With its elegant origins, the St. Germain cocktail at Raku Sushi & Lounge evokes thoughts of St. Tropez.

A delicious drink is about a state of mind. A margarita in Venezuela is probably made with the same ingredients as a margarita in The Park, although the scenery is a bit different. At St. Louis Park Magazine, we know the best part of summer is taking time off.

One of the best parts of summer might very well be putting your feet up with an ice-cold beverage in hand. And lucky for us, there’s a plethora of local restaurants serving up everything from thirst-quenching margaritas to fruit-filled smoothies. Here are nine of our favorite picks. Bottoms up!