Liquor and Spirits

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Albert Trummer's The Drawing Room: Fire, Elixirs, and Prescription Potables

    Albert Trummer prefers being called a pharmacist to a mixologist. And, he's correct, in a fashion. Long before there were pills to be popped to assist your sleep, give you energy, or help you "get it up," pharmacists prescribed tinctures, elixirs, and potables that "cured what ailed you." Some of ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    The Search for Miami's Best Bloody Mary is On

    When the work week is going bad, there's one thing that can keep us going to the weekend: the promise of a Bloody Mary. There's something about this savory beverage that just says "weekend". Maybe its the claim that the cocktail' is a surefire cure for hangovers (with its mixture of salt and spiri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Three Boozy Lemonade Recipes For Your Weekend Picnic

    Have you been outside? It's freaking hot out there. The only thing August in Miami is good for is sitting on a beach or your backyard and having an ice cold lemonade. Or a cocktail. Or both. There's really nothing better than a cold glass of tart, sweet lemonade. Unless, of course, you pike it. Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    World Cup 2014: How to Make a Caipirinha from Edge Steak & Bar's Copa Lounge

    World Cup mania is in full swing! A country that rarely shows interest in soccer is now crowding bars and restaurants around the city to catch the action. Maybe it's for the sake of feeling part of all or maybe it's because we're truly engulfed with pride for the red, white, and blue. One thing we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Hedy Goldsmith Inspired by Rare Rum: A Cupcake is Born (Recipe)

    If you've ever wondered how a recipe is created, here's a chance to get inside the head of one of Miami's sweetest chefs. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink's executive pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith, has created a Stormy Seven Fathoms cupcake with coconut lime frosting. The cupcake is an Island holiday i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Margaritas

    We've all had them. Those neon-green frozen things, reeking of cheap tequila and tasting like chemicals. That, dear friends, is not a margarita. The real drink is elegant and perfectly balanced. There are conflicting stories about the margarita's genesis, but many claim the drink, made with fresh l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Saint Patrick's Day in Miami: Here's Where to Get Your Shamrock On

    Since the early 17th century, Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is celebrated on March 17 with feasts and parades to honor the patron saint of Ireland. The celebration is so huge and generally accepted, that in the Emerald Isles, the church lifts Lent restrictions on food and alcoh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Daniel Boulud Cooks Four-Course Meal at DB Bistro Moderne (Photos)

    On Saturday afternoon, one of the world's most talented chefs dropped into his Miami outpost to cook lunch for his fans. Daniel Boulud joined his DB Bistro Moderne executive chef, Jason Pringle, and team to cook a meal straight out of his latest book, Daniel: My French Cuisine. The book celebrates t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Timon Balloo Talks Negronis, Italy, and Bocce Bar

    At Bocce Bar, Timon Balloo doesn't replicate Italian dishes. "My goal wasn't to see a recipe and repeat it, but to learn about the culture behind it," he explains. Before opening the two-month-old restaurant in midtown, he took two research trips to Italy. There, he explored markets, ate copious ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013
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    September 20, 2013

    Rusty Pelican's A Taste Of Peru: Third Annual Gourmet Festival Next Tuesday

    The Peruvian-American Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the third Peru Gourmet Festival next Tuesday, showcasing both the food and drink of the South American country. Marisol Chocano Gomez, president of the Chamber, says the event will feature, "The best Peruvian restaurants in South Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Spris Announces September Opening of Location in Downtown Miami

    The popular Lincoln Road eatery Spris is heading to downtown Miami. The pizzeria's location is set to open the first week of September and can accommodate 40 in its indoor and outdoor dining areas. The restaurant has long been a favorite of South Beach residents and has been named Best Pizza by Mia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    La Mexicana Cantina & Grill, Mexican Sports Bar, Coming to Brickell

    If there's one thing Miami doesn't have nearly enough of (besides courteous drivers), it's Mexican food. West Coast transplants are all too familiar with guacamole withdrawal. But Brickell is about to get a shiny new option with La Mexicana Cantina & Grill. And this spot isn't just about tasty eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    How to Make a Classic Singapore Sling (Photos)

    As the mixology movement takes root across Miami -- classic, pre-Prohibition era cocktails are all the rage. Old favorites like the Blood and Sand, the South Side and the Manhattan are making a stiff comeback, re-introducing the masses to gin, bourbon and other liquors too often shelved in favor of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Josh's Deli Scores Small Business Grant, Launches Donuts

    Josh's Deli received the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant from Miami-Dade county yesterday. The grant, which provides financial assistance to for-profit small businesses, awards different sums to each grantee. The Surfside deli, known for its house-cured meats and homespun eats, was granted $2,500. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    American Harvest, New Organic Vodka: Try Florida-Inspired Cocktails (Recipe)

