Las Vegas Summer Cocktails

With the still rising temperatures yet to come, restaurants and bars around town are offering refreshing summer cocktails that are sure to help you cool off.

Our triple-digit temperatures have most people running for an air conditioner and a cool drink during the dog days of summer. If it’s the latter you are looking for, you are in luck. Las Vegas mixologists mesmerize the city with a wealth of cocktails, from classic mixers to fruity or slushy libations. Check out these exclusive summer specials!

Stadia Bar

Elevate your summer cocktail experience at Stadia Bar located inside Caesars Palace. Just over a couple of months old, it is a new sport-watching destination with multiple HD screens and sports-inspired details in its design. Its cocktail menu features athlete-and-celebrity-owned spirits brands, including Termana Tequila by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Cincoro Tequila by basketball legend Michael Jordan. Guests can order Old Fashioned cocktails by the barrel, which is brought directly to their tables. Food items are also available via mobile order, and the destination also features a highball cart where guests can create a customized cocktail. 

Cocktail Cart at Stadia Bar Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Cocktail Cart at Stadia Bar (Courtesy Caesars Entertainment)

Casbar Lounge

A fruity beverage on a summer day is perfect. Make it the boozy version, and it is total bliss. At CASBAR Lounge at SAHARA Las Vegas, three refreshing new cocktails will help you fight off the summer heat. The Mid-Summer Mule brings a fresh twist on the classic Mule with a mix of Botanist Gin, peach liqueur, and blueberry puree. The Tropical Margarita combines Cazadores Reposado Tequila, melon liqueur and guava syrup, while the berry delicious Raspberry Delight is a rum-based cocktail with raspberry puree. Each is available for $13. 

Raspberry Delight at Casbar Lounge Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Raspberry Delight at Casbar Lounge (Courtesy SAHARA Las Vegas)

Topgolf Las Vegas

Tee off, then cool off with Topgolf’s new limited-time cocktails. The fruit ensemble of cocktails includes the Frozen Spiked Lemonade, Watermelon Marg, Cranberry Desert Pear Marg, Blood Orange Bourbon Mule and Pineapple Punch. If golf isn’t your thing, grab your fruity cocktail and hang out by the Hideaway Pool and enjoy the gorgeous view of the Las Vegas Strip. 

Summer Special Cocktails Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Summer Special Cocktails (Courtesy Topgolf Las Vegas)

North Italia

There is no need ever to have the Monday blues. It’s an all-day happy hour every Monday at North Italia through September 6. Plus, the restaurant has 12 new summer cocktails, including the Fig-Et About, which features Bottega Bacur gin, Nonino L’apertivo, fig shrub, fresh lemon and prosecco. The cocktail is $10 during happy hour. Pair any of the cocktails with the North Italia Chef’s Board, and you have a winning combination. 

Fig-Et About It Cocktail at North Italia Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Fig-Et About It Cocktail (Courtesy North Italia)

Virgil’s Real BBQ

Imagine a tropical island in a glass—this is what you get when you order the Big Pineapple Island at Virgil’s Real BBQ. The picture-perfect cocktail is served in a pineapple and topped with a fruit and shrimp skewer. Combined in the cocktail are pineapple, Bacardi Mango rum, Bacardi Pineapple rum, Grand Marnier, pineapple juice, mango juice, lime juice and agave. Virgil’s is located at the LINQ Promenade. 

Big Pineapple Island at Virgil's Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Big Pineapple Island at Virgil's Real BBQ (Alicart Restaurant Group)

Smith & Wollensky

If you are looking for a classic, bubbly cocktail to help you beat the heat, Smith & Wollensky has precisely what you need. Located at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Las Vegas, the refreshing Aperol Spritz is guaranteed to quench your thirst. It is a mixture of Aperol, LaLuca prosecco and club soda creating the perfect concoction to help you cool down from the Vegas heat. The Aperol Spritz is $17. 

Aperol Spritz at Smith & Wollensky Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Aperol Spritz (Courtesy Smith & Wollensky)


For those of you who love tequila, there is no reason to drink it with merely lime and a salt rim. Grab the La Medicina cocktail at CHICA inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Las Vegas. This cocktail features Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila, 400 Conejos Mezcal, ginger honey and lemon. It’s a refreshing, citrus-flavored drink and perfect for your summertime happy hour. La Medicina is $21. 

La Medicina Cocktail at CHICA Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
La Medicina Cocktail at CHICA (Courtesy 50 Eggs Hospitality Group)


Enjoy the flavors of the tempting summer cocktail at SushiSamba located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Las Vegas. The Chucumber is a blend of shochu, maraschino liqueur, plum sake and plum bitters shaken with fresh cucumber and lime juice. The result is a refreshing cocktail served martini style. The Chucumber is $15. 

The Chucumber at SushiSamba Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
The Chucumber (Courtesy SushiSamba)

The X Pot

Enjoy this unique twist on the Mai Tai from The X Pot. The Chai Tai cocktail combines Plantation pineapple rum, Leverger liqueur, chai nectar, coconut syrup, pineapple juice and fresh lemon juice, giving this classic drink a refreshing twist. The X Pot is located at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Las Vegas. The Chai Tai is available for $17. 

Chai Tai Cocktail at The X-Pot Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Chai Tai Cocktail (Courtesy The X Pot)

Carmine’s Las Vegas

Gather your happy hour crew; Carmine’s Las Vegas has a frozen cocktail! The frozen mango margarita is a delightful, frozen blend of tequila blanco, prosecco and mango purée. The Very Berry Breezy Lemonade mixes raspberry vodka with Monin Wildberry Fruit Purée. The True Blue will truly delight with a blend of Blue Curacao, Patron tequila and pineapple juice. These three cocktails are $14 each. Carmine’s is located at the Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace.

True Blue Cocktail at Carmine's Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
True Blue Cocktail (Alicart Restaurant Group)