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5 cocktails for the summer

5 cocktails for the summer
Written by David

Are cocktails your thing? Are you tired of sangría and beer? ShBarcelona offers you the top 5 refreshing cocktails in the city and some ideas where you may enjoy them.

1. Gin tonic

cocktails2Gintonic is still the trendy drink all year round. There are so many varieties and combinations possible as gins and tonics in the market. You can drink a good gintonic in lots of places in Barcelona, some bars specialise in this famous cocktail and even have a gintonic trolley. You can try a gin tonic in a nice terrace in a pedestrian street in Eixample like Enric Granados, or in  a rambla like Rambla Raval or la Rambla del Poblenou. You can also enjoy it in a terrace hotel bar, in a chiringuito at the beach or at a bar at night in a hipster street like Joaquim Costa, or at a specialised cocktail bar, like the deliciously retro Balius, in Poblenou.

Prices may vary not only because of the quality of the gin,  the place is also a factor, but  the average price is usually from 5 to 10€ (or even more).

2.  Frozen Margarita

You can enjoy Margaritas, the famous cocktail with salt on the rim of the glass,  in lots of places in cocktails3Barcelona. But even a better alternative for the summer is the frozen Margarita, refreshing and delicious, a combination of Margarita and granizado. A good place for frozen Margaritas is El Último Agave, a Mexican restaurant in the centre, where you can try this fantastic cocktail for 4€, or if you become addicted to it (which can easily be the case) even order a jug! They also have an unbeatable summer deal: on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, the frozen Margaritas are 2€ and tacos 1€.

Related article: The Merbeyé, the most authentic cocktail bar in Barcelona

3. Daiquiri

The daiquiri is another classic cocktail that is always a good option for the summer. Lemon or strawberry, again, you decide where to take it. It’s more a night cocktail, but everything is allowed in summer, so why not having one at the beach or on a hotel terrace? If you still prefer the night and want to wander around Raval, in Rabipelao (Riera Alta Street, 50) they serve excellent strawberry Daiquiris, or you can also try Zelig (Carme Street 116), with a small terrace and always a good atmosphere at night.

4. Mimosa

In the Catalan version of the Mimosa cocktail we mix cava and orange juice. It’s refreshing and tasty, ideal to have with your brunch, although you can have it anytime. What? You still don’t know places to have a good brunch in Barcelona?

cocktails5. Mojito

Mojitos are not so trendy anymore but they’ve become  a classic. Served everywhere in the city, at different prices and qualities, it seems that the beach is the best location for a Mojito. Try the lively Chiringuitos in Mar Bella for lots of action or El Calamar, offering live music, DJ sessions, and other activities every night at the beach of El Prat de Llobregat.

About the author


David is an English teacher and a part-time writer.

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