Well, hello summer!
June 21st officially marked the first day of the season, so get ready for sunshine, sunglasses and long days spent on the patio. And what better way to celebrate the warm months to come than with these summery sippers. Check out some of our local restaurants and pubs to dabble in seasonal beverages that both refresh and recharge you for another weekday.
Nothing sounds more refreshing than this Aperol Spritz from Cilantro – with a snacky garnish to top it off. Head down to 17th Avenue to try this cutie during happy hour from 2-6pm any Tuesday-Friday.
Now located on bustling 17th Avenue, Anju’s Elixirs’ of Life are a must-try. With over 20 craft cocktails to choose from, plan to stay for a while so you can sample drink after drink after tasty drink.
Why spend $7 on one drink when you can have four?! Head down to this new hangout spot to sample any four of Southland Yard’s beers on tap so you can pick a new favourite. Dandy, Village, Wildrose, Parallel 49, Banded Peak – they’ve got it all.
No brunch is complete without a delicious drink to sip away on while you wait for your pancake souffle or smoked salmon arepas benedict. Add on a breakfast mimosa to start your day right anytime from Wednesday-Sunday.
Mint, cucumber, peach, lemonade – we already feel refreshed just reading some of these cocktail features! Grab your gals and head to the Rec Room where you can enjoy a night of games and music with a glass – or a pitcher – of cocktails all night long.
With 1.5 oz of liquor, we introduce to you…the Lake House Caesar: Moskovskaya vodka, fresh basil, garlic & horseradish infused Clamato, house-made steak spice, dill pickle, landjäger. Indulge on the lake’s edge with this craft concoction – we think the picture speaks for itself?
Twelve craft cocktails await you at Bridgette Bar. Two ounces of liquor and unique combinations in one of the cutest bar settings in the city – what are you waiting for? Make your reservation now.
Cocktails served in a tiki mug – need we say more? Find your essential drinks here like a dark & stormy and port royal, tiki creations like a mai tai and Bahama mama or even your daiquiris, flavoured classicly and deliciously. Join the crew here for happy hour: Tuesday-Saturday from 4-7pm & all day Sundays. Yes, we said all day.
You’re going to be busy this summer, so make your reservations to indulge in these summery drinks ASAP.
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.