April showers might bring May flowers, but we’re more concerned about the vibrant cocktails that these Miami bars and restaurants are stirring up. Here are six spring-inspired drinks to order right now.
If your cocktail doesn’t have flowers in it, is it really springtime? At AZABU Miami Beach, order this edible flower-topped libation, and you’ll be instantly refreshed thanks to the effervescent blend of lemongrass shochu (a Japanese spirit), fresh yuzu, and egg white. 161 Ocean Dr., 786-276-0520
Paying homage to Southbound Hospitality’s trio of endeavors at Wynwood Arcade—the restaurant, the cooking school, and the rooftop lounge—Three offers a unique take on Floridian cuisine. Design fiends will be in heaven in this tropical space, which is host to a bevy of Instagram-worthy back drops as well as a killer series of cocktails. When you go, order the matter of habit, made with vodka, lime, raspberries, and a refreshing hint of mint. 50 NW 24th St., 305-748-4540
Lauded chef Jose Mendin’s new eatery at the chic 1 Hotel South Beach is host to more than just fine sea-to-table cuisine. Habitat also offers a dynamic register of cocktails, including be my wine, made with rum, white wine reduction, lavender water and basil. 2341 Collins Ave., 305-604-6700
Since opening late last year, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach has wowed South Florida with its expansive ocean views, stunning rooftop pool deck, and adjacent restaurant, Terra Mare. What you might not know is that the property is also home to Atlas Cocktail Lounge, a cozy and classy bar located off the hotel’s lobby. Plan a visit, and enjoy the fuchsia-tinted azalea, made with vodka, dragon fruit, and lime. 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-5100
Dripping with Art Deco glamour, Rose Bar at Delano South Beach is the perfect spot for a quiet drink amidst the vitality of South Beach. This season, the elegant enclave’s pear pressure cocktail—crafted with pear-infused vodka and fresh lime juice—is the ideal beverage to sip as temperatures rise. 1685 Collins Ave., 305-672-2000
If you want to be seen (eating some succulent Peking duck), head to nightclub impresario David Grutman’s Brickell Avenue restaurant and lounge, where the people watching is almost as good as the Southeast Asian cuisine. At this spot, forego a classic cocktail in favor of the shishito en candela mule, which combines tequila, shishito pepper syrup, lemon, and yuzu for a satisfying sip. 801 Brickell Ave., 305-534-2211
Photography by: Photography courtesy of DeepSleep Studio (Azabu Miami Beach); Azalea; Three Komodo; Delano South Beach; Habitat