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    April 18, 2014

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

    Hold on to your liver, mateys. 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 past years, the festival has grown from a poolside fete to a multi-day event that features mixology ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Has Mercadito Midtown Closed? UPDATED

    Mercadito Midtown, the taco restaurant that served custom margaritas, has closed. Locations in Chicago and New York remain open. The website, which still boasts taco Tuesday and happy hour specials, also succinctly states: We are temporarily closed, we apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you. ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    The Federal's Booze Fairy: New Cocktails, Bottomless Happy Hour

    There's only one thing that could put us in a better mood than the announcement of a new happy hour. And that's the announcement of a bottomless happy hour by The Federal Food Drink & Provisions, along with new cocktails crafted by The Federal's "Booze Fairy" Emily Brown (because Mixologist is soooo ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    November 29, 2013

    Radio Bar Celebrates First Anniversary With New Beverage Director, Fall Cocktails

    Locals began to notice the giant radio tower on South of Fifth only when a bar popped up next to it. Can you blame us? We Miamiams love a good cocktail, and Radio Bar knows how to serve them. The pop-up-turned-permanent establishment, marks a year in December. Along with celebrating an anniversary, ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Sergey Lebedev of the Local House on Mixology, Miami, and His Favorite Drinks

    Sergey Lebedev looks like the Hollywood version of a South Beach bartender. He's handsome, dresses fashionably, and wears plenty of product in his hair. He also makes a mean cocktail. Recently crowned the Ultimate Miami Bartender during the Ultimate Miami weekend competition, Lebedev works behind t ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013
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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Doré South Beach Serves French-Inspired Eats and Mixology Treats

    Looking for a bit more of the European aesthetic in your life? Doré South Beach, the newest addition to the Ritz-Carlton, is serving French-inspired, high-end eats with a mixology twist. Diners can sip pear-infused pisco and watermelon purée while nibbling on hamachi tartare and homemade tor ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Lee Schrager on SoBeWFF, Mixology and Where He Eats in Miami: Hip and Hot, Part Two

    One of the hottest things right now, according to Lee Schrager, is mixology -- the skill of blending cocktails with a focus on quality ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. "There's so much emphasis on cocktails right now," he says. To reflect what he calls the "big explosion of mixology, ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Miami Mint Mojito Makes It As A Polar Seltzer Flavor

    "Mixologists" at Polar Beverages have created a Limited Edition Collection of premium seltzers with flavors inspired by the summer season. Each of five "destination flavors" come with a passport-like stamp across the label that references the port of origin.Miami is paid homage to via Mint Mojito, a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Candy Corn Cocktails and Pumpkin Pie-tinis

    Judging by the mind-numbing number of holiday-inspired cocktail recipes we've received, seems booze companies have really gotten into the Halloween spirit this year. We've combed through them all and plucked what we think are the two most distinctive, potentially crowd-pleasing drinks: Pumpkin Pie-t ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    DonQ Screamer: The Perfect Cocktail for Fright Night

    ​Halloween is right around the corner and we can smell fear around us. Whether it's because of the psychotic neighbor who's decided to reenact SAW in his front yard, or the girlfriend who convinced you that Ken and Barbie is a great couples costume, sometimes you need a string drink on Halloween.S ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    May 7, 2009

    Mother's Day Munchies

    A few epicurean ways to tell that special lady you love her.

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    February 6, 2009

    Slow Booze at Lola's

    Get lit without guilt at Lola'sTo celebrate their recent Golden Spoon Award for Best Place for a Cocktail, Lola's on Harrison is teaming up with the Glades to Coast Slow Food Chapter on February 17th for a night of locavore mixology and finger foods. Cost is $25*** for cocktails and canapes. Join th ... More >>

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    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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    January 1, 2009
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    September 18, 2008

    Shake, Stir, Sip

    Martini Mondays at the Biltmore does it dirty.

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    August 15, 2008
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    August 8, 2008
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    April 17, 2008
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    March 20, 2008

    TGIF, Baby!

    Leave your workplace woes behind at Uva69.

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    August 3, 2006
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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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    August 23, 2001

    Pretty in Pink

    Cocktail chic

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    May 17, 2001
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