Must-try Summer Drinks in #DTJax

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#DTJax is home to some of the craftiest cocktails, best drink specials and most creative brews, making summer drinking pretty easy no matter what you’re into! For your summer drinking needs, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most refreshing and unique drinks you can find Downtown. Cheers!

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Red Dawn



It’s no coincidence that we start out this list with a drink from Dos Gatos – it’s easily one of the BEST bars for amazing craft cocktails Downtown. This is their creation, the Red Dawn. It’s a modern spin on the Moscow mule and is created with fresh seasonal berries, Russian Standard vodka, ginger liqueur and ginger beer.


Ms. Mac’s Peach Tea


17882815_1854826761438926_3926296318447714304_nWe’re in the South – there’s no way we couldn’t include this peach tea concoction! The craft cocktail masters at The Volstead knew what they were doing when they created this masterpiece: Medley Bros Bourbon, Cynar, Sweet Tea, Peach, Mint, and Lemon.


Strawberry Basil Wheat-Rita


13266774_958270920937162_1309217813_nThe name says it all! Think margarita… but more refreshing with a strawberry basil kick. Beautiful day for a rooftop bar? Hop over to Burrito Gallery Brooklyn and enjoy this summer-in-a-cup wheat-rita. Too hot to be outside? Check out the Burrito Gallery Downtown location and bar-hop around the Elbow while you’re at it.


$15 All you can drink wine


Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 9.54.23 AMThe only thing better than wine is… all you can drink wine! River City Brewing Company hosts Wine Wednesday every week featuring live music, the best waterfront views in town and of course, $15 all you can drink wine.


Manifest Gin & Tonic


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A gin & tonic is easily one of the most refreshing drinks to ever exist. The only thing that could make it even better? Fresh, locally distilled gin from Manifest Distilling. Check out this post to see what tonics they recommend to specifically pair with their gin!


Pomegranate Fizz



Being at an art museum, NOLA MOCA is bound to have some of the most creative concoctions. Stop by and treat yourself to this fun, fizzy masterpiece. Pro tip: come out for First Wednesday Art Walk – admission to MOCA is free!


El Guapo


18880073_10154659965161453_5428226906574107824_oIt’s summer time and the drinkin’s easy. This Mexican style lager by Intuition Ale Works is a refreshing, goes-down-easy, delicious summer beer. The best way to enjoy it (or any Intuition beer) is at their rooftop bar.


Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale


unnamedWe’ve been waiting all year for the release of Bold City’s Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale. It’s a summer must-try because it’s only available in the summer! Not to mention it’s pretty much summer in a glass. Stop by the new Downtown location and have a pint (or a few).


Popsicle Mimosa


Screen Shot 2017-06-28 at 12.10.43 PMIf Willy Wonka owned a bar, it would be Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails and his drink of choice would definitely be the Popsicle Mimosa. This Instagram-worthy drink is everything you love about a mimosa combined with the only thing that could make a mimosa better… a popsicle. It doesn’t get more summer than a popsicle, bubbly and juice.