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The Valley’s Most Unique Cocktails

Skip the vodka tonics and try one of these inventive and Instagram-able cocktails around the Valley.

Lights Out Mimosa – Hash Kitchen

They may be known for their over-the-top bloody mary’s, but this mimosa just might steal the show. The quirky drink is made with strawberry boba, strawberry puree, strawberry shortcake and bubbly prosecco, all served inside a giant lightbulb glass and topped with a dollop of cotton candy and a pinwheel. hashkitchen.com

Photo: Hula’s Modern Tiki

Scorpion Bowl – Hula’s Modern Tiki

Light your night on fire with this punch bowl featuring a mix of light and dark rums plus brandy and balanced out with pineapple, lemon and cranberry juices and topped with a flaming float of overproof 151 rum. Gather your daring friends — this fiery concoction serves two to four people. hulasmoderntiki.com

Daiquiri Deconstruction – Omni Montelucia’s Mbar

Experience a new twist on a daiquiri with the deconstructed version served at Mbar. The fresh drink is made with Flor de Caña white rum, lemon and egg white, for a creamy finish sans all the sugar of the traditional drink. omnimontelucia.com

Affumicato Aqua Vita Cocktail – MATCH Restaurant & Lounge

Keep things smoky with this cocktail that’s highlighted by a house-smoked glass using applewood. Sip up a combo of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Blackstrap Molasses, simple syrup and chocolate bitters, all with a smoky hint of applewood. matchphx.com

Photo: Hula’s Modern Tiki

Pele’s Punch – Hula’s Modern Tiki

According to Hula’s owner M. Dana Mule, this unique cocktails is “a tribute to the Hawaiian Goddess of fire, lightning, wind and the creator of the Islands.” The spicy creation is made with Don Q Cristal white rum, Skipper dark rum, Velvet falernum, X-Rated Fusion liqueur, pineapple juice and Firewater bitters. For even more fun, Pele’s Punch can be served in half a pineapple with a flaming rum float, upon request. hulasmoderntiki.com

Cotton Candy Martini – Jake’s Unlimited

Channel your inner kid with this adults-only treat. The vibrant sip features vanilla vodka, cranberry juice and pineapple juice poured over Jake’s Unlimited signature cotton candy. A cotton candy rim and strawberry complete this sweet pink cocktail. jakesunlimited.com

Forbidden Fruit – Farm & Craft

Sip straight from the source with the Forbidden Fruit drinks at Farm & Craft. The freshly blended fruit juice cocktails are served inside a grapefruit or watermelon. Grapefruit-lovers can choose a Greyhound or Paloma and for fans of melon, order up the Cucumber Melon or Spicy Melon, both vodka based. ilovefarmandcraft.com

Cactus Kicker – Different Pointe of View

This floral beauty may look innocent but it packs a sweet and smoky punch. Made with Patron Silver Tequila, Maraschino liqueur, prickly pear and topped with a float of Los Nahuales Mezcal, this one won’t disappoint. differentpointeofview.com

MĀYĀ Fishbowl – Maya Day + Nightclub

Grab your friends and sip up this squeaky-cool cocktail that’s topped with the club’s signature rubber ducky. The perfect poolside treat is made with Absolut Lime, Captain Morgan Coconut Rum, Blue Curaçao, Triple Sec, pineapple juice and fresh lime juice, and served in a fishbowl as a perfect poolside companion. mayaclubaz.com

Capri di Cola – Sicilian Butcher

This retro beverage is served in a nostalgic Coca Cola glass and is a tropical spin on the classic taste of your favorite soda with a mix of Coca Cola; limoncello; pineapple puree; and Fernet-Branca, an Italian amaro; and topped with mint leaves. thesicilianbutcher.com

Blueberry Basil Kombucha Margarita – Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Fresh, light and flavorful, all with an extra dose of wellness. Kombucha is a probiotic beverage with various health benefits and a cult following, but also a delicious counterpart to the agave base. This margarita is offered as a special at the resort’s main restaurant, ShadowRock Tap + Table. hiltonsedonaresort.com

Photo: Peter Speyer | Speyer Photography

Aqua Caliente – Hand Cut Chophouse

Think pink and order this pretty drink that’s served with an ice sphere of frozen berries. The delicious cocktail is made with Nuestra Soledad Mezcal, Barrow’s Ginger Liqueur, a touch of lime juice, fresh strawberries and basil. handcutchophouse.com

Photo: Tavits Photography

Beach Time – Riot House

The perfect summer drink for transporting yourself to an island, this tropical concoction is made with Belvedere Vodka, fresh tropical juices, coconut cream, vanilla-infused banana syrup, Zacapa rum float and grated cinnamon, all served in an irresistible pineapple glass. riothousescottsdale.com

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