Area Four Cambridge

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-4444

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1979

The 1979 cocktail at Area Four blends Italian bitter liqueurs Aperol and Averna for the ultimate summer aperitif. Grapefruit juice rounds out the palate and a sprig of rosemary acts as a fragrant herbal garnish.

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-7878

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Rose Vermouth

Bistro du Midi's house-made Rose Vermouth comes from the mind of head sommelier Todd Lipman. The aperitif mixes rose wine with strawberry- and cranberry-infused brandy, Wormwood, Gentian, spices and herbs for a pre-dinner pick-me-up after a day in the sun.

Davio’s – Lynnfield

1250 Market Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
781-944-4810

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Belvedere Berries & Cream Granita

Pasty chef Michelle Boland took inspiration from a summer favorite for her spiked semi-frozen Sicilian granita. The icy treat comes in three flavors, including the Belvedere Berries & Cream, available through the end of August.

Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-542-2255

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Pomegranate Lemonade

Grill 23's Pomegranate Lemonade reinvents the classic sweet-tart sipper with Mandarin and Valencia orange notes from Ketel One Oranje, a housemade pomegranate grenadine and good old-fashioned homemade lemonade.

Henrietta’s Table

1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-5005

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Rhubarb Fizz

Henrietta's Table shows the seasonal bounty's best side with the Rhubarb Fizz. The effervescent drink matches herbaceous gin with rhubarb syrup and lemon juice and gets its name (and bubbles) from sparkling wine.

Ostra

1 Charles Street South
Boston, MA 02116
617-421-1200

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Strawberry Hustle

Ostra's Strawberry Hustle is a fruity cool-down that combines Ketel One vodka with a housemade strawberry puree from executive pastry chef Jennifer Luna. Domaine de Canton adds a touch of class to the thirst-quenching cocktail.

Russell House Tavern

14 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-500-3055

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Escape to the Milano

Russell House Tavern's Escape to the Milano takes a page from the Tiki book for a rummy, summertime refresher. Tropical pineapple and lime blend with banana liqueur and three kinds of rum: dark Bacardi Maestro de Ron, coconut-infused Rhum Clement Mahina Coco and Hamilton Demerara 151.

Sycamore

755 Beacon Street
Newton, MA 02459
617-244-4445

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Strawberry Daiquiri

Bar manager Scott Shoer pays homage to a classic beach-weather cocktail (and local summer produce) with the shaken Strawberry Daiquiri, made with strawberry-infused Privateer rum and housemade strawberry syrup.

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