Seattle To-Do List: Drinks And Cocktails In South Lake Union (Part 1)

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Is finding a great cocktail at a happy hour spot on your Seattle to-do list? We’ve covered happy hours in South Lake Union on our blog already, but now let’s get a little more specific: let’s hone it all the way in to our favorite drinks. Now, obviously, we haven’t tried all the cocktails in South Lake Union just yet, so we’re breaking this up into two parts: first, we’re making a wish-list. Then, we’ll be polling our #dreamteam at Cirrus to see what everyone’s favorite cocktails and drinks in SLU are. But first, the wish list:

1. The “Big Sipper” from Lola

Mediterranean inspiration meets a rum-filled delight. How have we not tried this one yet, we’re not even sure. But it’s top of the list!

2. Monterosso on the rocks from Cinque Terre Ristorante

9yrs Nob Creek Rye makes this a drink to be dreamed about. We’re imagining something so smooth that we’ll be coming back time and time again for more. Have you tried it yet?

3. “On The Way Home” from 2120 Restaurant

Coconut pisco, mango, turmeric, lime, egg white… need we say more? We won’t be going home anytime soon, we’ll stay for another certainly.

4. “Hemingway” Daiquiri from Re:public

“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” Hopefully this one comes with Hemingway’s words of wisdom, too.

5. Buffalo Trace Manhattan from Henry’s Tavern SLU

Sweet vermouth, orange bitters, and all the simplicity you’d need in a VIP cocktail from a tried-and-true spot. We’ll take two, please.

Be sure to stay tuned for next month’s installment, where we give our team’s answers for what their favorite drinks around South Lake Union are! It’s a busy neighborhood with bustling menus, so we’re sure to get a few inspired choices. Chime in on the comments or on social media to let us know what your favorites are that we absolutely HAVE to try. Cheers!

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