Tiana Kennell

Asheville Citizen Times

ASHEVILLE – Don’t let the summer heat get you down. Local restaurants and bars are serving spiritous pick-me-ups to help guests stay cool this season.

Lighter, refreshing drinks are what guests are thirsting for during the high-temperature months, said Liam Belle, bartender at The Odd.

“Typically, during winter, people will drink the heavier stuff such as bourbon,” Belle said. “Transitioning into warmer weather, I see a lot of people going toward gin and even rum, like mojito-style.”

The expert hands of Asheville’s beverage industry have followed suit and curated menus aimed to capture the eye and stimulate the taste buds.

Taste what’s in season this summer at five local watering holes:


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