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    Photo: Jason LittleLa Rusa at Tanta
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  8. Photograph: Courtesy La Sirena Clandestina
    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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  14. Photograph: Courtesy Parts & Labor
    Photograph: Courtesy Parts & Labor

    Jalisco Collins at Parts & Labor

14 new summer cocktails

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


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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  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • River West/West Town
  • price 2 of 4

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.

Jalisco Collins at Parts & Labor
  • Restaurants
  • Hamburgers
  • Logan Square
  • price 1 of 4

The burger joint makes soda cocktails like this colorful collins with Ranchero silver tequila, lime and Sioux City Prickly Pear soda.

  • Restaurants
  • Peruvian
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

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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