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    November 6, 2014

    The Rum Line Features Tiki Cocktails and Classic Daiquiris

    The Rum Line doesn't want to be known as just a tiki bar. The new outdoor spot for cocktails, located on the patio adjacent to Lure Fishbar, would rather you recall the romance of Miami Beach in the 1940s and '50s, when it was a playground for the well-heeled who liked a bit of sand in their toes a ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Toro Toro Offers Free Drinks During Top Shelf Cocktail Competition

    Toro Toro, the restaurant located in the swanky InterContinental, is currently competing in the semifinals of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Top Shelf Cocktail Competition. The contest is between all of the North American InterContinental hotels in a bid to create Bacardi-inspired drinks. The ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Bernstein and Cabrera to Collaborate at Thompson Miami Beach

    When the Thompson Miami Beach opens on November 14, it will mark the reunion of a powerful South Florida duo in the Miami restaurant scene. Michelle Bernstein will once again team up with mixologist Julio Cabrera on several of the property's project including Seagrape, 1930's House, and Crown Room. ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Mansion Opens New '80s-Themed Cocktail Bar

    When you think South Beach megaclub, you think excess, sexy dancers, hand-crafted cocktails... Wait, do you? This weekend, SoBe's Mansion will unveil the Cocktails & Dreams bar as part of its new weekly Mansion Made Me Do It party. The bar is all '80s wham and glam, while the new Saturdays organi ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Lure Fishbar to Host Botran Rum Mixology Showdown Today

    The Botran Rum Mixology Showdown pits mixologist versus mixologist at Lure Fishbar in a competition to make the best cocktail with Botran rum. Today's competition is open to the public and runs from noon to 3 p.m. Simone Caporale, who was named International Bartender of the Year at this year's Ta ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Mojito Madness Now Available at TK's at the Villa Mayfair

    Cuba is the birthplace of the mojito, so it should be no surprise that the cocktail can be found almost anywhere in Miami, especially at TK's at the Villa Mayfair where Mojito Madness is now available. Mojito Madness is an all-mojito cocktail menu. It includes at least 20 flavors: classic, watermel ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Ten Boozy Winners

    The 2014 edition of Best of Miami is live and it's filled with over 300 of our favorite restaurants, bars, shops...and people. Although we love everything about Miami (especially its restaurants), you know what we really love? The booze. From the perfect bloody mary to the best new bar, our Best ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Father's Day Brunch in Miami: A Guide to Meat, Beer, and Cigars for Dad

    Father's Day is this Sunday, and chances are your dad might want nothing more than to stay on the La-Z-Boy and watch the game. But the recliner will always be there -- these Father's Day brunch specials will not. This Sunday, forgo buying yet another tie and show Dad some love by treating him at one ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Casa Dragones Launches Blanco Silver Tequila: Jim Meehan Shares Cinco De Mayo Recipes

    Today is Cinco de Mayo, which means later tonight you'll likely be knocking back tequila shots and wearing a sombrero. That is, if you know how to celebrate. If you're Cinco de Cuatro was celebratory enough and you're in recovery mode but still want to revel somehow, take the fiesta to the comfort ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Mo Bar Offers Mad Men-Style Cocktails and Class (Recipes)

    The final season of Mad Men premeired last night, which means it's time to start salivating. While some of us will froth at the mouth over Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) and others will drool over Joan Harris (played by Christina Hendricks) all of us will slobber over the slew of classic cocktails ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    March 24, 2014

    "Medical Mixologist" Ryan Pafford Creates Cocktails That Will Make Your Head Spin

    When you tend bar at a restaurant where the kitchen is helmed by Top Chef winner Hung Huynh it can be difficult to stand out, but Catch Miami mixologist Ryan Pafford uses his experience as a health professional to create mind-blowing cocktails sure to attract attention. With a graduate degree in ne ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013
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    October 17, 2013

    Drive-Thru Margaritas in Houston: How Is This Legal?

    A drive-thru margarita bar might sound a little, well, illegal. After all, open containers aren't allowed in any state in the U.S. of A. But there are loopholes, and through those loopholes pops up Houston's W Grill and its delicious frozen concoctions. At this neighborhood spot in the hip Heights ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Myco-Mixological: Truffle Cocktails at The Flat All Month Long in October

    What do you get when you cross the crafty bar flair of a mixologist with the culinary world of uber-rare mushrooms? Truffle cocktails, which are being offered in October all month-long at The Flat.

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    September 13, 2013

    Italian Mojito at Sardinia: A Cocktail You Can't Refuse

    A colleague tipped us off to the Italian mojito at Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante in South Beach. The cocktail muddles tomato instead of lime and uses basil instead of mint. It also substitutes vodka for rum. Quite simply, the term "mojito" is being used liberally here. The brand used is Stolichnaya.

