The Rum Line, a Caribbean-inspired bar that features (as the name implies) rum-centric cocktails, opens Thursday, November 6.
The outdoor cocktail lounge, adjacent to Lure Fishbar at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, is owned by New York City restaurateurs John McDonald, Joshua Pickard, and Josh Capon of Mercer Street Hospitality (also owners of Lure). Lure Fishbar's Robert Ferrara will serve as bar director, who is charged with bringing classic cocktails, like the Hemingway daiquiri, to life.
Ferrara, who created an entire collection of nautically themed libations for Lure, is looking forward to working with the spirit of the Caribbean. "The origin of the bar's name hails from the Prohibition era when ships from the Caribbean transported rum to Florida's coasts to supply the speakeasies. We're bringing back the rum renaissance by paying homage to Hemingway and the brilliant minds of that time with classic cocktails at an accessible price in a laid-back environment."
The bar will feature a mix of old and new favorites, along with lost recipes uncovered from the 1930s through '50s. Featured cocktails include punches served in scorpion bowls; the Donkey Kong, made with Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Banane du Brasil, orgeat, and lime; and the Green-Eyed Bandit, made with Avuá cachaça, fresh kale, cucumber juice, and lime.
Of particular interest is the Cargo Ship, made with Ron Zacapa 23, Batavia Arrack, Panther coffee reduction, and mole bitters, served in a Talisker Storm-rinsed glass. That's right -- Panther Coffee finally makes it into a Miami cocktail!
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Light bites with tropical flair like crispy oysters, grilled shrimp skewers with mango salsa, and baby-back ribs with guava barbecue sauce can be paired with your drinks.
The Rum Line opens November 6. Its hours are Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.