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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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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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Daiquiris at La Sirena Clandestina

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Shaved Ice Cocktails at Mott St.

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Golden Glove at Three Dots and a Dash.
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Ma La Colada at Violet Hour
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Swizzle Seven at Scofflaw

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Eretto at Nico

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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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Poolside at Berkshire Room

Made with mezcal, spiced strawberry syrup and lime, the cocktail is served over crushed ice with a sprig of mint and a frosty glass.

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River North

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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Streeterville

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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River West/West Town

Swizzle Seven at Scofflaw

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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

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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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