There’s nothing like sipping an ice cold cocktail to cool off during the hot summer months. At Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen in Myrtle Beach, crafting tasty cocktails is our specialty. We use a ‘Farm to Shaker’ approach, which allows us to mix in local ingredients that are fresh and in season. After a day spent splashing in the surf and lounging by the ocean, here is a list of our Top 3 Summer Cocktail specialties when you’re in search of something refreshing to sip on:

Lavender Field
Vodka, Lavender Syrup, Cranberry & Lime

Our Lavender Field cocktail is a crowd favorite! The ingredients of the cocktail meld together nicely, with the distinct floral fragrance and sweetness of the lavender syrup complimenting the tartness of the cranberry. Add a squeeze of citrusy lime juice and you’ve got the perfect cocktail to pair with any of our savory shared plates like the Shrimp & Grit Egg Roll or the Shrimp and Crab Dip.

Beam and Hops
Jim Beam Bourbon, IPA of the moment, Elderflower Liqueur, Lemon & Fresh Basil

Found on the cocktail menu under ‘Crisp & Boozy’, the Beam and Hops brings together a unique pairing of craft beer and bourbon. When these two collide – the smoothness of the bourbon taming the sharpness of the IPA – you’re in for a treat. To round out this duo, we mix in the floral notes of elderflower liqueur, zest of lemon and garnish with fresh basil. Sip this summer specialty with a Butcher Block Burger and you’ll feel like you’re at the best backyard barbecue.

HoneySuckle Mule
Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, Ginger Beer & Cucumber

The Honeysuckle Mule is our twist on the trendy Moscow Mule! Sipping on this tasty drink might have you reminiscing of summers past – pulling the sweet nectar from the honeysuckles growing right in your own backyard. To create this cocktail we use Ginger Beer we keep on tap that’s locally crafted by our friends at Cannonborough Beverage Company in Charleston. The crispness of the ginger beer blends perfectly with the sweetness of the honeysuckle vodka to produce a refreshing cocktail that’s sure to enhance any summer night.

If you’re ready to make this summer the bee’s knees, then come by Strong Waters Bar, the only speakeasy in Myrtle Beach, and order one of these refreshing summertime cocktails for yourself!