There’s nothing better than sipping on a refreshing summer cocktail on a hot day. From frozen margaritas and poptails, to tropical sours and slushies, we’ve rounded up 30 of Perth’s best cocktails that are guaranteed to hit the spot and put the chill back into your summer.
The Peach Pit
Pink Gin Slushie
There’s no better time to try a slushie cocktail than summer! It’s the perfect combination of a frosty drink, cocktail and dessert. Made with pink gin, watermelon and strawberries, this cocktail is the ultimate beachside drink.
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
This cocktail looks like it’s come straight out of the ocean. Served in a shell, the cocktail is designed to taste of the sea on a summer’s day, with peach bitters, yuzu juice, grapefruit and pineapple juice, aquavit, falernum and garnished with dill. You’ll want to Instagram this one.
35 Ewen St, Scarborough
City Beach’s Odyssea has managed to transform Australia’s beloved Pavlova into a cocktail and it looks incredible. This impressive cocktail is a blend of vanilla vodka, passionfruit, lemon, strawberry and cinnamon.
187 Challenger Parade, City Beach
The Mt Hawthorn restaurant serves popsicle cocktails in their Garden Bar. There are four flavours to choose from with each cocktail served with either a peachy popsicle, pomegranate and orange-blossom popsicle, a zesty lime popsicle or grapefruit and rosemary popsicle.
1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn
Hello Rooftop Bar at The Rechabite
What makes this cocktail so fresh? It’s the combination of Savage Apple rum, Aperol and Aquafaba, combined with fresh lime and passionfruit.
224 William St, Northbridge
There’s nothing better than a spritz by the pool! Strange Company may not have a pool, but they are serving their perfect summer spritz, made with tequila, pomegranate, elderflower and grapefruit soda.
5 Nairn St, Fremantle
Frosty Fruit Granita
You can expect all your favourite fruits in this yummy granita, made with passionfruit, pineapple, orange, Angostura bitters and Bacardi.
278 Marine Parade, Swanbourne
Republic of Fremantle
Get excited, this cocktail comes with a house made jube lolly. Served in a bottle (so you can share with your crew), this signature cocktail is a blend of vodka, Aperol, dry vermouth and house-made peach liqueur and strawberry syrup.
3 Pakenham St, Fremantle
Once A Paloma Time…
If summer was a cocktail, this would be it. It’s fresh, sweet and garnished with a piece of grapefruit that looks like a sunset. Made with Tequila Corazon, Adelaide Hills bitter orange, agave and lime.
28 Roe St, Northbridge
Bed Of Roses
Any cocktail that comes with a scoop of house rose sorbet gets a big tick of approval! Goody Two’s Bed Of Roses is made with Haku vodka, Aperol, mirin, lemon, grapefruit bitters, prosecco, rose petal sherbet and their house rose sorbet.
Basement/40 Irwin St, Perth (Corner Hay St & Irwin)
What’s a summer holiday without a tropical cocktail? This tropical inspired delight will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island, relaxing in the sun. Made with the perfect blend of vodka, Malibu, coconut and pineapple.
Level 1/140 William St, Perth
Frozen Watermelon Margarita
A good margarita is hard to pass, so beat the heat with this ice-cold margarita that boasts fresh watermelon juice, lime juice, Arette Blanco Tequila and agave.
400 South Terrace, South Fremantle
This city hot spot is serving daiquiris three ways; on tap, frozen and in a can. These delicious rum, sugar and lime cocktails are available on Sundays on The Verandah.
531 Wellington Street, Perth
Bib and Tucker
Thyme and Blackberry Collins
Celebrate summer with this Bib & Tucker tipple, it’s colourful and full of flavour, made with dry gin, lemon juice, soda, house made blackberry and thyme syrup.
18 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle
The Summer Palace
Garnishing is the key with this revitalising gin cocktail, that is a mix of cucumber, chilli, mint, grapefruit and soda.
State Buildings, Barrack St & St Georges Terrace, Perth
Scarborough Beach Bar
Scarborough’s beachside watering hole is serving your favourite summer icy pole as a cocktail. It’s a refreshing blend of passionfruit, orange and tequila.
Level 1/1 Manning St, Scarborough
Tonic & Ginger
Located inside The Old Synagogue, Tonic & Ginger is serving a Japanese inspired cocktail with cherry and blood orange gin, lime, cranberry and cherry blossom.
92 South Terrace, Fremantle
Island Market Trigg
For a fruity summer hit, try this pineapple cocktail that’s perfect for watching the sunset at Island Market Trigg. Expect Lillet Blanc paired with Carthusian Liqueur and vanilla, pineapple juice, almond, mint and citrus.
364 West Coast Dr, Trigg
Skip To Her!
We might be biased with this Perth Is OK collaboration cocktail with The Flour Factory, but Skip To Her tastes as good as it looks. Made with Six Seasons gin, Geraldton Wax, pineapple, lemon and whites.
16 Queen St, Perth
There are three flavours to choose from; Natural Lime, Mango and Ruby Grapefruit Seltzer. Why not add vodka or gin to make a Seltzer Spritz, which is served with fresh citrus and fruit.
888 Hay St, Perth
Sometimes less is more when it comes to cocktails and Petition’s summer must-have is the epitome of a refreshing cocktail. Expect tequila, Cointreau, lime and rosella.
State Buildings, St George Tce & Barrack St, Perth
This Ain’t No Alize Sour
Like your cocktail more on the sour side? Then head to Canteen for this grapefruit, lemon, egg white and Italian brandy combination. You won’t regret it.
110 Marine Parade, Cottesloe
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
Gin, Aperol, passionfruit, lemon and Prosecco come together for a simple and delicious cocktail that will freshen you right up.
Level 6/1 Silas St, East Fremantle
This intimate cocktail bar is known for serving some of the best cocktails in Fremantle. Their signature cocktail is a refined blend of West Wind sabre gin, elderflower liqueur and shiraz float.
The Old Synagogue, 92 South Terrace, Fremantle.
Add this cocktail to your drinking bucket list! Bursting with fresh pineapple, vanilla, lemon and Jameson Whiskey, it’s light with a sweet kick.
10 Telethon Ave, Perth
The Generous Squire
Pineapple & Jalapeño Margarita
If spicy margaritas are your jam, then this one is for you. This Margarita has not only Tequila, pineapple and lime in it, but a serious kick of jalapeño.
397 Murray St, Perth
The team at Cecchi’s have put their own spin on the classic pińa colada and it’s perfect for summer sipping! The Cecchi’s Colada is a blend of pineapple infused rum, Montenegro and coconut.
965 Beaufort St, Inglewood
The classic Aperol Spritz is taking a back seat for this French bitter-sweet aperitif. Made from red grapefruit, other botanicals and vintage prosecco from Dal Zotto Wines in the King Valley.
676 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley
From the garnish to the glass, this sour cocktail is perfection. Made with Malfy con Arancia gin, grapefruit and lemon juice, sugar syrup and of course, egg white.
72 Outram St, West Perth
It wouldn’t be summer without mangoes, which is why this cocktail from Tiny’s is a must. Mango and lemon are combined with Japanese whisky for a delicious tipple.
Enter via QV1 Plaza, Milligan St, Perth
Cover photo via Pogo in Mount Hawthorn