At Prizefighter—a bar in Emeryville, California, just over the bridge from San Francisco—the drinks are refreshingly simple. Owners Dylan O’Brien (pictured above) and Jon Santer are mixing the modern equivalent of the highball: just good spirits, fresh juice, and usually no more than three ingredients. In other words, perfect patio cocktails. Here are six of their favorite easy drinks that will leave you more time for an all-day doubleheader, monitoring the temperature gauge on your brisket smoker, or keeping an eye on the kids playing chicken with the lawn sprinkler.
Photographs by Chris Rochelle