Looking for a refreshing summer drink? There are plenty of options when it comes to tasting unique seasonal beverages. You’ll be feeling pretty thirsty after looking at all these drinks. Might as well try them all! Here’s some of the best in the Burgh.

Wigle Whiskey

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Get your summer night started with the twilight in the park dutch-style gin, featuring Pratt Standard’s rosemary grapefruit made with organic fair-trade ingredients, balanced out with fresh lime juice and organic bitters. Place an order Wednesday through Sunday for takeout. Park in the private lot, call, and they’ll bring the order right out to your car. Wigle is open for indoor and outdoor dining in the Strip!

Maggie’s Farm Rum

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One of America’s most awarded rum distilleries features the awesome summer drink, Mai Tai, which has been added to the takeout menu. Enjoy the dark and white rums, fresh-squeezed lime, house-made curacao, orgeat (almond syrup), and mint garnish. Maggie’s has cocktails to go Thursday-Sunday, curbside pickup for online orders and bottles! Your night is set!

Kingfly Spirits

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The famous Painkiller is all about summer refreshment–white rum with pineapple, orange and lime juice, coconut cream. Now that hits the spot! This is available for local pickup only. Kingfly has courtyard outdoor seating on Friday and Saturday.

Pittsburgh Winery

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It doesn’t feel like summer until you’ve had Pittsburgh Winery’s sangria–such a great summer drink! They are open for outdoor seating, and yes, dogs are allowed! You can also try curbside pickups, home delivery, and shipping options. Sangria rules!

Grist House

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Kick back with some Arnold Shaman cans, which is refreshingly tart with delightful notes of peach–the unmistakable flavor and aroma of unsweetened iced tea blend perfectly in this fresh summer sipper. Grist is open for online and walk-up to-go orders. Sounds like a plan!   

East End Brewing

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The Arlington Heights is a fun and unique brew. Enjoy the refreshing pine and orange notes of spruce. They say you’ll drink like a viking thanks to the Kveik yeast! Available for curbside pickup at East End and Saturday home delivery.

Southern Tier Brewing

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The Experimental Hazy IPA just hit Southern Tier’s taps! The drink is 6.5% ABV, with lots of late addition hops giving this juicy IPA a smooth mouthfeel and a crispy hoppy finish. Table service only, no bar seating. All tabs must include food items, indoor dining 25% capacity. Let’s experiment!

Hitchhiker Brewing Co.

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The Whole Punch Peach Cobbler is such a cool drink. The milkshake IPA series is filled with peach cobbler and brewed with milk sugar while conditioned on peaches, graham cracker and vanilla. Available online! Hitchhiker Brewing is located in Mt. Lebanon, 5 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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