Cool off with Fish Lane’s summer sips

‘Tis the season to be jolly, eat your weight in turkey, and single-handedly fund the sunscreen industry. If you’re looking for ways to escape the heat, chill out in Fish Lane with our favourite summer sips.

Fish Lane newcomer Next Episode may have just opened, but it’s already making quite the splash with hip-hop inspired drinks to keep you cooler than Ice Cube. Take a shot at the Biggies Baby Baby with 42 Below vodka, Monin bubblegum, De Kuyper Maraschino and fairy floss, or for something more traditional, get ginspired with the refreshing Hendricks Lamar.

Shake it up at Maker, the hole-in-the-wall hotspot serving everything from whisky with honeycomb to gin and banana cocktails. They’ll make almost anything you can dream up, but we recommend the vodka, strawberry, grapefruit and basil cocktail to get you in the summer spirit.

Chu The Phat is our go-to for duck buns, but their cocktail list is just as impressive. Offering fruity concoctions such as the Guava & Ginger Ninja with guava juice, ginger beer and vodka, and the Sesame & Coconut Daquiri with white rum and coconut rum, they’ve got you covered.

Served in glass bottles, Ol’ School’s classic cocktails are unbeatable; and best served with a side of fish and chips. We’re tossing up between the Negroni or the aromatic gin & tonic.

Don’t whine about the weather, wine about it! La Lune’s selection of wine is second to none, and the Rameau d’Or Rosé is our personal fave.

What better way to escape the heat than with a few rounds of pinball paired with local brews at Saccharomyces? With regularly rotating tapped beers like the Toasted Maple Stout and other beers from boutique breweries, there’s no better place to chill out.

While we’re always up for a tipple or two, Kiss The Berry has some seriously good acai smoothies that’ll keep you in high spirits during the day; complete with everything from the Minty Fresh with raspberries, strawberries and mint, to the Choc Mousse with banana, avocado, cacao, and almond milk.

Craving something sweeter? Head straight to Gelato Messina for a milkshake made with your choice of premium gelato. We’re looking at you, vanilla malt gelato with brownies. And pistachio praline. And… everything.

We’ll drink to that.

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