By: Caroline Val and Charlotte Trattner By: Caroline Val and Charlotte Trattner | August 8, 2022 | Food & Drink Food & Drink Feature drink
As the summer months begin to close and we step into the fall months, several select restaurants are adding creative and clever cocktails to their menu. The Miami restaurant and cocktail scene is booming, and while it can be hard to figure out which places to explore, we’ve rounded up some of the newest and most exciting selections you can now try for yourself.
Pubbelly Sushi Cocktails
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Summer seems to be never-ending at one of Miami’s most popular sushi restaurants. Blending Japanese and Latin flair, Pubbelly Sushi adds ten all-new cocktails to its menu. From kumquat mojitos to Nashi Tokyo mules, these drinks are an excellent choice for patrons to cool down from the tropics of South Florida.
The new drink selections come with festivities, including Pachinko Time, inspired by Japanese slot machines where guests can try the latest cocktails in shot form Monday through Friday from 6-7PM. Other fun festivities include the Obon Festival celebrations, inspired by an annual Japanese celebration honoring ancestors that have passed, which will take place every Friday during August in a separate location.
19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 701 S Miami Ave., Miami; 8970 SW 72nd Pl., Kendall / @pubellyglobal
Shoma Bazaar To-Go Cocktails
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Known for being a hub of flavor and flair, Shoma Bazaar has now launched its to-go cocktails for the summer. You can take your cocktail culinary adventure with you by trying three new cocktails as part of Shoma Bazaar’s take-out menu. The drinks include la jefe made with Santa Teresa, pineapple bum, blue Curacao and lime juice; Bella's garden made with Ford's Gin, cucumber juice, Thai basil and soda water; and pretty pebbles which consists of hibiscus infused Tito's Vodka, muddled strawberry, citrus-infused agave, lime juice, lemon perfect and strawberry passion fruit. Even if you are staying in, feel free to have them delivered and try them at your home.
9420 NW 41 St., Doral / @shomabazaar
Photo Courtesy: JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort Hotel & Spa
In conjunction with Miami Spice, Soff’s, the standalone bar and lounge at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, launched a new fall cocktail addition. The three new drinks are inspired by Don Soffer, the founder and developer of Aventura, who turns 90 in September, paying homage to his vision and spirit. It depends on your go-to spirit when figuring out which drink is best for you. Where’s Donnie includes Ketel One vodka, cucumber, mint, agave and lemon, while Hamilton’s Last Resort is made with Brugal 1888 Rum, pineapple, lime, orgeat and angostura. The last option bet I Caan is perfect for tequila drinkers, made with Maestro Dobel Reposado, soursop and lime.
19999 W Country Club Dr., Aventura, / @jwturnberry
Photo Courtesy: LPM Restaurant & Bar
For Miami residents looking to take a trip to the French Riviera, look no further than LPM Miami in Brickell. Their newly launched L’Été en Rose, meaning “pink summer” in French, offers a new promotion running daily through September 30 in which guests can order Rosé de Provence by the glass, bottle, magnum, or jeroboam at the bar’s outdoor terrace. The offer also comes with complimentary snacks– three free for every purchase of a rosé bottle, six for every purchase of a rosé magnum, and twelve for every rosé jeroboam purchased.
1300 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami / @lpmrestaurants
Photo Courtesy: Joia Beach
Miami’s chicest and most laid-back restaurant and beach club, Joia Beach, offers its Sunset Aperitivo. Appetizers and new refreshing cocktails are offered side-by-side at this shrouded oasis while watching Miami sunset views each evening. A prix fixe lunch menu is also available for those looking to fill their appetites, including Joia favorites like the hamachi crudo tacos, the Joia burger, the branzino and more between Thursdays through Saturdays from 4-6PM.
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami / @joiabeach
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Known for its Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, KAORI offers a wide range of new additions. No brunch is ever complete without a delicious cocktail. New drinks include an espresso martini made with Tito’s Vodka, Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur, biscotti and espresso; the Isan daiquiri made with Brugal 1888 Rum, coconut, lemongrass, ginger, makrut lime leaf, lime, cilantro and umami and more for you to enjoy your brunch experience.
871 South Miami Ave., Miami / @kaorimiami
Photo Courtesy: Breakwater Hospitality Group
Known for a great seafood selection in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Rivertail is one of several South Florida restaurants adding refreshing cocktails to its beverage menu. Try going for a spicy new take on a Latin classic with their yes way Jose, which takes the spicy margarita to new heights by combining passion fruit, chili and jalapeño in each sip. Or you go the unique direction with the original Lauderdale lychee cooler, offering a blend of sweet pineapple syrup, lemon juice, mezcal and lychee in one refreshing glass. Rivertail will surely be an option to end your summer with a bang between these eclectic cocktails and more.
4 West Las Olas Blvd. Unit 120, Fort Lauderdale / @rivertailftl
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Take a short vacation to Greece and the Mediterranean by visiting Estiatorio Ornos in Aventura Mall, where you can find new and exclusive vintage champagne. Michel Gonet 'Les Hautes Mottes' Cuvée MINA Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2010, made with 100% Chardonnay from Les-Mesnil Sur-Oger Grand Cru, offers slight hints of hazelnut, lemon meringue and brioche aromas. If you are someone who enjoys Brut styles of champagne, this is a toast to you.
19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura / @estiatorioornos
Beaker & Gray
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This popular Wynwood destination has its latest set of innovative cocktails this summer. One cheekily-named drink called bee better have my honey brings together chamomile Bombay sapphire, Lillet Blanc, benedictine, lemon and honey in a refreshingly sweet blend. A sultry European getaway is also one drink away with the restaurant’s midnight in Paris, made with almond-infused Remy Martin 1738, Westland American whiskey, Byrrh, Cointreau and marzipan. Undoubtedly, these new beverages at Beaker & Gray will set high expectations for those looking for a rustic twist to their summer evening.
2637 N Miami Ave., Miami / @beakerandgray
Photo Courtesy: Mr. Hospitality
The Brickell Hotspot, El Tucán, launched its new Wednesday Ladies Night series, Forbidden Summer. Women will now receive a complimentary tequila cocktail while enjoying live entertainment, music, fire dancers and more, along with a special menu for this summer series.
1111 SW First Ave., Miami / @eltucanmiami
KÓMMA Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
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The Mediterranean oasis recently launched a new curated happy hour featuring signature cocktails. Guests can now enjoy the restaurant's daily happy hour 5-8PM and indulge in mouthwatering dishes and delicious drinks, including the Aperol Spritz who, made with pineapple-infused Aperol, ginger beer and prosecco or the sea breeze made created with E11EVEN Vodka, lemon juice and grapefruit juice.
560 Washington Ave., Miami / @kommarestaurant
Photography by: Photo Credit: Kobby Mendez