Most people think that August signals the end of summer – unless you live in Arizona.  With the hot summer temperatures here to stay for at least another month or two, what better way to cool down than to kick back with an ice-cold drink?
From fruit-infused cocktails to flavorful spritzers, Valley restaurants have you covered with light, summer-inspired beverages to not only to quench your thirst but please your palate. Even better, some places like Sapporo Scottsdale have paired their seasonal sips with some sizzling summer deals! From now until Labor Day, Sapporo is offering all day, every day happy hour on their signature cocktails, including:

For the tequila lover

Feeling adventurous? Sapporo’s Kicken’ Palomarita made with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit, lime juice, jalapeno infused agave nectar, and Aperol is the perfect go-to cocktail after a long day.

StrawberryBasilMartiniGet fancy with fruit

If you’re looking for fun summer fruit- infused drinks, look no further than the Strawberry Blossom Martini. A creative mixture of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, St. Germaine, lemonade, strawberry puree, and Kenwood Yulupa Brut makes for a refreshing way to get part of your daily fruit serving.

Herbal Infusion

For the herb lover there is the Lavender Gin Martini made with Hendricks’ Gin, Averna Amaro, lavender infused agave nectar, pomegranate juice.

Beat the heat with Bourbon

Looking for a fruity cocktail without the frill? Try the Ginger Bourbon Lemonade. It’s a summery take on bourbon with a perfect mixture of  Citrus Infused Woodford Reserve, sour mix, simple syrup, Triple Sec/O3 Liquor, Sprite, lemon wheels and a touch of ginger.

cucumber sageCool with cucumber

Cucumbers are having a moment. Perfectly cool and crisp to enjoy during summertime, the Cucumber Sage Martini is a fresh combination of Hendricks’ Gin, cucumber slices, sage leaves, lemon juice and simple syrup.

For the calorie counter

kinnyPineappleMojito_01Sapporo offers a delicious summertime cocktail that won’t ruin your bikini body! Try the Skinny Pineapple Mojito, a combination of Little Black Dress Pineapple Vodka, lime squeeze, mint leaves, simple syrup – 100 percent flavorful for only 100 calories!

It’s not summer without sangria

Try this summery take on sangria: a Basil Mango Sangria – Sycamore Lane Chardonnay, Svedka Vodka, Brandy, DeKuyper Peach Schnapps, fresh pineapple puree, fresh mango puree and basil syrup.
In addition to Sapporo’s Liquid Market Menu, guests can enjoy a variety of food discounts from the all day, every day happy hour menu which includes appetizers, signature rolls and rice bowls. For more information, visit
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