6 Must-Try Summer Cocktails That Will Help You Keep Your Cool

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With temperatures going off the charts and days becoming longer, you can’t deny the fact that summer is finally here! There are plenty of options to keep yourself cool, but what better way to beat the heat than sipping on refreshing summer cocktails!

No matter your alcohol preferences, these six savory concoctions can make your hot summer days cool and exciting:

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Whether you’re having a night out with your besties or celebrating with family, sangria is definitely one of the must-try cocktails during summertime. This Spanish drink from Barcino Wine Resto Bar is a combination of chopped fruits and wine, allowing you to indulge in its sweet flavor with a punch!

Unwind and imbibe a goblet of sangria, along with delectable Spanish deli, from Barcino located at SM Aura Premier.

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Remember your first Long Island Iced Tea? We’ll totally get you if you have blurry memories of it. That’s because contrary to its innocent look and invigorating tart, this perfectly concocted drink can surprise you with its formidable blend. Unlike other cocktails, the alcohol content is quite high as it features five different liquors.

TGI Friday’s Ultimate Long Island Iced Tea is spiked with premium gin, vodka, gold rum, triple sec, and brandy. So if you find yourself gulping down this summer cocktail for the first time, don’t forget that you’ve been warned! Visit TGI Friday’s at SM Mall of Asia or SM Southmall.

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Slip into a summer escapade with a sip of the ever seductive, Tequila Sunrise. Known for its bright and fancy look, this two-tone layered cocktail is made of orange juice and tequila with a drop of grenadine to create a visual effect of the sun slowly rising. Its smooth and likable taste, mixed with a little alcohol kick, is a great choice even for social drinkers.

Whether you’re from the South or North, you can absolutely get your dose of Burgoo’s Tequila Sunrise at SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM Marikina, and SM North EDSA.

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If you are not a fan of summer alcoholic drinks, this mocktail from Las Flores can be a great alternative to quench your thirst without worrying about getting buzzed. The Pepino Limon, commonly known as the Cucumber Lemon Mocktail, is a mixture of freshly sliced cucumber, cucumber syrup, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and soda water. It gives you the ideal balance of sweet, sour, and refreshing zest to cool off your hot summer!

Drop by The Podium and grab your Pepino Limon Mocktail at Las Flores. You can also check out their impressive range of wines and signature refreshments, or just build your own version of gin & tonic cocktail!

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Have you tried a mojito with a local twist? Locavore not only offers locally crafted beers and distilled wines, they also have cocktails that combine your favorite classic drinks with native ingredients found in the Philippines—just like the Calamanjito! This summer-inspired cocktail can stimulate your palate as you gently sip the tanginess of calamansi and the slightly sweet flavor of mint with a cool aftertaste.

Head out to S Maison and visit Locavore this summer!

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Can’t get enough of margaritas? Worry no more because Rita Trio is the answer to your cravings. Considered a crowd favorite, this classic summer cocktail from Chili’s Grill and Bar allows you to enjoy three rock glass-sized serving of selected premium margarita flavors for the price of one! You can choose from the following ice-cold concoctions:

  • Blackberry Smash – a mixture of Tequila 1800, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, blackberry syrup, and house-made fresh lime sour. Shaken and served with a lime wedge.
  • Classic Margarita – features Tequila Gold, Grand Marnier, with a splash of lime juice.
  • Blue Pacific Margarita – a visually stunning blend of Tequila 1800, Cointreau and Blue Curacao. It will remind you of cool tropical nights.
  • Blueberry and Pineapple Margarita – consists of Tequila Gold, triple sec, and house-made fresh sour, infused 48 hours with blueberries and pineapples.
  • Strawberry Vodka Margarita – a combination of Absolut blue vodka, Cointreau orange liqueur, house-made fresh lime sour and strawberry puree. Shaken and served with a lime wedge.

Take a sip of these famous alcoholic fruit drinks at Chili’s when you come around SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM North EDSA.

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The Apple Mojito from Morganfield’s is also one of the popular choices when it comes to summer cocktails. The fresh green apples, lime chunks, and mint leaves are mixed with Bacardi apple rum and brown sugar topped with soda to bring out that fizzy, herbaceous, fresh taste!

Swing by at Morganfield’s SM Mall of Asia and make sure to complement that signature fall-of-the-bone ribs with a sip of Apple Mojito!


These are just some of the summer alcoholic drinks & non-alcoholic drinks you can enjoy! Let us know which ones are your favorites.


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