Cocktails & Spirits

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, and florals to create cocktails designed to relieve stress, kill pain, and work up the libido.

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The mixologist, who has collaborated with big-name chefs like David Bouley and Geoffrey Zakarian, was the genius behind cocktail bars Apotheke and Theater Bar in New York City. He also opened Drogerie at the Albion in Miami Beach, which Trummer described as "a pop-up to showcase my cocktail art as an exposition".

The Drawing Room will open on Wednesday, September 24, in the hotel's original lobby. The space will feature Tennessee granite columns and leather-wrapped couches. Bartenders will wheel brass cocktail carts, offering freshly crafted cocktails to guests.

Trummer's cocktail menu, titled "A Selection of House Medicines," invites guests to create their own "cocktail prescription." The menu includes a selection of house elixirs like opium essence, lavender and dill and is divided into classifications such as Stress Relievers, Pain Killers, and Aphrodisiacs. Signature cocktails include the Shooting Star and Hemingway Special.

Trummer's idea is that each cocktail will have its own unique taste. "No cocktail will be identical, as they are all designed on the spot based on the herbs and oils we have on hand that day. As apothecary, the 'chemist' in nature plays into our daily creations. All the knowledge and background I have gained from my global travels and studies, along with the great new team I am assembling, will help me deliver the next-level cocktail to an already-refined clientele."

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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