Lookingglass Alice at the Adrienne Arsht Center isn't exactly your typical night at the theater. For one, in order to see the show, you must travel onto the stage and through a giant looking glass to get to your seat, so you're essentially part of the show.
Once through the looking glass, you'll be immersed in Lewis Carroll's world, with a twist — there's a giant Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat, as well as a very acrobatic Alice. To make the evening more interactive, the Arsht Center's Brava! restaurant has created a series of Wonderland-inspired cocktails to enjoy before and during the show. Each libation gives life to the strange world and creatures Alice encounters during her visit to Wonderland. The cocktails cost $14 each and are made with fresh juices and premium wines and spirits.
They're available at Brava! and at the center's theater bars before and during the show, which runs through Sunday, August 16. This isn't the first time the Arsht Center has created theatrical-themed cocktails. In the past, the Arsht Center created drinks for the interactive disco take on A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Donkey Show.
The caterpillar pear margarita is made with Don Julio Blanco tequila, agave syrup, pear nectar, and lime juice.
The Cheshire Cat blueberry lemonade features Stoli vodka, St-Germain liqueur, blueberry purée, and freshly squeezed lemonade.
Are you feeling jumpy? A glass of White Rabbit sangria, made with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, prosecco, light rum, and fruit juices, will calm your nerves. There's also a Queen of Hearts sangria, made with Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, spiced rum, and fruit juices.
The Wonderland Punch is a blend of Captain Morgan pineapple rum, passionfruit syrup, mango nectar, and pineapple and cranberry juices.
Brava! also offers a weekend brunch buffet, served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., which offers treats such as red velvet waffles, cooked-to-order omelets, carving stations, seasonal fresh fruit, pastries, and desserts. Soft drinks, juice, and coffee are included in the $36.50 price for adults and $16 for kids under 12. The cocktails are available at an additional cost, and tickets to a show are not required to partake of the brunch.
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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.