People say things slow down in Phoenix for the summer, but we beg to differ. Downtown Phoenix mixologists are working overtime to bring you new and refreshing beverages all summer long whether you’re poolside or indoors.

Sweet Pea @ The Rose Garden

This eclectic restaurant has an assortment of unique cocktails and mocktails including their light and bubbly “Sweet Pea.” This mocktail is made with Seedlip’s non-alcoholic spirits, turmeric, vanilla, lime, grapefruit, and yuzu soda.

Details: 101 North 1st St.

Black Forest Margarita @ Garden Bar

This quaint homestyle bar is perfect for enjoying the sun while escaping the heat. Their Black Forest Margarita is spirit-free and made with free spirit “spirit of tequila,” black cherry, blackberry, and lime.

Details: 822 N. 6th Ave.

Trophy Room


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Leave your phone at the door and taste the rainbow at Trophy Room. The hidden speakeasy has a new vibrant “Rainbow Road” cocktail featuring Diego Ginebra Mexican Strawberry Gin, a coconut-infused mix of Campari Averna Italian Amaro, and a burst of fresh pineapple and citrus.

Details: 2 N Central Ave #101.

Souk Sazerac @ Quartz

The “Souk Sazerac” drink in The Cave at Downtown’s newest lounge Quartz. (Photo: Skyler Scott)

Get transported from the Sonoran Desert to the Sahara with the “Souk Sazerac” drink in The Cave at Downtown’s newest lounge Quartz. This drink features overproof rye whiskey, Branca Menta, camel fat, Moroccan green tea, lemon Arrak sand, and a surprise treat on top. Quartz also has a selection of handcrafted mocktails.

Details: 341 W. Van Buren St. Suite B.

Mercury Mamba @ Eden Rooftop Bar


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It’s hot outside, and the Phoenix Mercury has the court at Footprint Center on fire.  Lounge by the pool and enjoy this cool creative cocktail at Kimpton Hotel Palomar’s new rooftop bar, Eden. This drink is called the “Mercury Mamba” and is a tribute to our favorite WNBA team. You can get it all season long.

Details: 2 E. Jefferson St.

The Angelina @ Coabana

There’s an oasis hidden inside CityScape called Coabana. The bar offers Cuban-inspired cocktails and tapas including a new drink called “The Angelina” made with Ron Zacapa 23 rum, Uruapan Charanda, passionfruit, ginger, banana, raspberry champagne foam, and lime.

Details: 1 E. Washington St.

Huckleberry Lemonade @ Hanny’s


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No visit Downtown is complete without stopping by the historic Hanny’s for a classic cocktail. Their refreshing Huckleberry Lemonade is made with 44 North Huckleberry Vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade.

Details: 40 N 1st St.

Miss Nightingale @ Bitter & Twisted

It doesn’t get more refreshing than bubbles. Bitter & Twisted’s “Miss Nightingale” is a fizzy mocktail made with hibiscus juice, citrus juice lime, beet syrup, grapefruit, cinnamon syrup, sage, and charged Co2.

Details: 1 W. Jefferson St.

With all of these refreshing options on our libation list, we’ll be cool all summer long. Cheers! 

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