Some days are just longer than others. If you’re looking for a libation to enjoy while relaxing with a friend once the clock hits 5 p.m., check out our roundup of five local cocktails that should be next on your list to try.
This martini is love at first sip. It’s red in color and includes Malibu rum, Peach Schnapps, cranberry juice, and fresh strawberries floating about.
The Melting Pot, 611 Doug Baker Boulevard, Suite #201
This margarita is like no other. Served in a low ball on the rocks with a lime wedge and a generous helping of salt on the rim, this margarita is lime green in color. It also includes Corralejo (reposado), Cointreau, fresh lime, and cilantro.
Dram Whiskey Bar, 2721 Cahaba Road in Mountain Brook
Lovely, deep layers of Bulleit Rye, Domain de Canton Ginger Liqueur, lemon, and maple make a marvelous mix. It is garnished with fresh rosemary, which lends its aromas but does not flavor the cocktail.
Gallery Bar 1930, 1930 Cahaba Road in Mountain Brook
Enjoy layers of color from a red bottom, golden center, and purple top by layering lime and grenadine, ice, range and pineapple juices, and then floating brandy, which acts as a separator, with red wine on the top.
Jackson’s Bar and Bistro, 1831 28th Avenue South in Homewood
This punch is rose in color, served in a Ball jar, and garnished with fresh rosemary. This drink includes Alabama Moonshine and Still Crossroads and boasts layers of deep, rich flavors, making it the favorite of the mix and well worth a trip to JT’s.
JT’s Lounge is located inside the Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort and Spa.