It’s a new year, so why not add “stop drinking boring cocktails” to your roster of resolutions? For those up to the challenge, check out these unique egg white-based sips that are starring in these six Miami restaurants and bars.
Billed as a neighborhood cocktail joint, Sweet Liberty is a welcome addition to the up and coming Collins Park area of Miami Beach.
The Cocktail: Sobieski Black Salt Sour made with Sobieski vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, egg whites & black salt
Why It Works: According to owner and bartender John Lermayer, the Sobieski Black Sour is rooted in simplicity. “In general, I like using egg whites because they add texture and mouth feel,” he says. "For this specific cocktail, the whole experience is amplified, as the black salt draws out and enhances the flavor of the vodka.” 237 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8217
The Cocktail: Lavagave made with Don Julio Blanco tequila, Fidencio mezcal, lavender, egg whites, grapefruit & vanilla bitters
Why It Works: Designed to complement the elegant, inventive dishes created by chef and coowner Brian Nasajon, Potts created a full roster of intriguing libations, including the floral-accented Lavagave. For this aromatic beauty, he hoped to create "a delicate yet complex experience—the perfect accompaniment for light desserts after your meal." 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-699-2637
The craft cocktail experts from Bar Lab developed a stellar roster of sips for this French-inspired Brickell haunt.
The Cocktail: Sea of Love made with Avion tequila, pineapple-infused aperol, yuzu, egg whites & volcanic salt
Why It Works: Restaurant manager Lindsey Alvarado calls this persimmon-hued concoction a crowd favorite, noting "the egg white emulsion produces a creamy base, making it super airy and easy to drink." She suggests pairing a Sea of Love with a plate of Marion’s oysters on the half shell: “You’ll feel like you’re sitting in a Mediterranean café in no time." 1111 SW First Ave., Miami, 786-717-7512
House mixologist Maxwell Parise devised an innovative collection of craft cocktails to accompany the fresh seafood and oysters at this New England-inspired spot.
The Cocktail: Izzy’s Fizzy made with Beefeater gin, Campari, egg whites, lime juice & a carbonated cherry
Why It Works: Several of his creative concoctions feature egg whites, including the Izzy’s Fizzy. “I love the whipped texture [egg whites] create, making drinks reminiscent of lighter adult milkshakes,” he says. Parise also suggests enjoying the concoction with one of the restaurant’s killer sirloin burgers. 423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-397-8843
The brainchild of owner and cocktail authority Isaac Grillo, Repour Bar is a cozy lounge situated within South Beach’s Albion Hotel.
The Cocktail: Coquito made with Afrohead rum, cinnamon simple syrup, lemon juice, coconut water & egg white
Why It Works: Named for the tropical beverage commonly served in the Caribbean, Repour Bar’s take on the coquito is anything but ordinary. According to Grillo, the ingredients showcase the original flavors of the drink—notes of cinnamon and citrus—and blend with the dark aged rum to produce a flavor profile that is extraordinarily light and refreshing. 1650 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305-913-1000
At chef Scott Conant’s Mediterranean farmhouse-style eatery in Aventura, mixologist Rob Floyd has dreamt up Mrs. Robinson as a way to pay homage to the original cougar.
The Cocktail: Mrs. Robinson made with vodka, blackberries, lime juice & St. Germaine foam made with egg whites
Why It Works: One of the most ordered cocktails at the restaurant’s bar, "it’s a spirit-forward cocktail," says bartender Christian Hopper. "The egg whites take on the full zest of the St. Germaine liquor and creates a velvety, foamy cap." 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura, 786-279-6800