Thirsty Thursday Archives

Thirsty Thursday: TapHouse Kitchen’s Sweet Lily

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Everywhere you turn, restaurants are trying to show pumpkin-flavored everything into your pie holes. Even though that is one of our favorite things about autumn, we’ll happily take a break from our spiced squash at the bar for the Sweet Lily, a citrus and elderberry cocktail from TapHouse Kitchen at The Hilton Village — where… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Beer Cocktails for the Big Game

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Traditionally, Thirsty Thursday is all about cocktails at our favorite restaurants and bars in the Valley. To kickoff the NFL season, though, we’re going to add a little beer to the mix. Beer cocktails are increasingly making space on drink menus. It’s a great mixer, thanks to its carbonation, as well as its complicated flavor… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Boss Hog

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 2045 E. Camelback Road #A17, in Phoenix

Did you know Saturday, Aug. 30, is International Bacon Day? So, we know it’s a Saturday, but don’t hit “snooze” just yet — the Valley will be wafting with bacon bright and early! Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, in Phoenix gets pretty excited about bacon — all breakfast foods, really — and curated a bacon-inspired menu to… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Back to School Martinis

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This week, Arizona State University announced its freshman class broke its enrollment record — yes, again. Doesn’t it just make you want to put out a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils? For this week’s Thirsty Thursday, we’re toasting all the smarty-pants heading off to college for the first time. So, parents, stop obsessively refreshing your… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Kelly’s at SouthBridge Popsicles

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It must be Christmas in July! Kelly’s at SouthBridge has combined three of our favorite things: wine, Popsicles and fruit into a new delicious cocktail on its menu. The swanky pub’s cocktails — which feature a frozen Popsicle served in a glass of wine — comes in three flavors: cucumber melon, blueberry basil and watermelon… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Paul Martin’s Green & Blue

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Summer, like the other three seasons, is the perfect time to throw back a few cocktails with friends. However, we at Scottsdale Living prefer to keep summer drink choices light and refreshing to combat the sweaty birdbaths we’ve become on the walk from our cars to a restaurant’s entrance. This week, our favorite drink is… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: 3 Three-Digit Temperature Approved Cocktails

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Already sick of throwing back glassfuls of margarita mix at your pool parties this summer? Keep cool (and fresh) with three of our favorite three-digit-temperature-approved cocktails for this week’s Thirsty Thursday feature. Alcoholic Otter Pops As a kid, there was nothing more refreshing than grabbing an ice, cold Otter Pop to cool off after a… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: ‘Marvel’ous nerd juice

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Comicon San Diego is just around the corner, Phoenix! If you were lucky enough to snag tickets to the kind of event where Dothraki, Darth Vader and various incarnations of Doctor Who creep through the halls as one giant Pop Culture du Force, we suggest you celebrate the impending awesomeness with some Comicon-themed beverages, courtesy… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: RA Sushi Bombpop

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Oh, say can you see? There’s a patriotic cocktail just waiting to turn your Fourth of July weekend into the dawn’s early light. This week’s red, white and blue-themed Thirsty Thursday comes courtesy of RA Sushi Bar and Restaurant, which will make you one of these bombastic babies for $8. What you need: Bottle of… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: National Bourbon Day

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Being so far from the Southeast, Arizonans are as acclimated with America’s rich history with bourbon as they are with the sting of tequila. However, just for a day, we ask you to put down that margarita and consider the beautiful amber spirit that has been all but tattooed across Uncle Sam’s heart. About 95… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: SOL Cocina

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If you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, look no further than SOL Cocina. The restaurant’s food and drinks are inspired by traditional Baja cuisine and are simply delicious. Pair the carne asada tacos, xolo tacos, or ceviche with a fruity watermelon margarita (my favorite), a classic SOL Granda Casa Noble Reposado Margarita, or… Read More →

Thirsty Thursdays: Thirsty Lion

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Thirsty Lion in Tempe is a local favorite for happy hour, dining, parties, and watching sports. The menu expands from traditional bar food to include delectable appetizers, entrees, and cocktails. I tried two cocktails, each paired with a specific entrée, to create a delicious meal. The Blood Orange Cosmo was packed with a sweet, orange… Read More →

Thirsty Thursdays: Kelly’s at Southbridge

The 4th Amigo: a spicy and tart margarita served at Kelly's. Photo by Sara Parker.

Kelly’s restaurant in Oldtown Scottsdale is set within a block of small shops and restaurants. The first noticeable aspect of Kelly’s is the fun patio that wraps around the restaurant from front to back. Along with this fun atmosphere, Kelly’s serves fun and unique drinks. The Loose Goose Mojito is a spin on the traditional… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Grassroots Kitchen & Tap

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Scottsdale’s new restaurant, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap prides itself on its high quality food and drinks. Owner Christopher Collins explains that he only provides the best quality items to compliment his food while also promoting a social hour (rather than a happy hour) to get locals to be social in a comfortable environment. Collins says… Read More →