10 Must-Try New Summer Cocktails

Brian Hardesty

Cruel Summer
Element (1419 Carroll Street; 314-241-1674)
Cruel Summer is a spicy/sweet cocktail with housemade meloncello, Aperol, Pimm's No. 1, habanero shrub, egg white and Fresno chile powder.

Dustin Parres

"Spring Fling"
Gamlin Whiskey House (236 Euclid Avenue; 314-875-9500)
For the Spring Fling, Four Roses Yellow Label Whiskey is mixed with fresh cucumber juice, fresh lime and a housemade mint syrup. It's available by the glass or by the jar all summer long.

Dustin Parres

Blueberry Basil Infusion
SubZero Vodka Bar (308 Euclid Avenue; 314-367-1200)
To make the Blueberry Basil Infusion, London vodka that's been infused with fresh basil for five days is mixed with fresh blueberries for a sweet, fruity twist and beautiful color.

Dustin Parres

Fresh coconut cocktails
Taha'a Twisted Tiki (4199 Manchester Avenue; 314-202-8300)
For an island experience without boarding a plane, head to Taha'a for a rum shot served in a freshly cracked coconut -- choose from any flavored Cruzan Rum and any tropical juice to be mixed with fresh coconut water and served with an umbrella.

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