10 Delicious New Summer Cocktails in St. Louis

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The "Moll's Cup #3" at the Good Pie | courtesy of The Good Pie
The "Moll's Cup #3" at the Good Pie | courtesy of The Good Pie

The Good Pie's Moll's Cup No. 3 (6665 Delmar Boulevard; 314-899-9221)

The "Moll's Cup No. 3" from veteran bartender Jeffrey Moll at The Good Pie features bourbon mixed with house-made and bottled carbonated fruit cup liqueur soda, garnished with just-picked fresh fruit and cucumber slices.

The "Snap & Tickle" cocktail from Small Batch | Amy Van Donsel
The "Snap & Tickle" cocktail from Small Batch | Amy Van Donsel

Small Batch's Snap & Tickle (3001 Locust Street; 314-380-2040)

The "Snap & Tickle" cocktail from Small Batch was inspired by the fresh produce grown at the urban farm owned by Baileys' Restaurants. Pinckney Bend gin is mixed with snap pea vermouth, St. Germain elderflower liquor, strawberries and lemon juice, then garnished with fresh snap peas.

The "Spicy Ramón" cocktail at Element | Sasha Alms
The "Spicy Ramón" cocktail at Element | Sasha Alms

Element's Spicy Ramón (1419 Carroll Street; 314-241-1674)

The "Spicy Ramón" cocktail at Element was inspired by the perpetual summer in California. Stiletto Vodka is infused with hand-muddled green peppers and jalapeños to wake up your taste buds. Watermelon juice provides a gentle sweetness while blueberries add color and antioxidants (it's healthy!). Triple sec and lime juice add brightness. A chili powder-salted rim adds a touch more spice, enhances the sweetness of the watermelon and helps the tongue absorb all of the flavors.

Herbie's "Belgian Shandy" | Amanda Wilgus
Herbie's "Belgian Shandy" | Amanda Wilgus

The Belgian Shandy at Herbie's Vintage 72 The "Belgian Shandy" at Herbie's Vintage 72 is a twist on a classic summer shandy. Hoegaarden beer is combined with spicy Goslings Dark Rum, Pimms Blackberry Elderflower liquor, lime juice, simple syrup and ginger ale. It is then garnished with a lime.

The "Juicy Shrub" at Tree House | Kara Robinson
The "Juicy Shrub" at Tree House | Kara Robinson

Tree House's Juicy Shrub (3177 South Grand Boulevard; 314-696-2100)

The "Juicy Shrub" at Tree House contrasts sweet flavors with bright, briny bitterness and hints of celery and apples. Guava juice is combined with Pisco Capel (Chilean Moscatel grape liqueur), Plantation 3 Star Artisanal Rum (distilled in Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad) and celery shrub. It's then garnished with a celery leaf and fresh strawberry.

See also: The 5 Best Ice Cream Parlors in St. Louis

Follow Sara Graham on Instagram at @EngageTaste and Twitter at @EngageTaste. E-mail the author at [email protected].


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