As a healthful alternative to sugar-packed drinks, Miami’s hottest restaurants are highlighting fresh-from-the-garden ingredients in their signature cocktails. Try the refreshing trend by sipping on our picks for the best in town.
To make this unique drink, the bartenders at Blackbird Ordinary start by mudding four pieces of roasted red pepper, which give it its distinct flavor. The peppers are shaken with traditional Brazilian spirit cachaça, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup for a touch of sweetness. 729 S.W. First Ave., Miami, 305-671-3307
Bryan Canales’ creation makes it easy to go green. A mix of Solbeso, Mezcal, pressed cucumber, lime juice, kale syrup, and orange bitters, it’s just the right balance of vegetables and fruit. 814 First St., Miami, 305-397-8382
The name of this Meat Market favorite means fresh cucumber in Spanish, and it certainly lives up to its name. Made with Buluga Vodka, the herbaceous blend of cucumber puree and mint is complimented by zesty hints of lemon and ginger. 915 Lincoln Rd., Miami, 305-532-0088
Romina’s Revenge is bursting with citrus flavor from its mix of Capurro Pisco, orange pekoe tea syrup, lemon, peach bitters, and Art in the Age rhubarb tea—a tangy spirit made from beets, carrots, lemon, cane sugar, and of course, rhubarb. 1717 Collins Ave., Miami, 305-604-1800
J&R Grill highlights the popular root vegetable in its flavorful Ginger Margarita. Avion Reposado Tequila is shaken with fresh ginger and lime, then finished with a ginger salt rim. St. Regis Bal Harbour, 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-993-3333
The Beets Me is one of many cold-pressed juice cocktails offered at Area 31. It includes black pepper-infused rum, pineapple, ginger, red beets, and carrots for a big veggie punch. 270 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-424-5234
Known for it’s creative drinks, Khong River House’s Thai Garden Cocktail doesn’t disappoint. The delicate beverage is a mix of lavender-infused Beefeater gin, Yellow Chartreuse, fresh lime, and fresh-pressed cucumber juice; it’s as visually appealing as it is tasty. 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami, 305-763-8147