Whoever said summer drinking only ended in dehydration obviously hasn’t had one of Strega’s cooling agent-filled cocktails. While alcohol is certainly responsible for dehydration, (duh, hangovers), adding some of these various cooling classic cocktails will help keep dehydration and heat exhaustion at bay. Ingredients like mint, lemongrass, eucalyptus, and cucumber all hold strong reputations for keeping us all very cool; add a few of these to your specialty drink, and you’ll feel refreshed in no time. For those above the drinking age, don’t miss these recipes to beat the heat.
This large-format punch deserves to be your new summer tradition. Who doesn’t gravitate towards refreshing and fruity sangria with red wine, three olives citrus, peach schnapps, and fresh fruit? Of course, you don’t need to be lakeside surrounded by friends, family to enjoy sangria. You just need to make your way to 379 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113.
Maybe, for you, “lemonade” means yellow crystals that you mix with water, a neon magical liquid. In the United States today, lemonade is nostalgia. Even if you’ve never had the experience yourself, you’ve seen the commercials: it’s a kid’s makeshift lemonade stand on a lazy, hazy summer day. There’s really an opportunity to take this flavor profile that is so classic, this cold and puckery but sweet beverage, and add other flavors to it. Enjoy the three olive citrus, strawberry puree, and lemonade.
As the sun dips lazily down toward the horizon, give yourself a drink that’s bitter and lively—not too sweet or too alcoholic. Aperol spritz is popular for a reason. The simple combination of sharp Campari, prosecco, and soda makes for a spritz that quenches your thirst and works wonderfully float. A very pretty Aperol spritz.
The mojito is relegated to the warmer months. A simple combination of Don Q mojito rum, fresh lime, and mint.This fun summer cocktail will have you back for another one! Minty and punchy with limes, the mojito has it going on.
If your neck of the woods is unbearably hot, we feel you. What’s summer without a refreshing cocktail to get you through the sweltering heat? We have drinks for that at Strega. Stay chill this summer with our top-rated cocktails. From bourbon to beer-based and everything in between, these drinks are refreshing. If you’re cooling off in the pool, under the air conditioning, or just standing in your unmentionables with the freezer door open bring yourself to the North End and cool off with us.