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  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Ramp Gibson at Franny'sBulldog gin, swirled with dry vermouth, is the base of...

    Ramp Gibson at Franny's
    Bulldog gin, swirled with dry vermouth, is the base of Franny's Ramp Gibson. But it's the pickled ramp---subbed in for the traditional pearl onions---that makes this seasonal riff shine. The wild leeks are gathered in spring and pickled in-house for use during the summer, and their pungent, garlicky flavor, along with the stiff kick of juniper, gives the cocktail a heat primed for pairing with one of the restaurant's excellent pizzas. 295 Flatbush Ave between Prospect Pl and St. Marks Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-230-0221, frannysbrooklyn.com). $12.

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hayman's Tea Cocktail at 67 Orange StreetNothing is more reviving on a...

    Hayman's Tea Cocktail at 67 Orange Street
    Nothing is more reviving on a sweltering day than a glass of iced tea---except, of course, a glass of iced tea with booze in it. To build this thirst slaker, the bartenders at 67 Orange Street infuse Old Tom---a variety of gin that is an ancestor to London Dry---with Earl Grey tea. It's then topped with honey syrup, fresh lemon juice and elderflower liqueur. 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave) between 112th and 113th Sts (67orangestreet.com). $13.

  • Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello

    Sangria Blanca at Macao Trading Co.Macao's summery sangria is brimming with...

    Sangria Blanca at Macao Trading Co.
    Macao's summery sangria is brimming with in-season produce. Plump cubes of sweet cantaloupe and just-ripe peach slices plus green and red grapes and Fuji apples are added to floral Portuguese Vinho Verde, Massenez crme de pche, peach puree, simple syrup and bright lemon juice---the whole mixture soaks overnight. 311 Church St between Lispenard and Walker Sts (212-431-8750, macaonyc.com). $24 per pitcher.

  • Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Spiced Colada at PeelsPastry chef Shuna Lydon's spicy coconut sorbet is...

    Spiced Colada at Peels
    Pastry chef Shuna Lydon's spicy coconut sorbet is delicious on its own (try it as a dessert for $6), but its flavor takes on new dimensions when melted down and used in this peppy cocktail. The shakelike Spiced Colada is a swizzled blend of the sorbet, plus herbaceous Leblon cachaa, pineapple juice and a dose of rich Myers's Jamaican rum. 325 Bowery at 2nd St (646-602-7015, peelsnyc.com). $13.

  • Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Daisy de Santiago at the BeagleThe first thing you'll notice about this daisy...

    Daisy de Santiago at the Beagle
    The first thing you'll notice about this daisy is its towering mound of crushed ice pierced with a blue-and-white cardboard straw. The fizzy, refreshing liquid you'll sip through the tube belies its serious punch: The drink calls on Flor de Caa white rum, shaken with a healthy dose of fresh lime juice and Yellow Chartreuse, and is finished with the pop of chilled seltzer and a bushy spear of mint. 162 Ave A between 10th and 11th Sts (212-228-6900, thebeaglenyc.com). $12.

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Vesper's Garden at ApplewoodThis mossy, refreshing little number is the...

    Vesper's Garden at Applewood
    This mossy, refreshing little number is the sneeze-free equivalent to a roll in the grass in Prospect Park. Pea shoots soak in vodka for three weeks, giving the base spirit a sprightly kick. Junpero gin increases the botanical bounty, further bolstered by the apricot and orange notes of Lillet Blanc. 501 11th St at Seventh Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-788-1810, applewoodny.com). $11.

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    Mango Valentina snow cone at Cascabel TaqueriaEarthy, slightly sweet Espoln...

    Mango Valentina snow cone at Cascabel Taqueria
    Earthy, slightly sweet Espoln Silver tequila and a syrup made from fresh mango, lemongrass and limelike calamansi fruit form the backbone of this adult take on an ice-cream-truck staple. The fruity liquid is poured over finely shaved, firmly packed ice, peppered with bits of tart pineapple and drizzled in volcanic hot sauce. 1542 Second Ave between 80th and 81st Sts (212-717-8226, nyctacos.com). $4.

Photograph: Beth Levendis

Ramp Gibson at Franny'sBulldog gin, swirled with dry vermouth, is the base of...

Ramp Gibson at Franny's
Bulldog gin, swirled with dry vermouth, is the base of Franny's Ramp Gibson. But it's the pickled ramp---subbed in for the traditional pearl onions---that makes this seasonal riff shine. The wild leeks are gathered in spring and pickled in-house for use during the summer, and their pungent, garlicky flavor, along with the stiff kick of juniper, gives the cocktail a heat primed for pairing with one of the restaurant's excellent pizzas. 295 Flatbush Ave between Prospect Pl and St. Marks Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-230-0221, frannysbrooklyn.com). $12.

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