Cool down during the sweltering summer months ahead with these refreshing cocktails from Valley restaurants.
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Take your mind off the heat with this tasty tipple from Scottsdale Fashion Square’s French-inspired eatery, Zinqué. The ice-cold beverage ($13) consists of chilled wine and seasonal fruit like lemon, lime and various berries.
4712 N. Goldwater Blvd., 623-745-9616, lezinque.com
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Blue Clover Distillery Lemon Dropsicle
This micro distillery in Old Town Scottsdale is taking refreshment to the next level this summer with the Lemon Dropsicle ($10), a creative take on the classic Lemon Drop cocktail made with the distillery’s handcrafted vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon and simple syrup in snow cone form. The drink also features a whipped cream center. Available for a limited time.
7042 E. Indian School Rd., 480-946-1062, bluecloverdistillery.com
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CRUjiente Tacos Arcadia Margarita
CRU’s signature Arcadia Margarita ($9) is perfect for summer sipping. With low-calorie 100 percent blue agave tequila, fresh cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño, lime and house agave syrup, it’s sweet, savory and spicy – and super refreshing.
3961 E. Camelback Rd., 602-687-7777, crutacos.com
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The Sicilian Butcher Violette
The Sicilian Butcher’s master mixologist Matt Allen recently rolled out a brand-new cocktail menu for summer. The Violette ($12) – a vibrant purple-hued drink featuring butterfly pea flower italicus, cocchi americano, apricot liqueur, hibiscus and acai bitters – is an instant hit.
Three Valley locations, thesicilianbutcher.com
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Hash Kitchen White Claw Disco Ball
Mango fans will go gaga for this fun and funky cocktail served in a flashy disco ball cup ($13). Featuring mango White Claw, mango purée, vodka and topped with a mango lollipop, it’s a fruit lover’s Shangri-La.
Four Valley locations, hashkitchen.com