The time has come to wet your whistle this summer. Drinks around Jacksonville have been perfectly crafted to do just this. Before we get to my expertly-crafted recommendations, take a step back and think about how you should enjoy these.

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Ovinte

Kick off the workweek heels because Ovinte is the perfect happy hour hot spot. Monday through Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., enjoy various specials, but most importantly $18 bottles of champs, aka champagne. It’s a great place to unwind, play a couple rounds of bocce ball and listen to live music on the patio.

Blacksheep

Blacksheep

Blacksheep, located in Riverside, is the perfect date night, girls’ night, weekend drinking location. It’s not the place to go to call an Uber home from at night, but more of a classy drinking joint in which you can enjoy one of my personal favorite beverages, the Dusty Boot. Warning, this is a bourbon drink and not for the unprofessional drinkers.

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Ice Pant Bar

This drink isn’t just great because it’s named after one of the best movies of all-time, but also because it’s crafted by the genius drink masters at the Ice Pant Bar. Pulp Fiction is a very wolf-like drink that sort of makes you want to rob a diner in the middle of the day. Completely being serious, this drink is best enjoyed while overlooking the eclectic town of St. Augustine.

Ocean 60

Ocean 60

It’s important to take full advantage of ladies’ nights at Ocean 60. Every Wednesday, you can enjoy half-priced martinis like the iconic Salted Caramel and Chocolate Pretzel. If you like to enjoy liquid desserts, then this is exactly where you need to be.

Orsay

Orsay

Rated one of the best restaurants around, Orsay continually shocks Jacksonville with ever-popular drinks that make you want to recreate them at home — until you realize that you don’t possess a master mixologist skill set. The Corpse Reviver is an absolute must-try and with an absinthe rinse, you are sure to leave with a bit of a smile on your face.

No matter where you live, you have been challenged to get rolling over to these places in the next month to enjoy the best summertime drinks around North Florida!