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Get excited to Drink Up in July

During Drink Up, we are featuring a variety of beverages from Raleigh and the Triangle — including creative cocktails, innovative coffee brews, and other drink specials in the City of Oaks.

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Sitti’s Saz-Arak is a Lebanese twist on a classic cocktail.

Photo by Sitti

Are you ready for a second round? This July, we’re back hosting Drink Up, a celebration of beverages and beverage-makers in Raleigh. From summer slushies to spicy margaritas, local bartenders are mixing it up all month long so you can start planning your happy hours. Here’s a preview of just a few drinks we’re featuring — but don’t worry, there’s more to come throughout the rest of July.

10th and Terrace, 616 S. Salisbury St., Floor 10, Raleigh | “Up on the Roof” | 10th and Terrace is featuring a spicy, summery cocktail with Lunazul Blanco, triple sec, mango nectar, muddled cilantro, and serrano pepper with a black salt rim. Enjoy this drink while gazing at the Raleigh skyline.

A hand holds a bright pink drink with the logo of The Burnt Pot printed on the front.

The Burnt Pot serves CBD and THC drinks of all kinds.

Photo by The Burnt Pot

The Burnt Pot, 8604 Falls of Neuse Rd., Ste. 105, Raleigh | “Sunset Sherbet” | This is a cannabis-infused drink with cherry syrup, pineapple puree, lemonade, and seltzer, topped with a scoop of orange sherbet. Choose your infusion from CBD, delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, HHC, or plain.

A green drink rimmed with red flakes and lime is being held up in front of a patio.

The Maize Margarita features an unexpected summer ingredient — corn.

Photo by Hummingbird

Hummingbird, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. Ste. 111, Raleigh | “The Maize Margarita” | This unique take on a margarita features blanched corn kernels, blanco tequila, triple sec, agave, lime, cilantro, and tajin. Well shucks, we’ve never had corn in a cocktail before.

Peck & Plume at The Mayton, 301 S. Academy St., Cary | “Wata-melon Splash” | Peck & Plume’s offering is a fresh, fruity drink made with watermelon puree, vodka, peach schnapps, and lemon juice, the perfect summery drink.

Sitti, 137 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh | “The Saz-Arak” | This drink is a spin on the classic Sazerac cocktail using Arak, a native Lebanese liqueur. Pair this with some authentic Lebanese cuisine like beef and lamb shawarma and baba ghanouj.

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