Life can’t be all sunshine and specialty cocktails…but this summer it could be! Let’s beat this heat, with drinks that are as strong as the sunny summer vibes. This year, mixologists are all about fruity simple syrups and margaritas, for their versatility and options to customize. Fortunately for you, our Bucks Happenings Winners have stepped up to the plate, and created menus that incorporate seasonal summer specialties, alongside your favorite classics. From where we stand, summer Friday’s have never looked so bright!

Photo Credit, Gypsy Blu (Ambler)

For the best Specialty Cocktails of the summer, check out these Montco hot spots:

1.Gypsy Blu (Ambler)– Try their bright and citrusy “Orange You Glad”, to get in the summer spirits.

2. Mermaid Spirits Distillery (Huntingdon Valley)– Their hand crafted vodka, bourbon, and rum would perfect for a summer get together, or barbecue. Their website has tons of recipes, to get the most out of their delicious creations.

3. The Lucky Well (Ambler)– A smooth whiskey bar with scratch made cocktails from over 200 bottles featuring a live blues lounge on Friday and Saturday nights.

4. Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft (Ardmore)– The Millionaire Capri-Sun pairs perfectly with a seat on their scenic back patio.


For more summer cocktail inspiration:

-Check out Emily Laurae (@emilylaurae) on Instagram. Her Reel for a Coconut and Pineapple Margarita will help transport you to the tropics before you can say “Cheers!”.

-If you’re looking for a way to create your own summer cocktail creations, the book “Bubbly: A Collection of Champagne and Sparkling Cocktails” is filled with light and bright libations. By local, Bucks County author Colleen Jeffers, this book is a beautiful must-have addition to every bar cart.

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