint, lime, and ginger beer will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for a fun night (or day) ahead.

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7. Ms. Iceys Kitchen & Bar

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1371 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 963-7871
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Hip hop meets Southern meets Carribbean at the new-ish soul food restaurant, so you know you can expect a solid drink and meal here. You’ll want to come for the reinvented comfort food, like jerk lamb rib and Cassie’s fried chicken with a side of skillet cornbread, but you’ll want to stay for the impeccable cocktail list and DJ sets on some Thursday or Saturday nights. The go-to cocktail on the menu? La Chaise, made with Grey Goose vodka, Ms. Icey’s papaya birch essence, ginger, brut champagne, and soda.

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8. Establishment

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1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 517
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 347-5291
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Once located in Buckhead, Establishment now rounds up a cocktail-loving crowd in its new home in Colony Square. After renovations this past winter, the bar has a newly refreshed interior as well as a new outdoor space called Tight Squeeze. And that refresh extends to its drink menu, where the drinks lean towards 1990s-inspired mixology. Like this twist on a highball, made with Grey Goose, peaches, honey, and rosemary flavored house soda — it’s worth squeezing onto the patio with a round to enjoy an Atlanta summer night.

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9. AIX & Tin Tin

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956 Brady Ave NW Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318
(770) 838-3501
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Nick Leahy opened Aix, his homage to Provence, this winter in West Midtown giving Atlantans a place to feast on Southern-meets-Southern-French cuisine. The dishes here are seasonal and beautifully plated, like the roasted beet and peach salad with buttermilk panna cotta and the pan roasted snapper with basil-zucchini puree, roasted squash, and pepper coulis. For a cocktail that’s just as sophisticated as Leahy’s menu, opt for the Dame Romarin. The tipple is summer in a glass with Grey Goose, rosemary, grapefruit, lime, and creme de mure (blackberry liqueur). At Tin Tin, the adjacent wine bar, you’ll find equally refreshing cocktails that are best enjoyed on their spacious patio.

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10. The Brasserie at Bazati

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550 Somerset Terrace NE Suite 102
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 795-8342
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Paris came to the BeltLine in the form of the Brasserie at Bazati. Soaring ceilings, glam lighting fixtures, and plush banquettes create an inviting atmosphere to escape the summer heat. And while you’re cooling off, the Brasserie Martini will get you into a Parisian state of mind. Grey Goose, St-Germain, Chambord, and lime juice make a concoction that’s sweet and floral and light on the tongue. Try it with the creme brûlée (torched to a caramelized perfection, of course) for the ultimate sweet experience, or a cheese plate for something more subtle.

This advertising content was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and our sponsor, without involvement from Vox Media editorial staff.

1. Seven Lamps

3400 Around Lenox Rd #217, Atlanta, GA 30326

Serving up “craft food and drink” — emphasis on the drink —, Seven Lamps is worth a trip to Buckhead’s Shops Around Lenox for a mid-summer cocktail and meal. While you’re deciding what you want to order for food (it may take a while, executive chef Drew Van Leuvan is a veteran in Atlanta’s food scene and is known for his steamed lobster roll), order a round of Peaches n’ Green cocktail. It’s made with Grey Goose vodka, pearson peaches, Moscato d’Asti, lemon, pink peppercorn, and basil. Pair it with the restaurant’s signature charcuterie or artisan cheese boards and settle in for the night.

3400 Around Lenox Rd #217
Atlanta, GA 30326

2. Bistro Niko

3344 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326
Courtesy of Bistro Niko

Dining at Bistro Niko is a bit like time travel: Upon stepping foot inside the restaurant you’ll feel transported to 1940s Paris. The best way to soak up those classique vibes is to order the Trois Martini. It’s fruity, but not too sweet, with Grey Goose infused with berries. Pair it with one of the tartes (French flatbread) — we especially like the house-cured smoked salmon — and you’ll be good to go.

3344 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326

3. Gypsy Kitchen

3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Courtesy of Gypsy Kitchen

The lively atmosphere of Buckhead’s Gypsy Kitchen is not one to be missed. Whether you soak up the sun on their terrace or eat in their dining room with ornate chandeliers, you’re sure to love their take on Spanish cuisine. In between bites of patatas bravas and grilled Spanish octopus, sip on one of their finely crafted cocktails. Chase your summer woes away with the Canaria Spritz, a citrusy-dry blend of Grey Goose, lemoncello, Cocchi Americano, soda, and cava.