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    August 21, 2013

    Spicy Ginger Snap Mojito Recipe: A Miami Spice Cocktail

    Miami Spice is a big deal, but you already know that. As important as the food are the drinks, and Toro Toro recently held an internal competition including its top bartenders in the hunt for what would become the official cocktail of Miami Spice for the restaurant. For three weeks contenders mixed ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Miami Bartenders at Tales of the Cocktail: Lermayer, Ferrara, Zvi, Orta, Hudnall, Burr, Many More

    If you walk into your favorite Miami bar and don't see any familiar faces mixing drinks, it's probably because your favorite mixologist has headed for the Big Easy. Tales of the Cocktail, the annual five-day spirited celebration of cocktails, has the world's finest mixologists congregating on New O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Mercadito's Custom Margaritas: Are You Fruity or Spicy? (We're a Little of Both)

    The margarita is a conundrum, indeed. On the one hand, the Mexican cocktail, is a lesson in simplicity. On the other, it's the one drink that's most likely to go wrong when you order it. Consider this little conversation we recently had at a very nice restaurant: Bartender: What would you like to ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Sunset Lounge at Mondrian Hotel Offers "Progressive" Happy Hour

    Ever heard of a progressive happy hour? It is the thing these days, and we recently tried the new menu at the Mondrian South Beach's Sunset Lounge. The concept is simple. From 5 to 9 p.m., prices mirror the clock. It's 5:15? Enjoy a Sunset Passion cocktail for $5. Still drinking at 7:02? Get a Bay ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Two Miami Mixologists Compete Today in U.S. Bartender of the Year Showdown

    Julio Cabrera (Regent Cocktail Club) and Michael Parish (Broken Shaker) are heading to the Big Apple to represent the 305 in one of the country's most prestigious bartending competitions -- the U.S. Bartenders' Guild (USBG) and World Class U.S. "U.S. Bartender of the Year" competition. Both Miami mi ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Tony Abou-Ganim: Make the Best Daiquiri Ever

    The daiquiri, a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy, was rumored to have been invented by an American mining engineer who was in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. Named after a beach in Santiago, Cuba, the drink simply combined rum, lime, and sugar (ingredients readily fou ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Best Mother's Day Brunch Deals in Miami

    Your mother birthed you, fed you, clothed you, and defended you from the bully down the street. She put Bactine on your skinned knees and nursed you through your first heartbreak. Her thankless job included getting up early to wake your lazy butt for school, loaning you money when you spent your ren ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    World Cocktail Week Starts Today: Doma Polo Bistro Introduces Molecular Mixology Cocktails, Pre-Prohibition Classics

    With World Cocktail Week running from May 6 to 13, it's the perfect time to pause and take stock of Miami's rapidly improving mixology landscape. Lucky for us, more than a few creative minds are hard at work creating craft cocktails these days, leaving the Red Bull vodkas and Jack and Cokes in the w ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013 Learn Bartending from the Comfort of Your Couch

    As the mixology world grows increasingly complex, crafting concoctions can be intimidating, both for budding bartenders and at-home drinkers. Juniper sugar? Gelatin cubes? Bacon-infused bitters? Where the hell are you supposed to begin? But the dudes behind the uber-prestigious Beverage Alcohol Res ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Miami Cocktail Company's Low-Cal Concoctions

    Move over, Bethenny Frankel, and take your Skinny Girl swill with you. There's a tastier, stronger low-cal cocktail company in town. And P.S.: The makers are better-looking than you too. The dudes at Miami Cocktail Company are now plying the 305 with their zero-sugar, zero-carb, 99.9 percent natura ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Toro Toro Joins the Brunch Club in Downtown Miami

    Should we find ourselves in Downtown Miami and in need of [a few] mimosas and some serious eats, Toro Toro's new brunch service will swiftly cater to the hungry. The Pan-Latin steakhouse that New Times called "bullish" for its ambitious fare and moderate prices, is now offering brunch on Sundays fr ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    First Trust: Free Cocktails at Pop-Up Lounge During Art Basel

    Art Basel is just starting and Short Order is making plans for the closing night's festivities. We suggest you do the same, especially when it entails a pop-up lounge and four different cocktails -- and everything's free.First Trust is a new cocktail lounge scheduled to open in downtown Miami in fal ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Gabriel Orta and Tequila Don Julio: Easy Tequila Cocktails To Make at Home

