Bar61’s cocktail menu has us feeling summer-ready and refreshed.

We are all looking forward to sunnier days ahead, both literally and figuratively. And, as Lakeland continues to take steps towards reopening the economy, restaurants are not losing sight of Florida’s favorite time of year: summer.

Emerson Bamaca, owner and mixologist of Bar61 (located inside Nineteen61) has curated the perfect summer cocktail list to get us summer-ready. Here are a few of our favorites.

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El Dorado
Nucano Mezcal Joven, Grapefruit Bitters, German Chamomile Flower, Agave Nectar, Lime, Black Hawaiian Salt, Tajin, Ruby Red Grapefruit

La Chulita
Sevilla Gin, French Raspberry Liqueur, Orgeat Almond Syrup, Lime, Fee Foam, Raspberries, Cranberry Bitters

Samba Caipirinha
Leblon Cachaca Rum, Strawberry Puree, Lime Wedges, Trozitos de Azucar

Lychee Infused with Pisco Quebranta, Hibiscus and Cherry Liqueur Syrup, Agua de Lychee, Lime, Fee Foam, Chocolate Bitters

Don Mojito
Cruzan Rum, Guava Puree, Agua De Azucar, Lime, Mint, Cava

No Mas Passion Margarita
Tequila Blanco, Passion Fruit, Agave Nectar, Lime, Tajin

Old World Old Fashioned
Maestro Humito Tequila, Maple Syrup, Creme de Banana Liqueur, Romana Sambuca, Angostura Bitters