• Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Stoli Elit Pairing Dinner at City Hall Wows Locals

    Last week, Stoli unveiled it's latest high-end vodka line to a crowd of eager locals at Biscayne Boulevard hotspot City Hall. The event was a joint collaboration between mixologist Gil Lopez and chef Luis Lopez Jr. Together they planned a menu that combined the tasty offering City Hall is known for, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Drink Pink in October and Support Breast Cancer Awareness

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, with charity walks, fundraisers, and benefits planned. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with over over 220,000 women in the United States being treated for the dise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Albert Trummer's The Drawing Room: Aphrodisiac Cocktails Coming to South Beach

    Albert Trummer, the "mad scientist" of cocktails, has announced the opening date for his new Miami Beach venture, the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge. The bar, located inside the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, will feature Trummer's own brand of cocktails that include botanicals, essences, herbs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    The Drawing Room: Albert Trummer to Bring "Cocktail Prescriptions" to South Beach

    Albert Trummer's Drawing Room Bar & Lounge is scheduled to open at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in October 2014. This lounge, along with Morimoto South Beach, is destined to put the resort on Miami's culinary map. Trummer, an Austrian-born mixologist, has worked with some of the best che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Fourth of July Edition

    Happy birthday, America. You look great for a lady turning 238. Seriously, Independence Day is here and that means picnics, beach days, brunches, cocktails, and fireworks. Here's our guide to the best places to eat and drink this long holiday weekend. Weekend starts now! See also: Make Super Easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Hold the Sugar: Savory Cocktails to Try in Miami

    Ever since Broken Shaker came onto the scene, South Beach has gone insane for any effervescent cocktail confection infused with the requisite amount of fresh herbs, fruits, and condiments. Drinks like basil lime cucumber sidecars and whiskey pomegranate thyme old fashions have become staples as bars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    12. Julio Cabrera: Gentleman Bartender

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Oak Tavern's Head Bartender Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi Introduces New Cocktail Menu

    Miami's Oak Tavern is one of the few places, if not the only place, in the Design District where you can sip a watermelon martini, a drink that is part of the new cocktail menu. The menu is the creation of Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi, who was recently hired as Oak Tavern's new head bartender. Having sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Miami Mother's Day Brunch Guide UPDATED

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11. It's payback time. Payback for all the laundry and cleaning. Payback for the meals she made for your lazy self. Payback for those twenties she peeled out of her wallet to help pay your electric bill -- after you were way too old to ask for allowance. She did all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Miami Cocktail Week: Win VIP Tickets UPDATED

    Hold on to your liver, matey. The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to the DoubleTree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center April 25 to 27. (Friday, April 25, is open to trade only.) Over the years, the festival has grown from a poolside fete to a multiday event that features mixology competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Returns: VIP BOGO Offer

    The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to the Doubletree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center for three days of rum tastings, seminars and festivities April 25 to 27. Now in its sixth year, the festival features more than 80 rum producers worldwide offering tastes of over 200 rums to rum enthu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Khong River House's Gin and Tonic: No Longer for Dads and Sorority Girls

    The first cocktail I ever had was a gin and tonic. I was 14 (no judgments) and slipped into a bar in Queens with my "older" date. When he asked me what I wanted to drink, my knee jerk reaction was to rattle off what I had seen my father order many times before -- a gin and tonic. I took a sip from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Isaac Grillo and Nick Nistico Win Miami USBG Legacy Cocktail Showcase

    Two of Miami's best bartenders will represent our city in the United States Bartenders' Guild National Showcase, after winning the Miami USBG's LEgacy Cocktail Showcase. Twelve local bartenders competed at Cipriani Miami for the opportunity to participate in the nationals, and possibly advance to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    The Definitive Guide to Getting Drunk During Art Basel in Miami Beach