    In a market flooded with synthetic, sweet vodkas in flavors like Swedish fish, Fruit Loops, and yes, glazed doughnuts -- a pure, natural one is a breath of fresh air. Hence the appeal of American Harvest, a new organic spirit by the makers of Grey Goose. The new vodka is popping up in bars, restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Mad Men Returns Sunday: Swine's Head Bartender Makes Cocktails (Recipes)

    The sixth season of Mad Men premieres this Sunday, April 7, at 9 p.m. on AMC, and already the spoilers are coming in from blogs and online magazines. We won't share any of them, except to state the obvious -- the two hour episode will have Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Joan Harris, and the rest of Ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Ten Jameson and Craft Brew Pairings for St. Patrick's Day

    Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like shots of Jamo, aka Jameson, Ireland's (and America's) favorite whiskey. This popular spirit is all over the place for this weekend's festivities, from its key role in Irish Car Bombs to pairings with pickle juice. But if you wanna get a little more creative - an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    db Bistro Moderne: Smoked Pigeon and Sazerac on New Menu Tonight

    Unfortunately, people don't just stumble into db Bistro Moderne. We say unfortunately, because aside from the sleek yet simple Mad Men décor, the Michael Mann view, and the engaging and knowledgeable staff, db Bistro does not play around when it comes to food and drink. Set inside the southeast co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Yardbird's Pappy Van Winkle: Does This Beach Eatery Have Best Bourbon?

    Pappy Van Winkle is undeniably the "it" spirit. Distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky, these America spirits are rare, expensive, and the drink of choice of celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Sean Brock, and Mario Batali. The bourbons, which are rated near perfect by Wine Enthusiast magazine and T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    MC Kitchen, PB Steak, Khong River House: New Hotspots Introduce Brunch

    Miami's on one heck of a brunch kick, and why not? It's arguably the most exciting meal of the week, usually enjoyed with a group of friends or loved ones, and likely involves drinking alcoholic beverages long before the sun sets.Three of Miami's newest hot spots have introduced brunch -- each with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Winter Crocktails Chase Away the Cold

    Tonight's forecast for Miami is a frigid 64 degrees. Sure, it sounds like nirvana to those of you practically anywhere else on the planet, but if you've lived in Miami all your life -- that's cold for denizens of the sub-tropics.Add in a record outbreak of the flu, and that means tonight is a great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Ten Flavored Vodkas We'd Like to See in Stores

    Arguably, 2012 was the year that flavored vodka jumped the shark. Once limited to simple, (semi) natural flavors like cherry, vanilla and citrus, this year the industry made inroads into liquid flavors we never thought possible. From salted caramel and chocolate covered cherry to Fruit Loops and PB& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Floridians Drink 27.8 Gallons of Beer on Average Each Year (Which Actually Isn't a Lot)

    If you're an average Floridian, you would have consumed exactly 27.8 gallons of beer in the 2011. That sort of sounds like a lot, but it turns out that compared to other states, Florida only ranks 33rd when it comes to per capita beer consumption according to a new report from the Beer Institute.&nb ... 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

    July 19, 2012

    Tweet Up tonight at Mercadito & Happy Hour Party tomorrow at Tarpon Bend

    Join the tequila party tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mercadito in Midtown. There will be complimentary traditional margaritas and free light-bites. Hosted by New Times, the party continues tomorrow night as well, head a bit more north to Tarpon Bend in Fort Lauderdale for free Absolut Miami vodka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Five Local Bartenders Compete Tonight in Marie Brizard Cocktail Challenge

    Five of Miami's top mixologists will compete tonight for the opportunity to shake their stuff at the annual Tales of the Cocktail in the Marie Brizard USA Cocktail Challenge Semifinals.The competition, which is free and open to the public, takes place tonight from 6 - 8 p.m. at Blackbird Ordinary. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Jim Marshall, Founder of Marshall Amps, Dead at 88

    Jim Marshall, the English inventor of the famed Marshall amplifier favored by guitar-oriented rock artists, also known and the "Father of Loud", died yesterday in his Buckinghamshire home. He was 88.Marshall started developing his amplifiers in 1960, answering the call from customers such as Pete To ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 10, 2011
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    August 9, 2011

    Santana, Pharrell, and Lil John: Celebrities With Liquor Brands

    ​These days it's not enough to have just one job. In this economy, you have to be a hustler to get by. If you're lucky, maybe you'll even be successful.Celebrities are no different; they like to have their hands in the cookie jar too. It's easy to criticize stars -- say they're sellouts. We say th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Talking Tequila With the Industry's Head Honcho Francisco Gonzalez

