Liquor and Spirits

  • 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

    March 4, 2014

    Ancho Reyes Chile Liquor Debuts in Miami March 10

    Ancho Reyes Chile Liquor, a distinctly different type of spirits, will be making its debut in the Miami market for the first time on March 10, according to William Grant and Sons Distillers, the Scottish distillery responsible for brands such as Sailor Jerry rum, Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisk ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    February 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Bourbon Tea Toddy Crocktail For a Cold Evening

    Last night Miamians experienced a rare sensation. When walking the dog or making that long trek from the car to Publix to grab a few things for dinner, we were faced with new bodily sensations -- goosebumps and shivering. You are not dying. You are just cold -- like the rest of the ever-lovin' world ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving Cocktail: The Pilar Alexander by Julio Cabrera

    Thanksgiving is this Thursday and, while most of us will open a few bottles of wine for the main meal, we suggest welcoming family and friends with a smart cocktail. But what cocktail is appropriate for Thanksgiving in Miami? If we could dream, we'd love to see a classic winter libation interpreted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Miami Dolphins Opener: 11 Fun Drink Ideas For This Weekend's Game

    Sunday marks the first Miami Dolphins home game of the year, which means it's time to dust off those tents and charcoal grills that have been laying in your garage for the past eight months. It appears the Dolphins have raised their game on the field, so it's only fair you meet that intensity off of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Jeff Michaud To Pop-Up at Harry's Pizzeria Tomorrow, Shares Recipe For Limoncello

    Around the same time Mason jars became hip, home cooking became a competitive sport. Foodists no longer impress friends with homespun gifts: sourdough bread, strawberry jam, pies filled with Granny Smith apples, rainbows, and tears. Now, cooks must master duck prosciutto, pickled ramps, and ricotta. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Johnnie Walker Teaches New Times How To Make Bitters

    Growing up in a Nicaraguan household, my first introduction to hard liquor came from my dad's bottle of Johnnie Walker Red. Nicas love hanging out with Johnnie. He's a smooth cat who's been the master at concocting aromatic, amber spirits since the 1800s. At the tender age of 13, I became a full-fle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Moves Off Beach, Expands

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival director Robert Burr is what you might call "rum obsessed." The author of's national rum page has about 900 bottles of rum in his private collection, hosts rum cruises on which fans can tour various distilleries at exotic ports of call, and is hosting ... 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

    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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Happy Repeal Prohibition Day: Miami's Chefs Tell Us Their Favorite Drinks

    If you think government is meddling in your affairs now (we're talking to you, Fox News), you should have been around in the early 20th Century, when Christian organizations and the federal government decided that most of our country's ills -- such as poverty, mental illness, crime, and bad behavior ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Cognac Heir Cyril Camus on Hunting Boar With a Knife, Calls Incredible Hulk "A Bit Redundant"

    If Cyril Camus had not been the heir to the fifth-largest cognac house in the world -- and the largest to be family-owned and -operated -- Camus Cognac would have had to pull him from soot-faced Dickensian obscurity and put him in charge anyway.He has the longish hair and perma-stubble of the rakes ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Kahlúa Iced Coffee In A Can: Why Not?

    Kahlúa buys an awful lot of coffee beans to create its liqueur, so why not take those same Arabica beans (from Veracruz, Mexico) to make coffee, then take the two beverages, blend them, seal in cans, and roll out as Kahlúa Iced Coffee?It certainly makes sense. The resultant cocktail is 5 percent a ... 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

    April 2, 2012

    Miami Rum Renaissance Returns For Fourth Annual Edition

    ​For Robert, Robert Jr. and Robin Burr, rum isn't just a type of liquor, it's a way of life."[Rum] is an incredible spirit," said the elder Robert, the family's patriarch and founder of Miami's Rum Renaissance, which takes place April 16-22. "And now it's experiencing a renaissance of appreciation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    The Broken Shaker Guys: Moonshine Cherries and Building a Cocktail

    ​It happens every once in a while. A mystery box arrives from a PR firm, usually introducing a new product or book. We've gotten coffee, coconut water, red wine vinegar, and cupcakes, to name a few. But even I was surprised when the UPS guy arrived recently with two mason jars filled with Ole Smok ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Light Your Cocktail on Fire for Halloween and Watch It Smoke at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach

    Guess you have to sip this in the smoking section.The Ritz-Carlton South Beach has come up with the perfect spooky sipper to kick off Halloween weekend."I named the cocktail Fired Up and Teed Off because it incorporates fire into it when lighting up the Grand Marnier and also features yerba mate tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Tonight: Texas de Brazil Hosts Meaty Wine Dinner & Louis XIII Cognac Finale

