July 2

The Sips of Summer

Refreshing cocktails and frozen libations abound in SLU.

Looking for the perfect thirst quencher as summer turns up the heat in South Lake Union? You can find a flavor to fit your tastes at just about every drinking establishment in the neighborhood, from fresh coconut water (served in a real coconut!) at Ba Bar to large bowls of boozy punch at 2120.

Toss back one of these delicious drinks this summer:

*Mr. Cool (vodka, Chareau, hibiscus, and bubbly). Gold Bar, 227 Ninth Ave N, goldbarseattle.com

*Patrón Agave (fresh pressed lime juice, Patrón Blanco tequila and 100 percent organic agave nectar). Cactus, 350 Terry Ave N, cactusrestaurants.com

*Moscow Mule Slushy (vodka, ginger, lemon lime). Brave Horse Tavern, 310 Terry Ave N, bravehorsetavern.com

*Pandanemonium (white rum, green chartreuse, pineapple, pandan syrup, lime, coconut cream). 2120 Sixth Ave, 2120restaurant.com

*Goosebumps (mezcal, pineapple, blueberry, lychee, coconut, egg white). Deep Dive, 620 Lenora St, deepdiveseattle.com

*Whydah Punch (spiced rum, drambui, lime, orgeat, Angostura bitters). Re:public, 429 Westlake Ave N, republicseattle.com

*Pamp Pamp It Up slushie (El Jimador Reposado, pamplemousse liqueur, Luxardo, grapefruit, lime, jalapeno salt. Ba Bar, 500 Terry Ave N, babarseattle.com

*Caipirinha Passion (Brazilian rum, passionfruit, simple syrup). Jack’s BBQ, 228 Ninth Ave N, jacksbbq.com

*Rickhouse Punch (Jack Daniel’s Rye, Aperol, pineapple juice, grenadine, ginger beer, maraschino cherry). Henry’s Tavern, 501 Fairview Ave N, henrystavern.com

*Passionfruit Cobbler (bourbon, blanco vermouth, passionfruit liqueur, lime juice, Angostura bitters). MBar, 400 Fairview Ave N, mbarseattle.com

If you prefer to go “zero proof,” a number of SLU bars are slinging drinks without the hard stuff. 2120 has a Rhubarb-mint Fizz (rhubarb-mint syrup, lemon, soda) among other refreshing options. Ba Bar’s elixirs are a nice, alcohol-free summer treat. And Deep Dive has an entire menu dedicated to liquor-free libations.

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Story and photograph by Ethan Chung.

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