Summer Sips: Cool Drinks at Local Eateries

Amanda Harper


Looking to cool off this summer? Stop by one of Lexington’s fantastic local restaurants or bars and grab an ice-cold drink this month. It’s the best way to beat the heat! We’ve selected some of our favorites for you to savor through the summer swelter!


OBC Kitchen

Oh, Behave! : Tropical martini with house-infused cantaloupe vodka, guava juice, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, sugar and dusted with aleppo pepper $10



Patio Punch : Vodka, strawberry pucker, tropical pineapple, lemonade, strawberries, apples $5



Pixy Stix Martini : Vodka, triple sec, island blue pucker, grape pucker, sour and Sprite


Carson’s Food & Drink

Watermelon Martini : Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice, watermelon purée, and simple syrup shaken over ice and strained into a chilled martini glass; garnished with a cucumber slice $10


Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Red Sky at Night : Zaya 16 Year Rum, lime juice, pink peppercorn syrup, pineapple, cranberry bitters, orange and lime slice $15


Epping’s on Eastside

Poppy’s Paloma a Fuego : House-infused grapefruit tequila, agave jalapeno syrup, Campari, fresh lime juice, spicy habanero & Tajin rim $13


El Rancho Tapatio

House Margarita : In classic, mango, peach, strawberry, blue Hawaiian, red raspberry and watermelon, in addition to specialty margaritas!


Graze at the Woodlands

GLI : Tito’s vodka, Sauvignon blanc or Moscato, fresh muddled strawberry, strawberry lemonade topped with Canteen strawberry seltzer $14


J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar

Caught Looking : Tequila, lime juice, sweet & sour, butterfly pea flower tea $11.95


Tony’s of Lexington

Killer Colada : Sugar Island coconut rum, Myer’s dark rum, Lunazul blanco tequila, cream of coconut, orange juice and pineapple juice $12


Ranada’s Kitchen

Lemon Lavender Martini : Grey Goose, fresh lemon juice, lavender syrup, fresh lavender flowers $10



Jelly : Broken Shed organic vodka, Hotel Tango limoncello, local strawberry, mint $9