SacTown Happy Hours Beat Summertime Heat

By Dawnie August 25, 2011

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy Hour Now!”

Bethany Heckman (Local Roots Food Tours Guide) takes us down Happy Hour Lane in Sacramento.

With the temperatures warm, it becomes obvious that Happy Hour in Sacramento is a summer staple. With restaurants offering fun summer cocktails, we’ve outlined 7 Local Hot Spots that are featuring fun and delicious new summertime drinks!!!

Cafeteria 15L

1116 15th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Monday- Friday 4pm-7pm

Cafeteria 15L features the “Cabo Cooler”: Cazadores Reposado and Apple Pucket, muddles with fresh strawberries and oranges and topped with fresh orange juice. Yum! If you aren’t much of a tequila drinker, try the “Loose Juice”: Hendricks gin, St. Germain, muddles with cucumber and lime, topped with soda water. It’s to die for. Cafeteria 15L also offers yummy bites to eat at an amazing price!

Ella Dining Room & Bar
1131 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Monday- Friday 3pm-7pm

Ella not only offers a beautiful area to sip the night away, the drinks are beautiful as well.
“The Georgia Porch” is perfect for summer sipping: Four Roses bourbon, crème de peche, Amaro Ciociaro, lemon, egg whites and a touch of cinnamon. Delicious. Or try the simple peach mojito, white rum, peach puree, mint and lime, keep in mind the house made peach puree is made with the freshest of summer crops!
With blueberries in season, the margarita that Ella offers is a delight. 100% Blue Agave Blanco tequila, Delta blueberries (keepin’ it local!), agave syrup, combier and lime! Cheers to you!

Tapa the World
2115 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-4353
Monday-Sunday 11:30-Midnight

Enjoying the outdoor patio Tapa the World offers is amazing. Just add these two cocktails and you have yourself an amazing evening. “The Caipirinha”: Aged Brazilian Cachaca muddled with TONS of fresh cubes of lemons and lime. After trying a Caipirinha, move on to the “Kasbahpolitan”: Level One vodka, fresh (and delicious!) pomegranate juice and cointreau. Ask them to muddle a fresh lemon in the glass before pouring and it adds an extra kick that makes all the difference! Add something off their tapas list and you have an amazing evening all ready to go.

MIX Downtown
1531 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sunday 6-2AM
Tuesday-Friday 4pm-7pm

With names like Passion Punch and Zen-tini you know MIX downtown is a hot spot for Happy Hour patrons. The “Forbidden Fruit” cocktail: Grey Goose La Poire (pear) vodka, Cointreau, muddled fresh strawberries and basil topped with fresh juice and a splash of soda… Is your mouth watering yet? How about “Fire & Ice”: Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Grand Melon, agave nectar, muddled fresh cucumber and jalepeno with fresh lime juice. Just think of what your tongue will do! What a great combination of cool and warm flavors! Stop by today and let your mouth have a summer vacation of its own.

1801 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: (916) 441-0303
Monday 3-6PM
Tuesday 3-6PM
Wednesday 3-6PM
Thursday 3-6PM
Friday 11-6PM

Nothing says summer like margaritas. At Zocalo, margaritas are their speciality. Try the “Corazon Puro”: 100% Blue Agave Blanco, Canton Ginger, fresh pomegranate juice, agave and fresh squeezed lime. Wow! If you’d like a little more fruit, try the “Zocolo Blackberry Margarita”: tequila, fresh blackberries, agave and fresh lime. If you can’t decide from their extremely large menu, Zocalo invites patrons to join them for a monthly Tequila Experience, featuring a different tequila distillery every month and complimentary appetizers. The tequila flight consists of three, 1 ounce pours. The even is held the first Monday of every month starting at 6pm. Interested? Give them a call and book today!