Cocktails & Spirits

Miami's Five Best Mango Cocktails and Beers

The Illumination
The Illumination Courtesy of Tacology

click to enlarge The Illumination - COURTESY OF TACOLOGY
The Illumination
Courtesy of Tacology
In the Magic City, mangoes are king. From festivals to parades, the coveted fruit is regularly celebrated and craved throughout Miami. In the thick of mango season, there's no better way to sate the obsession than with boozy mango drinks. So leave your neighbor's mangoes alone and enjoy one of these juicy mango libations, from ale to tart martinis.
click to enlarge Finish Him - COURTESY OF THE LOCAL CRAFT FOOD & DRINK
Finish Him
Courtesy of The Local Craft Food & Drink
1. Finish Him at the Local Craft Food & Drink. The quaint eatery located in the heart of Coral Gables is pouring an idiosyncratic combo of mango and tequila. Finish Him is a sultry pastiche of Maestro Dobel Blanco, Sauvignon Blanc, lime, mango reduction, and a splash of grappa ($14). 150 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 305-648-5687; thelocal150.com.
click to enlarge The Illumination - COURTESY OF TACOLOGY
The Illumination
Courtesy of Tacology
2. The Illumination at Tacology. The visually stimulating Illumination ($14) is a wildly creative mélange of smoky Illegal Mezcal, sweet mango, and a hint of mint. Pair it with the restaurant's elote — grilled corn with cilantro mayo and chili ashes — for the perfect summer treat ($10). 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-347-5368; tacology.us.
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Attorney by day, foodie by night, Elena Vivas is a regular food and beverage contributor for Miami New Times. She was also an expert columnist for Foodable TV and a food editor for tropicult.com.
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