14 new summer cocktails

Slushies, shaved ice, sorbet drinks...it's finally time to set aside your Manhattan and pick up an ice-cold summer cocktail

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Photo: Jason Little
La Rusa at Tanta
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Vesper at Terrace at Trump
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Grapefruit and Mint Gintonic at Sable
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Poolside at Berkshire Room
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Unexpected Vacation at Drumbar
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Yuzu Martini at Lush
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Milk Maid at The Whistler
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Photograph: Courtesy La Sirena Clandestina

Daiquiris at La Sirena Clandestina

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Photo: Jason Little

Shaved Ice Cocktails at Mott St.

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Photograph: Anjali M. PInto
Golden Glove at Three Dots and a Dash.
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Photograph: Eden Laurin
Ma La Colada at Violet Hour
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Photograph: Courtesy Scofflaw

Swizzle Seven at Scofflaw

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Photograph: Martha Williams

Eretto at Nico

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Photograph: Courtesy Parts & Labor

Jalisco Collins at Parts & Labor

Summer in Chicago is a glorious time, and the drinks are no exception—boozy shaved ice, frozen drinks and brightly colored cocktails have hit menus, and they're the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. So pull up a seat on a patio, head to a rooftop bar and order one of these 14 summer cocktails.

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Unexpected Vacation at Drumbar

Take a trip to Drumbar's killer rooftop and order the Unexpected Vacation—with toasted coconut–infused Bols Genever, orange curacao, peanut orgeat and lemon, it's a nutty, tropical concoction.

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Shaved ice at Mott St.

Mott St. is making four shaved-ice cocktails this summer: Rhum JM, passionfruit, Yakult and boba; Jamaica, Letherbee Gin, basil seeds and curacao; guava, hibiscus, cachaca and lemon; and Brachetto, Fernet and mint.

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Wicker Park

Eretto at Nico Osteria

Critics' pick

Death's Door gin, Cardamaro, fresh fennel and honey are turned into a vibrant cocktail served with a mountain of crushed ice.

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Gold Coast

Swizzle Seven at Scofflaw

Critics' pick

There's always a swizzle on the menu at Scofflaw, and the latest version, made with Four Roses bourbon, Coruba rum, passionfruit, orange, lime, grenadine and Angostura, is exactly what we want to drink on a sweltering day.

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Logan Square

La Rusa at Tanta

Critics' pick

Head up to Tanta's rooftop and order La Rusa, made with pisco, St. Germain, orange and lemon, served with a cube of Campari ice, which changes the flavor of the drink as it melts. It's garnished with fresh thyme.

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River North

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