Forget everything you know about ice cream parlors. Because at Aubi & Ramsa, you won't encounter bubblegum toppings or sticky toddlers. But you will find some good, boozy fun.
Co-founder Matias Aubi behind the bar.
Imagine going to a bar and instead of ordering a whiskey neat or a scotch on the rocks, you order a double scoop of Grey Goose and Kahlua ice cream. Welcome to the Miami Design District’s newest culinary adventure, a bar-meets-ice-cream-shop concept where the hard stuff is expertly fused with the soft stuff.
The brainchild of former advertising executive Matias Aubi and ice cream maker Rafa Ramsa and his wife Suzanne, Aubi & Ramsa serves up 18 flavors of adults-only scoops. (All have an alcohol content of 4.9 percent, about the equivalent of a Peroni.) “We wanted to do a combination of two worlds that we enjoy—and create a brand and space where adults can indulge in a delicacy that fits their palate and lifestyle,” says Ramirez.
The Highland Truffle pint.
The menu is organized by spirits and has frozen cocktails to satisfy every flavor profile: Fans of single malts might enjoy a scoop of The Highland Truffle, featuring Macallan 12; tequila lovers can pick from flavors made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal (The Chocolate Azteca), Milagro Reposado Tequila (Agave Dulce de Leche) or Tequila Don Julio Blanco (The Coconug). If you prefer something light and fizzy, check out the Champagne section with a Moët Chandon-based sorbet, The Tangerine Mimosa.
In true Miami Design District style, every detail of the space is carefully considered and gorgeous, from the old-timey, Prohibition-style labels on the pints to the sleek four-seater bar. So while you could take your frozen treats to go, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t pull up a stool and stay a while.