3 Cocktails We Can’t Get Enough of This Summer

We love a refreshing white wine and a crisp craft beer as much as anyone during the lazy, hazy summer months, but truth be told, what we really crave is a cocktail. There’s something about a just-made—and hand-made—chilly and flavorful beverage.

Our list of favorites is long, but we pared it down to a few we simply can’t live without when the sun is out and the temps are high. Check out our top three:


Strawberry Daisy

A not-too-sweet treat featuring muddled strawberry, vodka and a kiss of mint. Sure to become a new standard, this drink is everything that’s awesome about a summer cocktail!


Traditional Martini

Go old school with the perfect splash of dry vermouth plus gin (that’s the classic!) shaken to perfection on ice and strained into a chilled martini glass—with a generous olive garnish. Enjoy vodka and a lemon twist garnish? Have it the way you like it.


Old Fashioned

Straight out of Kentucky comes this everything-old-is-new-again powerhouse, a mesmerizing mix of bourbon and simple syrup with a scant dash or two of bitters all dressed up with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. Look for Luxardo Gourmet maraschinos—they’re luxe!

Our summer cocktail menu features these tempting tastes as well as other old standards you forgot you loved. Just as delicious: our hand-crafted cocktails are $3 off during Vickers‘ Monday through Friday Happy Hour. Join us from 4:30–6:30 p.m., when you’ll spy other great specials like $6 house martinis and mixed drinks, $6 select house wines and $3 select domestic and $4 select craft brews. Ask about our discount bar bites, too.

Cheers to sunny days, sultry nights and fresh summer cocktails!

Vickers Restaurant serves traditional Continental cuisine with classic French flair. Indulge in attentive service and outstanding menus in quaint and comfortable surroundings. The same European service is available through our stellar event-planning service. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a wedding for 150, you can rest assured you’ll enjoy the highest level of care and attention to detail. Join us for happy hour, dinner and live piano on Fridays and Saturdays—we’ve got the area’s most extensive European wine list and excel at vintage cocktails. In season, relax in our outdoor garden for drinks or dinner. Vickers is the perfect spot for fine food, cocktails and entertaining.

Nina Malone


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