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Where to drink the summer away.
Where to drink the summer away.
Joy Summers

13 Refreshing Cocktails for Under $10

Fancy cocktails without the hefty price tag.

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Where to drink the summer away.
| Joy Summers

The words "craft cocktails" are usually code for "takes too long" and "really expensive." Not so with this collection. These drinks are beautifully, creatively created and simply delicious, all without the hefty price tag. These are all locations where we can spend the summer friends, instead of sitting home worrying about saving pennies. From ice cream blends to deep, dark aged concoctions to a drink named Phil Collins, we have all your budget drinking needs covered.

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Cafe & Bar Lurcat

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Lurcat’s Spice Market cocktail plays with your palate by offering up tart and fresh fruit juices paired with a spicy splash of Tabasco ($10). [Photo Courtesy Café & Bar Lurcat’s Facebook]

Eat Street Social

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The effortless cool and supremely comfortable bar seats make this spot a perennial cocktail favorite. Dip into whatever the daily punch selection is at only $6. This is also an excellent spot to grab a mocktail that goes way above and beyond the old Shirley Temple.
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We've loved this bar from day one and with every menu evolution, there are new reasons to grab a seat underneath that familiar quote from the Replacements. Sip the deliciously adult Old Square for $9, a heady mix of rye, brandy, bonal and velvet falernum.
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Hola Arepa

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The interior feels like a year round summer vacation and the bar menu drinks like it as well. All the cocktails are Try the seasonal horchata- rum, ginger syrup, spiced horchata (sweet rice-based drink often flavored with cinnamon and vanilla), and spice bag bitters.
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Icehouse

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Popular for brunch and bloody Marys, try something different next time you get the group together with the Skinny Love cocktail – a mimosa with fresh honeydew juice, green chartreuse and cava. Simply sweet and only $9. [Photo courtesy Icehouse Facebook Page]

Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar

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There's a reason there are a bunch of cars inside this Richfield strip mall parking lot. Inside the unassuming exterior is one of the best cocktail rooms in town along with a seriously fun kitchen churning out delicious goodies. All the seasonal cocktails are $9.
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Meritage

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This restaurant might be known for the fantastic French fare, but don't forget that this is also one of the top bar games in the city. All the champagne cocktails are just $10 and pair beautifully with your moules frites.
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Monello

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Open at the Hotel Ivy, Monello makes their own limoncello blending meyer and eureka lemons with neutral grain spirit and a hint of sugar. After it ages for 60 days, you can grab a glass of this traditional Italian liquor for just $8. Plus, it boasts one of the best under-the-radar patios in downtown Minneapolis.
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Nightingale

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Eight dollars will get you any of the signature cocktails and it's worth taking some time to explore this list. The staff is incredibly friendly and the classic cocktails, like the aviation, are perfectly executed.

The Lowry

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Hip and happening, you may think your friends took you here for the jalapeno cheese curds with blueberry ketchup, but you’ll soon realize it was all for the $9 cocktails. Try the Last Word made with Vikre Boreal spruce gin, green chartreuse, luxardo maraschino liqueur, lime juice and bitters.

Tattersall Distilling

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The space is beautiful and when the garage doors are rolled up and a food truck is humming outside, there is no place better to be on a warm summer night. Start your good time off with a Phil Collins, Tattersall's singular aquavit meets simple syrup, mint and a splash of soda for just $8. (Just watch the hours, they aren't open early in the week.)
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Saint Dinette

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All the cocktails on the menu inside this Lowertown hot spot are just $10. So, now you're only choice is whether to go light and refreshing with the cava topped Aurora mixed with aperol, lemon and oleo saccharum or dark and edgy with the Canadian Cold press made with bourbon, luxardo amaro, maple, and house-made cold press.
Joy Summers

Hi-Lo Diner

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This diner feels like a slice of nostalgia brought to life and garnished with whipped cream and a cherry. Which, actually, is how some of the adult ice cream beverages are served. The drinks are modern by way of Grandpa's bar set up and endlessly fun to sip. All of the ice cream cocktails are $10.

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Cafe & Bar Lurcat

Lurcat’s Spice Market cocktail plays with your palate by offering up tart and fresh fruit juices paired with a spicy splash of Tabasco ($10). [Photo Courtesy Café & Bar Lurcat’s Facebook]

Eat Street Social

Katie Cannon
The effortless cool and supremely comfortable bar seats make this spot a perennial cocktail favorite. Dip into whatever the daily punch selection is at only $6. This is also an excellent spot to grab a mocktail that goes way above and beyond the old Shirley Temple.
Katie Cannon

Heyday

Joy Summers
We've loved this bar from day one and with every menu evolution, there are new reasons to grab a seat underneath that familiar quote from the Replacements. Sip the deliciously adult Old Square for $9, a heady mix of rye, brandy, bonal and velvet falernum.
Joy Summers

Hola Arepa

Joy Summers
The interior feels like a year round summer vacation and the bar menu drinks like it as well. All the cocktails are Try the seasonal horchata- rum, ginger syrup, spiced horchata (sweet rice-based drink often flavored with cinnamon and vanilla), and spice bag bitters.
Joy Summers

Icehouse

Popular for brunch and bloody Marys, try something different next time you get the group together with the Skinny Love cocktail – a mimosa with fresh honeydew juice, green chartreuse and cava. Simply sweet and only $9. [Photo courtesy Icehouse Facebook Page]

Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar

Joy Summers
There's a reason there are a bunch of cars inside this Richfield strip mall parking lot. Inside the unassuming exterior is one of the best cocktail rooms in town along with a seriously fun kitchen churning out delicious goodies. All the seasonal cocktails are $9.
Joy Summers

Meritage

Joy Summers
This restaurant might be known for the fantastic French fare, but don't forget that this is also one of the top bar games in the city. All the champagne cocktails are just $10 and pair beautifully with your moules frites.
Joy Summers

Monello

Monello
Open at the Hotel Ivy, Monello makes their own limoncello blending meyer and eureka lemons with neutral grain spirit and a hint of sugar. After it ages for 60 days, you can grab a glass of this traditional Italian liquor for just $8. Plus, it boasts one of the best under-the-radar patios in downtown Minneapolis.
Monello

Nightingale

Eight dollars will get you any of the signature cocktails and it's worth taking some time to explore this list. The staff is incredibly friendly and the classic cocktails, like the aviation, are perfectly executed.

The Lowry

Hip and happening, you may think your friends took you here for the jalapeno cheese curds with blueberry ketchup, but you’ll soon realize it was all for the $9 cocktails. Try the Last Word made with Vikre Boreal spruce gin, green chartreuse, luxardo maraschino liqueur, lime juice and bitters.

Tattersall Distilling

Joy Summers
The space is beautiful and when the garage doors are rolled up and a food truck is humming outside, there is no place better to be on a warm summer night. Start your good time off with a Phil Collins, Tattersall's singular aquavit meets simple syrup, mint and a splash of soda for just $8. (Just watch the hours, they aren't open early in the week.)
Joy Summers

Saint Dinette

Joy Summers
All the cocktails on the menu inside this Lowertown hot spot are just $10. So, now you're only choice is whether to go light and refreshing with the cava topped Aurora mixed with aperol, lemon and oleo saccharum or dark and edgy with the Canadian Cold press made with bourbon, luxardo amaro, maple, and house-made cold press.
Joy Summers

Hi-Lo Diner

This diner feels like a slice of nostalgia brought to life and garnished with whipped cream and a cherry. Which, actually, is how some of the adult ice cream beverages are served. The drinks are modern by way of Grandpa's bar set up and endlessly fun to sip. All of the ice cream cocktails are $10.

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