Cocktails with fruity flavours, bright colours and fun glasses are the drinks of summer. We have created a list of delicious flavours from city centre bars that are a must-try this season.


The Meg Cocktail | Bellini Bar | Hilton Auckland, 147 Quay Street

Bellini Bar delivers breathtaking views of the waterfront and a great selection of drinks and food. If it’s a special occasion or you are just enjoying a night out with friends, come in and relax in luxury while sipping on a few cocktails. Our pick is The Meg Cocktail made with raspberry vodka, lychee, passionfruit and pineapple - summer flavours in one! 


Rosebud Cocktail | My Bar | 12 Durham Street East

My Bar offers the style and elegance of a contemporary lounge bar. It brings you delicious flavours and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Choose between their contemporary & modern and classics & old favourites menus, but don't miss trying the Rosebud cocktail, made with house infused vanilla vodka, passionfruit pulp, cranberry & pineapple juice and a squeeze of fresh lime.

The Brit cocktail

The Brit Berry Bramble | The Brit | 122 Quay Street 

Commanding a corner at the foot of the city centre, is The Brit, a relaxed English-style gastro-pub. For the ultimate post-work catch-up or pre-event drink, head to The Brit - their Berry Bramble, made with Pink Gin, Aperol, blueberry, lemon and mint is sure to quench your thirst. 


Tropical Itch Cocktail | Talulah Bar | 52 Tyler Street

Talulah Bar is the tropical paradise you need this summer and a prime spot to soak in twinkling sunset views across the harbour. If you find yourself at this little oasis in he heart of the city, give their Bikini Bottom cocktail ago, made from spiced rum, blue curaçao, pineapple, passionfruit and lime - it's a must-try!

Cocktail at The Fox

Jammie Dodger Cocktail | The Fox | 85/87 Customs Street West

The Fox is a charming London-inspired bar where you can enjoy watching sports events live or just come in to relax with a cocktail after a long day. They've called the Viaduct home for a number of years, but their recent renovations make The Fox feel like a brand new waterfront bar. Their drinks menu stands out with a great selection of British ales, gin and classic cocktails. This summer we recommend their Jammie Dodger cocktail - a delightful treat that blends the fruity, tropical flavours of lime and pineapple with the sweet, juicy taste of raspberry liqueur, cherry and vodka to mimic the taste of this beloved British biscuit.

Last updated: 07 December 2022