3035 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

4. The Southern Gentleman

3035 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305

Right next door to Gypsy Kitchen is the Southern Gentleman. True to its name, you’ll find delectable bites of the region like pickled fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese. The Pack of Mules is the way to go when it comes to their cocktail list. Grey Goose, ginger beer, and lime is a simple yet unfailingly refreshing combination.

3035 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305

5. Le Bilboquet

3027 Bolling Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Popular with the after-work crowd in Buckhead, Le Bilboquet offers diners a setting that’s at once upscale and welcoming. Dining here is enjoyable no matter when you visit, but the restaurant’s jewel box design glimmers in the daylight, so brunch is definitely a must. The Fleur de Cerisier is a lovely daytime sipper: The bright and floral drink is a blend of Grey Goose Cherry Noir, calvados, Aperol, lemon, honey, and rosemary. Enjoy it with a croque monsieur for an ideal Sunday Funday.

3027 Bolling Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

6. The Regent Cocktail Club

3035 Peachtree Rd NE #140, Atlanta, GA 30305
Courtesy of Regent Cocktail Club

Set against the luxurious backdrop of Buckhead, sipping at the Regent Cocktail Club is a sophisticated affair. The rooftop restaurant is on the top floor of American Cut Steakhouse, but you don’t have to dine there to partake. Grab a seat under one of the patio umbrellas and order a Mule Tide. The potent combination of Grey Goose, mint, lime, and ginger beer will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for a fun night (or day) ahead.

3035 Peachtree Rd NE #140
Atlanta, GA 30305

7. Ms. Iceys Kitchen & Bar

1371 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
Courtesy of Grey Goose

Hip hop meets Southern meets Carribbean at the new-ish soul food restaurant, so you know you can expect a solid drink and meal here. You’ll want to come for the reinvented comfort food, like jerk lamb rib and Cassie’s fried chicken with a side of skillet cornbread, but you’ll want to stay for the impeccable cocktail list and DJ sets on some Thursday or Saturday nights. The go-to cocktail on the menu? La Chaise, made with Grey Goose vodka, Ms. Icey’s papaya birch essence, ginger, brut champagne, and soda.

1371 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033

8. Establishment

1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 517, Atlanta, GA 30305
Courtesy of Grey Goose

Once located in Buckhead, Establishment now rounds up a cocktail-loving crowd in its new home in Colony Square. After renovations this past winter, the bar has a newly refreshed interior as well as a new outdoor space called Tight Squeeze. And that refresh extends to its drink menu, where the drinks lean towards 1990s-inspired mixology. Like this twist on a highball, made with Grey Goose, peaches, honey, and rosemary flavored house soda — it’s worth squeezing onto the patio with a round to enjoy an Atlanta summer night.

1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 517
Atlanta, GA 30305

9. AIX & Tin Tin

956 Brady Ave NW Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30318
Andrew Thomas Lee

Nick Leahy opened Aix, his homage to Provence, this winter in West Midtown giving Atlantans a place to feast on Southern-meets-Southern-French cuisine. The dishes here are seasonal and beautifully plated, like the roasted beet and peach salad with buttermilk panna cotta and the pan roasted snapper with basil-zucchini puree, roasted squash, and pepper coulis. For a cocktail that’s just as sophisticated as Leahy’s menu, opt for the Dame Romarin. The tipple is summer in a glass with Grey Goose, rosemary, grapefruit, lime, and creme de mure (blackberry liqueur). At Tin Tin, the adjacent wine bar, you’ll find equally refreshing cocktails that are best enjoyed on their spacious patio.

956 Brady Ave NW Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

10. The Brasserie at Bazati

550 Somerset Terrace NE Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30306

Paris came to the BeltLine in the form of the Brasserie at Bazati. Soaring ceilings, glam lighting fixtures, and plush banquettes create an inviting atmosphere to escape the summer heat. And while you’re cooling off, the Brasserie Martini will get you into a Parisian state of mind. Grey Goose, St-Germain, Chambord, and lime juice make a concoction that’s sweet and floral and light on the tongue. Try it with the creme brûlée (torched to a caramelized perfection, of course) for the ultimate sweet experience, or a cheese plate for something more subtle.

550 Somerset Terrace NE Suite 102
Atlanta, GA 30306

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