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Soak Up Summer With Cool Cocktails At Southport's Artisan

The Sashito! cocktail at bartaco, served in Stamford and Westport,
The Sashito! cocktail at bartaco, served in Stamford and Westport, Photo Credit: Alea Moore
Breaking and Entering cocktail at Artisan in Southport.
Breaking and Entering cocktail at Artisan in Southport. Photo Credit: Submitted
Espolon Breeze from Char in Greenwich.
Espolon Breeze from Char in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Submitted

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Summer means long weekends and alfresco meals, so why not enjoy them with a breezy, refreshing cocktail?

We've rounded up a few served in Fairfield County, but feel free to add your own favorites in our comments area below.

Sashito! bartaco , Stamford and Westport: Like watermelon? Then you'll enjoy this cocktail which features the chopped fruit along with simple syrup, Campari, Combier, lemon juice and three dashes of Angostura. Sip Summer: 222 Summer St., Stamford, (203) 323-8226; 20 Wilton Rd., Westport, (203) 222-8226

Breaking & Entering, Artisan, Southport : All cocktails at Artisan feature a little something fresh from their garden, offering you -- literally -- a taste of the season. This libation is a play on a New York sour and includes St. George B&E bourbon, lemon juice, thyme infused simple syrup, dry red wine and homegrown thyme sprigs for garnish. Sip Summer: 275 Old Post Rd., (203) 307-4222,

Espolon Breeze, Char , Greenwich: Add some spice to your summer with this tequila cocktail, a combination of jalapeño infused syrup mixed with a pineapple puree and fresh lime juice. It's shaken and strained into a rocks glass full of ice and garnished with candied jalapeño. Sip Summer: 2 S. Water St., (203) 900-1100.

Cucumber Moscow Mule, Lugano , Old Greenwich: Belvedere vodka, cucumber, lime, agave and ginger beer make for a winning combination that goes down easy on a hot day. Sip Summer: 1392 E Putnam Ave., (203) 990-0955.

White Negroni, Match , Norwalk: This restaurant is all about mixing interesting flavors and that extends to its wide cocktail list. Among the winners: the White Negroni with Greenhook Old Tom Gin, Cocchi Americano, Suze Liqueur, and Peychauds Bitters for a fun taste sensation sure to keep you in a summer mood. Sip Summer: 98 Washington St., (203) 852-1088.

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