READ: Summer Cocktails

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Congrats, you made it through another frigid winter! It’s time to welcome in the best time of year: summer! Celebrate this reunion with one of these unique and refreshing cocktails and don’t forget to explore all of the rooftop bars that your city has to offer.

Frosé

Although Frosé really made a name for itself last summer, it’s popularity made it way more available this season. We especially love the Frosé at the Hampton Social in Chicago. And it doesn’t hurt that they have a glamorous rooftop to escape to as well. Talk about a perfect Instagram opportunity.

Melon Mule

Moscow Mules are a classic favorite, but this sweet twist really compliments the spice from the ginger beer. And, don’t worry; the Melon Mule is also served in a copper mug so it’s just as photogenic.

Rum Punch

What better way to ring in warm weather than by pretending you’re on a beach? Rum Punch is the absolute best way to feel those tropical vibes. Made with plenty of rum, a splash of brandy, and a variety of fresh fruit juice, this will definitely give you a little more than a buzz.

Ginger Cosmo

Let’s face it – ordering a Cosmo is just a little basic. Step out of your comfort zone with a spicy spin on the original. Made with muddled ginger, cranberry juice, and vodka, this drink will make you the cocktail connoisseur of your friends.

Coconut Cocktail

Coconut drinks are becoming the ubiquitous cocktail of the season. This drink comes in a variety of ways, but my favorite is paired with rum and a mix of basil, cilantro, and mint. It might sound more like a salad than a cocktail, but trust me on this one, it’s both sweet and refreshing.

PHOTO & COPY CREDIT: JACLYN NAGEL