    ​Calling all meat and booze lovers (classy types only): Texas de Brazil, the Brazilian churrascaria on South Beach, is hosting a four-course wine dinner tonight, bookended by champagen reception beforehand and what is called the "Louis XIII Experience." Mr. XIII will not be appearing, but Steele C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Monty's, Balans and Blue Martini: Fatty Drinks the FDA Doesn't Want You to Know

    Lesley ElliottIs your alcohol adding on pounds?​The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seems to believe that when it comes to alcohol consumption, ignorance is bliss. It's easy to suck down those creamy, calorie-ridden drinks without thinking about fat and sugar intake, but are we doing ourselves a ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Morton's Sparkling Sleigh Ride Crashes & Burns

    Morton's Sparkling Sleigh Ride​Miami is quickly developing its own cocktail culture. There are bar chefs at the W South Beach (Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta from Bar Lab), Mercadito Midtown (Paul Tanguay and Paul Carducci from Tippling Bros.) Club 50 at the Viceroy (David Ortiz and Julio Cabrer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Head to El Rancho Grande for a Pop Rocks, Halloween-Inspired Tequila Shot

    ​El Rancho Grande has managed to combine two things we love dearly; tequila and Pop Rocks. The candy that tingles your mouth and the alcohol that burns your esophagus have come together in perfect harmony with the "Pop Rocks On" shot. It is made of Hornitos Premium Tequila lined with sweet ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Official Halloween Blended Whisky: The Black Grouse

    Lee KleinNice gift to find under the Halloween tree!The black grouse is the newest addition to  The Famous Grouse whiskey family. It is touted as having the richest, smoothest flavor of any blended Scotch. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible (whisky bible?)  describes it as "so gentle, with waves of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Labor Day Libations: Brambleberry Mash

    ​Fire up the grill...It's that time again, Labor Day is upon us. The last, long weekend of summer vacation marking the time that kids go back to school and it's time to get busy at work again. With hammies and ribs on the coals already, that distinct smell of burning embers wafts through the air a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Kiss My Cocktail: The Bombshell for Sex and the City 2 Gals

    ​Not one of those die-hards who stood outside in four-inch heels waiting to see the girls of Sex and the City get all U.A.E. up in there? Congrats--you've earned our respect. We toast your restraint with... The Bombshell.The Bombshell½ oz Tangerine juice¼ oz Maraschino liqueur3 oz Champagne (Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    The Kentucky Derby = Mint Julep Recipe

    A Wild Turkey Julep​The Kentucky Derby takes off today, and if you're like me, that means Mint Julep time (I think there might be horses involved as well, but I've never been). Wild Turkey's Master Distiller Jimmy Russell has put together the following classic Julep recipe, which to no great surpr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Free Leblon Cachaca Last Night at Primary Flight Opening Party at Art Center South Florida

    Jacob KatelWhen art makes you thirsty......​Leblon Cachaca sponsored last night's drinks for the "Blue Print For Space" exhibit opening at Art Center South Florida (800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach). The exhibition features work by street and graffiti artists and is affiliated with the Primary Flight ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Strawberry Fields, Not Forever

    Nothing like a tall glass of fresh Florida strawberriesThe Florida Strawberry Growers Association wants to remind us that strawberries are not forever: The big season for our Florida beauties, grown mostly in Plant City and Dover, is November to March. It's your last chance to gorge on one of our mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 15, 2007

    Spiritual Fare

    A Jewish chef walks into a bar …

  • Calendar

    December 7, 2006
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    February 2, 2006
  • Calendar

    January 19, 2006
  • News

    June 9, 2005

    Super Booze Me

    A sobering journey into one man's weeklong binge in the world of alcohol distribution

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2005
  • Dining

    November 14, 2002

    Naughty, Naughty Cognac

    The French liqueur puts S&M and South Beach to work on a new ad campaign

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Joe Bonamassa

    So, It's Like That "Medalist Records"

  • Shops and Wares

    May 17, 2001

    Best Liquor Store

    Tio's Liquors

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001

    Best Restaurant In Coconut Grove

    Mezzanotte in the Grove

  • Bars and Clubs

    May 11, 2000

    Best Place For Cocktails

    Marlin Bar (in the Marlin Hotel)

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Set 'Em Up and Go

    One of the best bartenders in the world lives in Miami, but he's hanging up his apron

  • Dining

    December 22, 1994
  • News

    January 2, 1991
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