Summer Guide

Summer-Sized Sippers

Nothing says “summer” like a huge, fruity cocktail


When it gets warm, the only things we want are sunshine and cocktails. Lucky for us Rhode Island has many places to imbibe outdoors and take in some rays – one glass at a time. Here are four particularly festive recommendations that will help you toast to the season.

Goombay Smash
At Ballard’s Inn on Block Island, you can enjoy any one of their fine cocktails in an Insta-worthy real pineapple, all while keeping your toes in the sand. We recommend the signature Goombay Smash, a tantalizing mix of coconut rum, banana liqueur, and fruit juices that scream summer. Stop by one of their beachfront tiki bars and grab a seat to enjoy the full Island experience. Block Island

Blue Hawaii
Blue Hawaii is not only the name of a classic Elvis movie; it’s also the name of a delicious ocean-hued cocktail at Ogie’s Trailer Park in Providence. Out on Ogie’s patio, where the trailers are hitched up ‘round the firepit, you can also find a small tiki bar that mixes up these tropical concoctions during the summer months. This nostalgic classic is made with rum, vodka, pineapple, sweet and sour, and blue curacao. It’s a tasty combo that won’t make you feel like you ate a whole bag of sugar. I mean, no judgement here… what would Elvis do? Providence

Strawberry Basil Chi Chi
If you’re looking for a refreshing selection, head to George’s of Galilee. There you’ll find the Strawberry Basil Chi Chi, which was selected by the Food Network as the highlight beverage from one of its “Top Places to Eat.” The Chi Chi is made with local ingredients, perfect for sipping while soaking up the beautiful fishing village view. It features Wakefield’s own Sons of Liberty Spirits’ Loyal 9 vodka alongside piña colada and strawberry purees, and is topped with a basil leaf. Cheers! Narragansett

The Shark Attack
Along the quaint family-friendly shores of Misquamicut lies a deadly creature: the Shark Attack. Paddy’s Beach Club goes for the whole fishbowl of booze, giving you more bang for your buck. You can drown yourself in the sweet tastes of coconut rum, fruit juices, and two sharks filled with a “Paddy Wagon” shot in each order. With that much to offer, this may be the only attack we recommend sharing with a friend. Westerly