By Nicole Schubert | December 18, 2017 | Food & Drink
From dessert-inspired cocktails to a boozy punch served out of a gnome, these twelve cocktails around Miami are sure to catch the eye of your followers when you snap and share on Instagram.
What better way to ring in the New Year than with some bubbly? Delicate, sweet, and chic, this rosy potion will make your sweetheart blush just as the clock strikes 12. Made with Absolut Elyx, strawberry, fresh orange juice, and champagne topped with flowers, this floral fizz will sparkle and shine all night so you can stay up through the wee hours of the New Year. 1625 Michigan Ave., 786-275-6324
Tequila mixed with Beet juice? Not your average cocktail on a Saturday night. But this winter, Byblos is experimenting with something new that will tickle your tongue and tempt your taste buds. With Avión Silver Tequila, carbonated beet juice, lime juice, and a spiced barberry syrup reduction, this refreshing earthy cocktail is just as spicy as it is hearty. Photogenic too, the Ottoman Cartel calls for a snap with its gloomy blood color and edible marigold flower garnish. 1545 Collins Ave., 305-508-5041
It's time to have your cake and get drunk off it too—and Chef José Andrés, knows the perfect alcohol spiked confection. A key lime pie daiquiri topped with meringue and sun kissed with a light torch, this white rum, key lime, and condensed milk adult milkshake is an irresistible treat fit for the sweetest tooth. Chocolate chip cookies for Santa? We say Key Lime Pie Daiquiri instead. 1300 S Miami Ave., 305-615-5859
Just because summer is long gone doesn’t mean we have to give up our tiki cocktails. The Peach Corradi from Doheny Room at the Delano will bring the flavor of the islands straight to your tongue. Served in a short glass, this Bacardi Superior Rum, amaretto, peach purée, lime juice, and orgeat syrup libation will help you beat the heat and even take you straight to the beach. Don't forget to put an umbrella in your drink! 1685 Collins Ave., 786-479-8128
Re-imagining Christmas in a cocktail. This rising mixologist at The Mayhaw is taking the holiday spirit to the next level with his Gin style eggnog. Made with Gin Mare, whole egg, black/chai tea, Caribbean-spiced syrup, mayhaw falernum, lemon, house orgeat, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, and rosemary, this creamy comfort tradition will challenge your notion that Bourbon was ever the best call for a Holiday eggnog. St. Roch Market, 140 NE 39th St.
This is no trick—just a total treat. Try Veza Sur Brewing Company's trigo treat for a sweet and spicy delight made from with their seasonal beer, Trigo IPA, reduced apple cider reduction, pumpkin foam, and pumpkin spice. The sweetness of the apple cider reduction balances the bitterness of the Trigo IPA, while the pumpkin spice compliments the spiciness of the hops. But here's the trick, over time the brew evolves, as the pumpkin foam slowly serenades the cocktail. 55 NW 25th St., 786-362-6300
Old habits die hard, and these evil gnomes and woodland demons aren't giving up on their old traditions. But don't expect them to be hiding under the stairs; these dark dwellers are buried in your drinks. Mixed with Absolut Elyx, pear, apple, cinnamon, and champagne, this boozy punch will keep you twisting all night long like a candy cane. 2901 Collins Ave., 786-257-4500
Heading to Miami and ready to take the town by storm? Check out Sugar Factory and try one of their signature goblets. We recommend the Night Owl—a concoction of Smooth Virginia Black with mint infused lemonade and a candy finish of two Night Owl lollipops and sour peach ring. Your inner night owl will keep you dancing through the long hours of those South Beach nights. 1144 Ocean Dr., 305-604-0323
Love Potion Number 9. We tempt you to taste it. Combining spicy fresh jalapeño, passion fruit purée, mango essence, and premium vodka, this concoction will have you bursting at the seams. So for your next date night, head to Sugarcane—we promise you won’t forget it. 3252 NE 1st Ave., 786-369-0353
Wet your whistles with this lip-loving libation. Mixed with Jameson Whiskey, Fernet Branca, Birch Root, and Fever-Tree Ginger Beer, this silky sip will change your night with just one gulp. In the spirit of 12 days of Christmas, 1 Hotel South Beach will be donating $1 for each drink purchased and 1% of all revenue for the day to a very special cause. 2341 Collins Ave., 305-604-1000
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy you call home, George Lucas changed the lives of millions with his Science fiction endeavor—one of those being Purdy Lounge. So for this December, these ultimate fans are whipping up the ultimate cocktail in honor of the Star Wars Premiere. Made with Bulleit Bourbon, lemon juice, ginger-honey, and blackberry puree, this Ren's Revenge hand crafted blend will bring on the force, so Luke Skywalker watch out, here comes another Jedi master. 1811 Purdy Ave., 305-531-4622
The weather outside is frightful, and the booze so delightful, so what do we recommend you try to warm up? The Mariposa Negra cocktail from Bulla Gastrobar. Made with bourbon, pea powder syrup, lemon juice, and St. Germain liqueur, this cozy cocktail will heat you up from the inside out—keeping your temperature high, and your spirits too. 2500 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-441-0107
Photography courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar; Byblos Miami; 1 Hotel; Miami Beach Edition; Jezebel; Bar Centro; Sugar Factory; Delano; Purdy Lounge; Sugarcane; The Mayhaw; Veza Sur Brewing Company