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10 Fabulous Summer Cocktails to Try


10 Fabulous Summer Cocktails to Try

By Nicole Schubert | July 17, 2018 | Food & Drink

What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with a swanky spritzer at one of Deco Drive’s hottest spots. From pink liquid libations at Casa Faena to historic champagne potions at Le Sirenuse Miami, these 10 cosmopolitan concoctions will keep you buzzed all summer long. So, while you’re basking in the sun or hitting the town, we suggest sipping on one of these bubbly boozes at an A-List destination.

Monkey 47 Gin & Tonic from Cipriani Downtown Miami


Nothing says classic more than the Gin & Tonic. And Monkey 47 is elevating the traditional to new levels. Handcrafted and batch-distilled, this swanky meets smooth spirit blends 47 botanicals including citrus, floral and peppery notes, creating Deco Drive's most exquisitely bold liquor. So follow us to Cipriani Downtown Miami, located in the heart of Miami’s FiDi, and order a Monkey 47 Gin & Tonic. A timeless cocktail to savor and favor. 465 Brickell Ave # Cu1, 786-329-4090

The Perfect Pear from No. 3 Social

An avant-garde rooftop located on the grooviest street in Miami. No. 3 Social, the one and only rooftop bar in Wynwood, is serving up locals chic concoctions underneath the midnight moon. And between the shooting stars and July eclipse, we recommend to post up next to the bar and sip on one of their swanky spirits like The Perfect Pear crafted with muddled kiwi, Absolut Pear, simple syrup, lime, and lychee puree. 50 NW 24th Street Rooftop, 305-748-4540

Pink Elephant at Casa Faena


They say elephants are a lucky charm. So if you’re in search of good fortune, sample this potent potion at Casa Faena in Miami Beach. Mixed with Real McCoy 3yr Rum, lime juice, simple syrup, pomegranates, and topped with cava, this liquid libation is magically deliciousand a rosy color pink sparkling with love. 3500 Collins Ave, 305-604-8485

Yuzu Martini from Chotto Matte Miami

A booze that’s equal parts sweet and spicy, the Yuzu Martini from the newly opened Lincoln Road Peruvian-Japanese style eatery, Chotto Matte, is the perfect summer standard with a twist. And if you’re looking to grab a bite before you head to the beach, keep it guilt-free and light and pair this top-shelf pour with a local favorite from Chotto Matte’s prix-fixe "Skinny Swimmy" menu: paper-thin vegetables made with daikon, carrot, crispy quinoa, cape gooseberries, lime, and chia seed. 1664 Lenox Ave, 305-690-0743

Fresita from Diez Y Seis at Shore Club South Beach

A Deco Drive stopping ground renewed. Chef Jose Icardi of Diez Y Seis at Shore Club South Beach is heating tasting palettes up with a Mexican concept complete with hangover burritos, queso fundido de hongos, and churros a la roja. And with custom tequila & mezcal carts paying homage to Mexico’s rich culinary heritage, guests are offered specialty cocktails—served tableside—like the beloved Fresita, made with Makers Mark, strawberry puree, lemon, mint, ginger beer and garnished with mint sprigs and dehydrated strawberries. 1901 Collins Ave, 305-695 - 3226

Anana al Asador from Leynia at Delano South Beach

A penthouse with a spa overlooking Deco Drive. Delano South Beach is your go-to destination for all things R&R. And after indulging in an A-list facial complete with exclusive Cinq Mondes products or Kjaer Weis organic makeover at their rooftop Agua Spa, we recommend heading downstairs to Chef Jose Icardi’s Leynia and quenching your thirst on the Anana al Asador—a boozy, smooth, and sophisticated cocktail with a smoky finish. 1685 Collins Ave, 305-674-5752

Kombucha Mojito from Planta South Beach

Plant-based, health conscious, and eco–friendly. The mastermind of music hit all the right notes again with a masterpiece that’s tantalizingly delicious and stunningly chic. David Grutman—recently launching Planta under his new hospitality group, Groot Hospitality—is brewing up a buzz that’s tangy, skinny, and infused with berries. The Kombucha Mojito, made with flor de caña, agave, limes, fresh berries, mint, and berry kombucha is a sumptuous sip that’s raising the bar high with sugar and spice. 850 Commerce St, 305-397-8513

Elizabeth Taylor from Le Sirenuse Miami


An Italian oasis off the coast of Miami. Le Sirenuse at the Four Seasons at The Surf Club gives ‘buonissimo’ a whole new meaning, with Chef de Cuisine Antonio Mermolia’s gastronomic, southern Italian talents. But the secret to his craft lies in his Mediterranean magic. And nothing says Positano more than a champagne bar overlooking the seaside. A homage to The Surf Club’s early years in the Magic City, this ballroom turned palm tree nirvana is the ideal setting to raise a toast and pop some bubbly. And if your taste buds are tempted to splurge on a cocktail, we suggest the Elizabeth Taylor, a champagne classic. 9101 Collins Ave, 786-482-2280

Summertime Sangria from Yardbird Southern Table & Bar


Nothing says comfort food more than fried chicken and waffles. And at this southern stomping ground, Chef Patrick Rebholz is giving tasty traditions a modern makeover with a refreshing Summertime Sangria crafted with Duke Bourbon, Atlantico Reserva, simple syrup, pineapple juice, Yuzu Juice, rosemary sprig, Angostura orange bitters, and white wine and served with a hometown favorite, Deviled Eggs, topped with dill, chives, and smoked trout roe. So we suggest, this summer, to explore the unknown, and dine at one of the late Anthony Bourdain’s beloved bourbon brunch spots, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. 1600 Lenox Ave, 305-538-5220

Hibiscus Collins from Upland Miami

A New York outpost opening its doors South of Fifth. Upland Miami is a Manhattan transplant’s dream, complete with mozzarella sticks, sausage and kale pies, and truffle fettuccine. And with smashing eats, it only seems fitting that executive chef and owner, Chef Justin Smillie, caters awe-inspiring aperitifs. So after four, head over to this New York turned Miami staple and sip on the Hibiscus Collins, mixed with Tito’s Vodka, Cocchi Americano, Hibiscus Syrup, lemon, and grapefruit. 49 Collins Ave, 305-602-9998

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