    Of all the bartenders on South Beach, Angelo Vieira is by far the most serious. It's a Friday night and he's sloshing and rattling steel shakers filled with gin, lemon juice, crème de violet, and maraschino liqueur. To prepare a drink, he wields jiggers, strainers, bar spoons, and funny-shaped ice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Get Frozen Drinks in Miami

    Summer in Miami is an exercise in sweat. Unlike most other cities, our liquid-laden air and tropical rays mean overheating is to be expected. So how the hell are you supposed to keep cool when even the ocean is 85 degrees? Drinking, of course. And there's nothing better to cool that core temperatur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    SushiSamba's Cocktail Program Tweaked: Lighter, Fresher Flavors

    SushiSamba is going through some changes. The sexy Brazilian/Japanese fusion restaurant has opened a new location in Coral Gables, with many items specially made for the City Beautiful. SushiSamba is revamping its cocktail program with the help of Richard Woods, head of spirit and cocktail developm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Five Best End-of-the-World Cocktails and Drinks (Recipes)

    Despite the incorrect prognostications of the Mayans, the Heaven's Gate whack-jobs, and Pat Robertson, the fact remains that the world could theoretically end anytime. Hell, we could be going about our daily drudgery and suddenly get smacked by a comet, rendering us all into dust. Just ask the dinos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    New Happy Hours: Egg & Dart, Tongue & Cheek, Devon, MPP, Lantao and More

    We know the best part of your day is when the clock strikes five and it's socially acceptable to hightail it to the bar for cheap drinks and greasy eats. That's why you put up with eight hours of work-a-day drudgery on the regular. But wait. There's some new, big winners. While you may think you've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Sole on the Ocean and Alba Host Reggae Beach Bowl and Cookout

    Q. You have some prime beachfront property and some NFL greats as pals -- plus you're into reggae music. What do you do? A. You host a reggae beach bowl and invite everyone you know. That's what the Sole on the Ocean hotel and Ralph Pagano's Alba Seaside Italian restaurant is doing tomorrow, Apri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Premium Blend's Chocolate Wine, 28-Proof Rum

    Hialeah-based Premium Blend produces standard wine products, such as Santos Sangria, Choco Noir (its chocolate wine), and V'Nillâ Noir, as well as wine-based products geared toward making restaurateurs' lives easier. Using wine, PB makes alcohol-flavored products that can be used in place of hard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Now That It's Over, Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim Offers Tips For Making a Great Cocktail at Home

    Cocktails took a spotlight at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival, with a host of events revolving around the art of mixology. Indeed, there's a nationwide revival of the art of making a beautiful cocktail, with bartenders and restaurants working together to form classic cocktails tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Viva La Raza: Places to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day This Sunday

    Time to bust out the cervezas and margaritas! In honor of El Grito this Sunday (that's Mexican Independence Day, for those of you who didn't know), we gathered three places where you can slap on a pair of huaraches, throw on a poncho, and finally wear that sombrero you got on that cruise a few yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Miami's Ten Coolest Cocktails For The Dog Days of Summer

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at's August in Miami. Walk out of your apartment and be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Five Cocktail Trends To Look Out For

    If the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans last week taught me one thing, it's that your liver can take five days of abuse as long as you feed it lots of red beans and rice. (Oh ... coconut water and cat naps work well, too.)Seriously, there was much to learn at Tales of the Cocktail. Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Miami Mixologists Represent at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans

    See also "Sra. Martinez's Robert Montero wins Marie Brizard cocktail challeng" and "Julio Cabrera of Sra. Martinez wins Campari cocktail competition at The Corner."Miami was well represented at the tenth anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail. This five-day long celebration of spirits brings the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Toast Ernest Hemingway's Birthday With These Cocktails

    See Best of Miami: Best MojitoErnest Hemingway -- author, journalist, hunter, sportsman, and booze hound -- will celebrate his 113th birthday Saturday, July 21. That day, thousands of fans and lookalikes (including Paula Deen's husband, Michael Groover) will converge on the streets of Key West, Hemi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Meat Market Starts Its Cocktail Renaissance With Mixologist John Lermayer

