5 to Try: Summer Drinks

Fun, cool cocktails for the hottest season of the year.

Updated: July 23, 2004

5 to Try

Blue Martini

116 N West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Try one of this swanky spot's confectionery martinis including the Banana Split, the Chocolate Mint Kiss or the Key Lime Pie.

Carolina Ale House

2240 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27513

With more than 50 beers to choose from consisting of 30 draft selections and 38 bottled selections, this hangout is a haven for sports fans.

Oliver Twist

8111-137 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

Stop by the romantic tapas restaurant for more than 20 signature martinis including the Frappatini, Sangria Tini or Apple Cidertini.

Aries Lounge

400 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Sip on a selection of notable cocktails including Angel's Halo or Tarheel Tonic at the downtown Raleigh lounge that features plush seating, soft lighting and a red-hot setting.

More Spots for Summer Drinks

Flying Saucer

328 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27601

White Collar Crime

319 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601