EaterLA 17 Cocktails To Try Before The End Of Summer

While Los Angeles gifts its residents with incredible year-round weather, there is something to be said for its gorgeous summer days. Whether days are spent taking in ocean views or enjoying a meal on the patio, it all pairs nicely with a frosty, often fruity libation. The cocktail programs in LA have evolved well beyond saccharine rum drinks topped with colorful umbrellas to include innovative ingredients like heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, and house-made seasonal shrubs. And while the cocktails have grown up a little, the effect is the same. Approximately one month of summer remains to tackle this list, in no particular order. —Crystal Coser

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