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As June Gloom begins to burn off and the summer heat sizzles the city, cooling off with refreshing cocktails is just what the doctored ordered. Of course sticking to a classic vodka soda is always a safe bet, but artfully crafted concoctions created to complement the season from the best mixologists in town can delight the senses—you just need to know where to find them. So whether are in need of a refreshing beverage after a long day at the office in DTLA, or you've straggled up from the beach in Santa Monica in search of something to quench your thirst, here's a guide to nine of the best summer cocktail programs in L.A. offering delicious drink menus designed for the season.