Cocktails & Spirits

Miami Tequila Express: A Boozy Night at Baoli, Haven, Mercadito, and More

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We started our journey at Baoli. The South Beach restaurant offered us three shots, which progressed from blanco to añejo with each drink.

Then we sat down for a berry, tequila, and elderflower cocktail, which was paired with salmon, veggie egg rolls, and chicken skewers.

At the second stop, Haven, we were also welcomed with shots. But these babies couldn't get us drunk. They were warm, pure agave nectar -- a beverage that tasted a lot like hot maple syrup.

The duck tacos from next door's Huahua's Taqueria were beyond heavenly. They were the best thing we tasted all night. To wash them down, Haven prepared a cocktail that was infused with serrano chili peppers. It was spicy as hell, but the heat was balanced with sweet figs.

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Carina Ost