The 7 Best Summer Cocktails

On the rocks, blended, or up—here's what you should be drinking right now.

Hot-Weather Highball

Traditionally served neat as a pungent digestif, amaro might seem an odd choice in August's heat. But the bartenders at Boston's Coppa put the bitter liqueur to good use in this improbably refreshing Sardinian iced tea.

253 Shawmut Ave.,
617-391-0902;
coppaboston.com

The Highball
2 oz amaro, preferably Meletti
oz fresh lemon juice
Chilled Prosecco
1 lemon wheel, lightly salted

Fill a large highball glass with ice, add the amaro and lemon juice, top with the Prosecco, and garnish with the lemon wheel.

Photo: Lucas Zarebinski
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