Beat the Heat: Five Sheffield summer tipples

Keep it chilled this month with some perfect summer supping options from Sheffield independents.

Lillet & Tonic
Barely even a cocktail but the beauty is in its simplicity: Lillet Rose Vermouth topped with Franklin & Sons Sicilian Tonic. It’s simple, refreshing and the perfect summer aperitivo which, as an added bonus, is available for just five pounds between 4-7pm, Monday to Friday at Public.
23-55 Surrey St, S1 2LG

Picture House Social
Make No Bones
One from Picture House’s current collaborative menu where they designed drinks for 16 local businesses, this one for their pals at Make No Bones. For everyone’s favourite purveyors of vegan delights, they used Japanese whisky with a homemade seaweed tonic and topped it with soda – a balance between sweet and umami and a showcase for how whisky, contrary to popular perception, can indeed be a summer spirit.
383 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1FS

Steam Yard
Touch the Sun & Tonic
A collaboration between Steam Yard and the cocktail connoisseurs at Public, this boozy caffeine kick features Sandows cold brew (single origin Brazilian coffee), tonic water, agave nectar, lime and fresh mint. Serve it over ice in a chilled glass and take a seat in the sun-bathed courtyard out front. Bish, bash, bosh.
Aberdeen Court, 95-101 Division St, S1 4GE

Gin Bar at Vintedge
Boe Violet Gin
There are not many finer things in life than an afternoon spent summertime gin drinking with yer pals – and the cosy Gin Bar at Vintedge has over 50 types of the spirit for you to browse through.
Perfect for the warmer days, the stylish Boe Violet gin provides light, floral notes of violet and lavender and a beautiful colour and aroma. Pick a tonic, throw in some summer fruits to garnish and you’re ready to go.
444 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1FR

Siren Craft Brewing – Affogato, 6.0% coffee and ice cream ale
This style-defying beer is their take on the classic Italian Affogato. Quarter Horse coffee deliberately over-roasted the Brazilian beans here to push intense coffee, chocolate and roasted notes through the beer.

Magic Rock Brewing – High Wire Grapefruit, 5.5% grapefruit pale ale
Magic Rock’s tribute to the pale ales of the West Coast, these beers are unapologetically hop-forward in character.

Cloudwater – DDH Pale Centennial Mosaic, 5.5% American pale ale
Hugely hop-forward APA made with two of the most flavourful hops to come from the States. Expect plenty of citrus fruity flavour followed by bitterness from the centennial.
146-148 Gibraltar St, S3 8UA

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