A refreshing, seasonal cocktail is one way to help keep your cool as a muggy, rainy spring eases its way into a hot, sunny summer.

This is the time when restaurants and bars tend to go into beach mode and come up with the prettiest concoctions of the year.

Liquors such as gin, tequila, rum and vodka tend to dominate the season, and they get paired with all manner of ingredients to make them fruity, minty, sweet, citrusy and floral. Oddly, a vegetable — the cucumber — turns up in many summer drinks.

We have rounded up some of the best summer cocktails in the Tulsa area. As the guy said, it’s a dirty job, but ...