Lorenzo Launches Tart and Sweet Libations for Summer
May 21, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News
Cocktails mixed with everything from raspberry-basil agave nectar to cucumber vodka and lots of lemon lead this week's food and drink news.
Four new citrus-spiked cocktails have hit the menu at Lorenzo.
Lorenzo Mixes Sweet and Tart Cocktails for Summer
Italian restaurant Lorenzo at The Redbury is giving its cocktail menu a citric twist for summer with four new drinks that are a balance of sweet and tart. Try the Cetriolo Collins, a marriage of Hendrick's Gin, cucumber vodka, thyme simple syrup, and a splash of fresh lemon juice and a drink with a bit more kick, or the Lampone Sour, a blend of Weller bourbon, raspberry-basil agave nectar, and fresh lemon juice. 1776 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-483-1796
Lamb Down Under Event at EDGE Steak & Bar
Named the Miami "Lambassador" by Meat & Livestock Australia, chef Aaron Brooks of EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Miami is hosting a lamb event on Saturday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Four other local chefs, including Bradley Kilgore of J&G Grill, will join Brooks in creating the lamb bites at the rooftop terrace event, which will also include Australian wine, beer from BREW FIU, live music, and a sweet finish from EDGE's pastry chef. Tickets are $55 per person. [Tickets] 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-381-3190
Bourbon & BBQ Bites at Devon Seafood + Steak
Devon Seafood + Steak is hosting its monthly tasting event ($40 per person) on Wednesday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a cocktail-themed evening on its waterfront patio. Teaming with Dram Good Drinks, the restaurant will serve food tastings paired with cocktails, bourbon, and whiskey, including samples of Hudson Baby Bourbon, Angels Envy, 1792, and Russell's Reserve 6yr. Expect bites like cornmeal battered oysters with bacon jam and malt vinegar mayo; barbecue Brussels sprouts; wood-fired chicken wings with sweet chili sauce and spiced peanut dust; and smoked pork belly with espelette honey and Granny Smith apples. For dessert, there's a strawberry rhubarb pie with bourbon pecan ice cream. 11715 Sherri Lane, Kendall, 305-275-0226
Back-to-Basic Cocktails at Oak Tavern
The Design District's Oak Tavern has revamped its cocktail menu with a list of libations crafted by the new head bartender, Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi, who was also behind the cocktails at Khong River House. Drawing inspiration from cocktails dating back to the 1800s, the classic cocktails feature house-infused fruits and herbs and fresh-squeezed juices. Options on The Classics menu include the vodka-based Moscow Mule with ginger beer; the Bramble with Plymouth gin or Chopin vodka, lemon juice, and berries muddled with St. Germaine; and the Vesper, the original James Bond martini with Aviation Gin, Ketel One Vodka and Cocchi Americano. 35 N.E. 40th St., Miami, 786-391-1818
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