    The Broken Shaker Returns to Miami BeachBest Bartender 2012: Gabriel OrtaAs I walked into the W Hotel South Beach, I was greeted by a friendly gentleman who immediately whisked me to a suite on the 14th floor. Upon opening the door, I was pleased to find two amazing sights: a panoramic view of South ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Lantao Social Club Features Curious and Classic Cocktails (Photos)

    Miami's cocktail culture is still in its fledgling stage, to be sure. While other cities like New York and New Orleans have dozens of bars where master mixologists create artful libations, Miami is still a relative child when it comes to serving thoughtful drinks made with fresh herbs, real fruit ju ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Puerto Rico: Top Five Beach Meals

    Fried, fried and more deeply fried is usually what you think of when visiting Miami's most local vacation destination, Puerto Rico. That is, until now. On a recent visit to the country's coastal Rincon area, I discovered a new territory of flavors sprouting up in restaurants and bars along the beach ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Kentucky Derby Day Parties in Miami: Juleps, Hats, and Bourbon

    The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday and while it's been called the most exciting two minutes in sports -- it can also be said to be the shortest sporting event in the world.So how do you stretch two minutes into a day-long event? Wear silly hats and drink a lot of bourbon, of co ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Top Ten Martinis: From Doraku to Sustain to the Raleigh, Who's Number One?

    Dirty martini - one sexy cocktail​Fox's Sherron Inn took the best martini spot in our annual listing of everything good in our fair city for their well-priced martinis in a classic 1950s setting.Miami has no alcohol shortage (in fact it's safe to say that there are more places to get a cocktail th ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    September 5, 2011

    Zuma Mixologist Theo Von Ungern-Sternberg Talks About His Favorite Drink

    Lesley Elliott​Last week, we introduced you to Zuma's newest London import, award-winning mixologist Theo Von Ungern-Sternberg. When it comes to bartending, there actually is a method behind his modern cocktail madness. He believes most in balance, saying that "the artistic side for me is where it ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Classic Jell-O Shots: From Harry Potter to a Tom Collins

    Running PressCookbook author Michelle Palm is reinventing our notion of the Jell-O shot with a new cookbook that explores the joy of consuming classic cocktails that wiggle. After friends and family were wowed by Palm's gelatin prowess at a backyard barbecue, she started up a blog, the Jelly Shot Te ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    September 16, 2010

    The W South Beach's Thomas Merolla Talks Cocktails

    Paula Niño​Thomas Merolla moved to Miami from Providence, Rhode Island sixteen years ago looking for something new and different. He was only 18 but his first job, bartending at the then newly opened Delano Hotel, marked the beginning of a career creating cocktails for some of the hottest spots i ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Miami's top happy hours

    From salty to sporty to sublime.

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    November 30, 2009

    The Italian Mojito

    ​Arturo Sighinolfi is the Director of Mixology and Spirits Education for Southern Wine and Spirits of Florida. From 1996 to 2003 he tended bar at the Hotel Astor in South Beach, during which time he was selected as Miami New Times Best Bartender of 1998. Part of Arturo's job is to create new cockt ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Setai's New Cocktail Menu May Make You Squeal With Delight

    Photo by Jacob KatelSetai Mixologist Paul Sevigny.​Hold on to your curly little tails, folks. It's no secret that pork flavors have somehow made their way into the world of trendy cocktails (still haven't tried a Bacontini or Bacon Bloody Mary?), so perhaps it was just a matter of time before the ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Booze Hound: Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and LatAm Grill

    Elyse Wanshel Where the party happens. Typical Groveites (or Grovinians? Grovitines?) wears shorts and flip flops. They always seem to be walking a dog, clutching a plastic cup, and most likely drive a Mini Cooper. Their typical night's itinerary usually includes pigging out on fish tacos at ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Suck on My Candy Heart

    Don’t fret — it says, “I Love U.”

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    December 18, 2008

    Slow Food Cocktails at Forte, Dec. 21

    Bessie had one too many pea-shoot gimletsIf the prices of local slow food events has been a bit rich for you, or you haven't quite had your fill of wacky holiday cocktails yet, hie yourself over to Forte di Asprinio in West Palm Beach this Sunday for "The Farmer and the Mixologist," an event that pr ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    Booze Hound - Jake's Bar & Grill

    In a time of such economic strife, I say screw the beef! Instead of dinner out on the town, I suggest one blow their shrinking wads of indulgence-flow on the savory, sweet nectar of catastrophe -- booze. Yet, New Times doesn’t want you to waste your hard-earned cash on crap, so we’re combing b ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    May 17, 2007

    The Phrase that Pays

    Drink to Cuba Libre with a Cuba Libre

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