Today marks the first official day of Summer. Temperatures are rising and days are long, which means there’s plenty of time to get out there and enjoy some of Reno’s best cocktails. When we think of summer, we think fresh flavors, the occasional bubbles, and bright colors. We’re talking about the type of drinks that transport you to a sandy beach or poolside lounging under an umbrella. These Reno Cocktails are sure to put you in the summer spirit.
Death’s Mule – Death & Taxes
Allspice infused vodka, rich demerara syrup, cio ciaro, lime, house ginger beer- $12.
This intimate bar with speakeasy vibes is known for their sophisticated craft cocktails. The patio space is perfect for summer nights, and the Death’s Mule is a quintessential summer drink. The refreshing flavors of mint scream summertime but the house-made ginger beer makes this drink come to life!
Rum Tum Tum – Rum Sugar Lime
El Dorado 8 year ginger-infused rum, honey, lemon, lychee – $13
Midtown’s new tropical-themed bar provides that sunny season feeling all year round. The bar puts a contemporary spin on tiki, with pineapple shaped lamps and copper touches. The drinks exude that same sense of refined playfulness. The Rum Tum Tum is not only a blast to say but an elegant cocktail, bringing a hint of sweet and beautifully balancing ginger and lychee flavors.
Champucha – Great Full Gardens
Half champagne/Half Folk kombucha *Kombucha flavors change regularly -$5
Health-minded restaurant Great Full Gardens is the type of place you leave thinking you just did something really good for your body. Wholesome foods and warm service is the name of thegame. Their Champucha drink, half champagne, half kombucha is brimming with bubbles and that signature kombucha funkiness.
Baja Betty – Chapel Tavern
Mezcal Espadin Joven, Hibiscus, Lime, Ancho Chili Liqueur, Thai Chili Bitters – $10
Chapel Tavern is a watering hole with real deal cocktails. Between the D.J. station and pool tables are bartenders shaking and stirring delicious drinks. Baja and summer go hand in hand, so it’s no wonder that the Baja Betty makes for a fabulous summer drink. Floral flavors pair with a punch of chili. It wakes up the sense and the spirit.
Purple Rain – Centro
Gin, Lemon, Greek Yogurt, Orgeat, Simple Syrup, Cucumber – $12
Edison bulbs, exposed brick, and pipe shelving set the tone for this trendy establishment. The modern tapas draws people in, but the cocktails are just as worth seeking out. The refreshing flavors of Greek yogurt and cucumber make Purple Rain a stand out summer cocktail.