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.
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.
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.