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Everything We Want To Drink In Dublin Right Now

Fruity cocktails, iced coffees, and more spritzes than we could ever hope to get through: it’s summer in Dublin alright, and keeping up with all the additions to the city’s drinks menus ain’t easy. Here’s our guide to the best ones to try while the sun’s still shining....

All The Spritz, Three Storey

With one of their titular floors given over wholly to a café bar and spritzeria, you know the good folks at Three Storey are taking summer drinking very seriously. It’s a largely fresh and fruity affair, suitably enough, with lots of peach, pineapple, rhubarb and strawberry taking up menu space alongside (of course) the Campari and Aperol classics.

Strawberry Bellini, Overends Kitchen

A strawberry Bellini sounds suspiciously like a Rossini to us, but to be fair that doesn’t make it sound any less delicious. Overends Kitchen might be expecting their weekend brunch punters to be more au fait with the classic peach cocktail: either way, this sounds like a great way to hero the high-quality Irish strawberries springing into season this summer.

Bloody Mary, Seafood Café

Though its typical hair-of-the-dog outing on brunch menus across the city tends to get it thought of as more a morning drink, the Bloody Mary is a classic all-day summer choice with its savoury hot sauce kick delivering a delicious pairing to the heat. We’re glad to see The Seafood Café is onside too, pairing this tomato juice concoction with their early evening oyster happy hour.

Loftus Lane, Bar 1661

There aren’t many spots in the city as good for sipping cocktails in the sun as the outdoor terrace of Bar 1661. This D7 diamond has plenty of summery choices on its broad menu, but it’s the Lavender Lane we’ve got eyes, for with its cooling combo of cream-washed Dingle vodka, summer stone fruits and milk soda.

Messina Spritz, Osteria Lucio

Known for a menu of classic Italian done well with a twist, it’s no major surprise to see Osteria Lucio shake up the timeless Aperol spritz with an addition of orange juice, grapefruit and delicate violette. That it’s named for the Sicilian town of Messina is a pretty good hint that we’re talking very, very, very good quality oranges here too.

New Orleans, Hatch Coffee

Never fear, a non-alcoholic option is here! Summer isn’t just about deliciously refreshing cocktails, and we’ve seen plenty of inventive iced teas and coffees starting to appear across the city in recent weeks. Few look or sound as good as Hatch Coffee’s New Orleans, with notes of roasted chicory in its cold brew coffee paired with simple syrup and a perfectly picturesque splash of milk.

Just The Spot, Drury Buildings

It’s not easy singling out just one from Drury Buildings’ brand new menu of very summery cocktails, carefully made and tested by bar staff in the run-up to June, but this intriguing Green Spot and Riesling combo just about edges out the competition with added ginger, pear, and lemon. There are plenty more we’re keen to try out too so might be best to book in for the full night - just for research purposes, of course.