Gin-Centric Happy Hour at the Traymore
When you come to think of it, Miami should steal gin away from the Brits as their adopted spirit. It's light and perfect for a warm afternoon, yet so much more complex than vodka. With that in mind, maybe it's time to head out to the Traymore Restaurant and Bar at the Metropolitan by Como, for its new gin-forward happy hour. Tonight (and every night) from 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy signature cocktails for $10 each; select wines by the glass for $8 and house liquor for $8. Head bartender Jack Araque's favorite libations include a Collins Park, made with 209 gin, St. Germain, lemon, watermelon, and basil; a Traymore 1939, made with Noilet's gin, rosemary syrup, orange Curacao, grapefruit, and pomegranate; or a Miami-style Singapore Sling, made with Gordon's gin, Bendictine, Cointreau, cherry, and pineapple. Want a custom creation? There are more than 40 imported gins from around the world to choose from, along with a fully stocked bar of every other spirit under the sun.
Toscana Divino Shucks For a Buck (Bubbly Too)
Do you have champagne wishes and oyster dreams on a beer budget? Head over to Toscana Divino tonight for its Friday oyster and champagne happy hour. The Mary Brickell Village restaurant starts the weekend off right with a Friday celebration that features one-dollar oysters, shucked to order and $8 glasses of prosecco, served from 6 to 8 p.m. Boss give you a raise? Celebrate with a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne for $75 (usually $120). There's also $3 beers, $5 select wines, $6 cocktails, and bar bites starting at $6.