    We might equate tequila with lime chasers, tropical cocktails, and a hazy night or two. But to Francisco Gonzalez, president of the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry, it means a taste of Mexico, even when he's far away from home.Home for Gonzalez is Los Altos, the highlands of Jalisco, a stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    National Tequila Day on Sunday: Try a Lite Margarita at 100 Calories

    via Taylor StrategyTradicional Silver Margarita​Looking for an American holiday in July, to get black-out-drunk and wake up smelling of burritos and urine? Try National Tequila Day this Sunday (plan to call in sick on Monday and Tuesday). In honor of this growing phenomenon,"tequila ambassador" Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Colombian White for a Different Kind of Buzz

    ​Bringing a new product to market is an ambitious endeavor. But for three Miamians, a strong friendship, Colombian roots, and a mutual love of aguardiente has led them to commercialize Colombian White -- a premium spirit derived from sugar cane with hints of anise.It all began at Juan Saldarriaga' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Dine With Dolphins, Sushi for Singles, and Godiva Cocktails for Valentine's Day

    A Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka on the rocks. ​The stereotypical Valentine's Day: Roses, a box of chocolates, and a candle-lit dinner. There is probably a significant population of people bored with chick-flick induced ideas of romance and looking to do something new. For those hoping to take the ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    November 29, 2010

    Friendly Liqueurs That Help You Digest

    via Flickr _gee_One of these things is not like the other...​Our friend, the Cocktail Mia has done yet another public service. Apart from teaching us new and clever ways to imbibe, she has compiled a list of digestifs to help us deal with our bulbous T-Day bellies. These friendly beverages help tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Ten Weird Vodkas: From Root Beer to Bacon and Bubble Gum

    Raspberry, pink grapefruit, bubble gum and now "wild cherri" will be joining the flavored vodka market. Vodka withs something odd mixed in reminds us of the steak and potatoes ice cream we once chowed on in a little mountain place in Venezuela. But that's a story for another day. When you add someth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Burger & Beer Joint Makes A Mean Harlem Mini-Cocktail

    Tasting Panel Magazine and Harlem Kruiden Liqueur gathered a dozen mixologists at Philippe Chow last week, and challenged them to create a "mini" 2oz. cocktail using the herby Harlem Liqueur from Holland with any ingredients of their choosing. Harlem, incidentally, is the "ice cold shot drink" from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Cafeina Lounge in Wynwood on the Happy Hour Hunt

    ​Welcome to the new darling of Wynwood. The sexy gallery-meets-lounge-meets-outdoor oasis manages to be warm and welcoming without being stuffy. Every corner of Cafeina is lined with simplistic detail layered over a romantic color palate; damask table tops with geometrically curious legs, a lamp s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Kiss My Cocktail: French Kiss from RA Sushi

    RA Sushi's French Kiss​Beginning our countdown to sexy, salacious beverages that are sure to turn even innocent Cupid into a binge drinker by Valentine's Day is the creamy French Kiss, available only at RA Sushi Bar Restaurants from Monday, February 8 to Sunday, February 14. This classy concoction ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Elvis' 75th Birthday Celebrated in Cocktail Recipes

    Jailhouse On The RocksToday would have been Elvis' 75th birthday. In his honor Three-O Vodka (more formally known as Three Olives Vodka) has thoughtfully compiled a few cocktail recipes to help you remember The King (preferably the early years). Three-O's food-pairing suggestions include peanut butt ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Chris "Ludacris" Bridges Talks Conjure Cognac, Eating in Miami, and Drinks for Breakfast

    via conjurecognac.com20 million album selling rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges with world renowned Cognac maker Kim Birkedal Hartmann.​No competitive cognac introduced to the market in the past 50 years? That's Ludacris.A new cognac to dip cigars in? That's Ludacris.Conjure Cognac? That's Ludacris. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Free Drinks at the Key Largo Food & Wine Fest Kickoff Party at Tradewinds Liquors

    image via in the keys.​To paraphrase Friday, one of the funniest comedies of 1995, 'I know you don't go to the Keys. I know this. But I'mma get you drunk for free. 'Cause it's almost Friday, you ain't got no job, and you ain't got shit to do.'The Key Largo Food & Wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Cartoon Ice and St. Germain Dreams: It's Refined Cocktail Time at Fratelli Lyon and EOS

    Jackie SayetEven the garnish is a star at EOSWe've come to expect high quality ingredients and technique in fine dining kitchens around town, so why shouldn't the same principle be applied behind the bar?  It is now thanks to a new focus on natural spirits, supporting mixers and special touches ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Jamaican Me Crazy: Appleton Estate Rum

    Jamaica's orange and vanilla scented Appleton Rum is the taste of smooth sophistication. Coming in on a wave from our friendly neighbors to the south, this sweet brand has flooded Miami hot spots like the Fontainebleau while making frequent trips into the mouth of this thirty Booze Hound, who very m ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

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