    Meat Market's Culinary & Cocktail Dinner with Mixologist John Lermayer Where: Meat Market When: Monday, June 25, 2012 Cost: $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity) Rundown: World-renowned mixologist John Lermayer, who has lived in Miami for the past six years while spearheading cocktail p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Yardbird, Peacock Garden Cafe: Avian Happy Hours Start Tonight

    What do Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and Peacock Garden Cafe have in common besides the fact that both restaurants are named after domesticated feathered creatures? They're both instituting some interesting new happy hours.Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is launching a weekday Southern Social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Late Night Happy Hours 'Round Miami in Honor of The Federal's

    We're squealing with glee! The Federal Food Drink & Provisions graced us with the news that they're opening for lunch starting February 20 (buffalo pig wings for lunch and dinner, yes please!) and adding midnight happy hour!We're talking specialty vermouth, sherry, and low-alc spirits for the Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Passion Fruit, Blackberry, and Mango Martinis at City Hall Go for Half Price!

    Photo by Marguerite Gil​At recently opened, City Hall, the Restaurant, on the Biscayne Corridor, the Cosmopolitan is known as The Mayor. All the martinis have politically inspired names such as The City Clerk, The Permit, The Key to The City, The Proclamation, The City Manager and The Commiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Zuma Imports Award-Winning Mixologist From London Venue

    Lesley Elliott​Zuma welcomes the addition of new bar manager Theo Von Ungern-Sternberg, an import from the restaurant's London outpost. Awarded top three of the 2011 UK National Pernod Absinthe Competition and the Snow Leopard Cup in 2008, he believes in his craft and apparently is really good at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Wrap Up: Miami's Hottest Mixologists Shake Things Up at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans

    ​Hardcore partiers and upscale drinkers- did you notice your favorite mixologists missing in action this past week? Were they kidnapped by aliens or even worse, migrate to other cities? No and no. Dont worry, we've got your answer!Miami's top mixologists hit up took over the city of New Orleans fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Wasting Away in Margaritaville

    On National Margarita Day (February 22), the margaritas will be flying at Margaritaville. ​Get ready to start channeling your inner Jimmy Buffett: It's National Margarita Day on Monday, February 22. While there are many stories about the creation of the legendary libation, the most enduring tale c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Grandpa's Martini Test at Chicago's Steakhouse & Tavern

    Old-school booze bombs: the Well-Mannered Dirty Martini, left, and Chicago's Martini​You know, Tom Brokaw was right when he called our grandparents the "Greatest Generation." Not only did they fight World War II and rescue the world from the evil clutches of fascism, but Grandpa and Grandma totall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Upcoming Food and Drink Calendar

    Lots of food and drink this month, so mark your calendars: Tonight, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Lola's on Harrison: Meet the Winemaker Dinner with Nada Guiseppe Vineyards, $75 all inclusive four-course dinner with pairings. 2032 Harrison St., Hollywood. 954-927-9851.Nightly, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Christine's Appeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Booze Hound - DiLido Beach Club

    After a hard day of filing my nails, receiving deep tissue massages, and ordering Manolo Blahniks from Neiman Marcus's online store (THANK GOD for the plummeting economy - sales are faaaabulous), there's nothing that I like more than grabbing my komodo dragon and baby panda-fur lined purse, driving ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Shake, Stir, Sip

    Martini Mondays at the Biltmore does it dirty.

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    April 17, 2008
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    August 3, 2006
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    May 12, 2005


    V Bar and Lounge

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    September 30, 2004
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    May 13, 2004
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    February 27, 2003

    Sunday, Bloody Mary Sunday

    Do brunch the right way

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    May 16, 2002
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    May 17, 2001

    Best Gimlet

    Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant

  • Bars and Clubs

    May 17, 2001
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    May 11, 2000

    Best Martini

    Mark's South Beach (in the Nash Hotel)

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    May 13, 1999
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