Cocktails & Spirits

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Cocktails, Desserts

Breast Cancer Awareness Month runs through the end of October, and myriad Miami restaurants and bars have curated eats and drinks to benefit cancer research. 

In its 31st year, the campaign was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, now a part of AstraZeneca, which produces several drugs to fight breast cancer.

To continue to raise awareness and give back, these Miami spots have added some sweet-tasting pink flair to the monthlong campaign. 

The Biltmore
Snag a few pink macarons at the hotel’s retail shop every Monday through the end of October. The Biltmore's signature French restaurant, Palme d’Or, launched a $69 prix-fixe menu as well, and the Cellar Club, Cascade, and 19th Hole bars crafted a specialty cocktail – the raspberry pisco sour – for the month too. At the Biltmore Bar, find a pink martini.

The Continental
One dollar from every frozen guava margarita ($12) — made with guava purée, tequila, and freshly squeezed lime juice — sold at the Continental will go toward breast cancer research.  
In partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Dirt has pledged to donate $1 from each sale of the restaurant's new rosewater Greek yogurt parfait ($7.50) along with its favorite "blush" juice ($11), which blends watermelon, pineapple, lemon, and mint. The yogurt is made with gluten-free oats and spiced with cardamom, and some layers of parfait include dried blueberries and goji berries, which are filled with antioxidants believed to prevent breast cancer.

Dolce Italian
The spicy raspberry Collins ($8), infused with ginger beer, is available through the end of October. From each drink, $1 will be donated to research. 

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Fontainebleau has joined forces with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami to host the eighth-annual Bleau Goes Pink campaign. Three-course prix-fixe dinner menus are available at StripSteak by Michel Mina and Scarpetta. Each menu includes an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and a glass of Conde Valdemar Rioja. For every dinner ordered, $5 will be donated to Sylvester. Chez Bon Bon, the Fontainebleau’s patisserie shop, offers pastries and specialty sweets such as raspberry éclairs, mille-feuille, and rose lychee macarons all month long too.

Two dollars from every Pink Lady cocktail ($14), made with gin, grenadine, cream, and cherries, will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Lobby Bar and Driftwood Room at Nautilus
Purchase a pink fizz cocktail ($13) at the Lobby Bar or Driftwood Room, both located inside the Nautilus, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It comes topped with a splash of cranberry, and $1 per drink goes toward research. Poolside, find a frozen rosé drink ($15), and $1 from each purchase will go toward research too.

La Moderna
At La Moderna, try the Pink Panther cocktail ($6), infused with strawberry and rose essence. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Nikki Beach
This Sunday, October 16, Nikki Beach will feature its virgin Pink-a-Colada for $5 during its annual Think Pink brunch. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Brunch will feature pink decor and various raffle prizes. The meal, which offers a buffet with a paella station, omelets, and customizable bloody marys, costs $49.95. 
Sbe Miami
All Sbe restaurants across Miami — including Cleo, the Bazaar by José AndrésKatsuya, the Restaurant at the Raleigh, Hyde Beach, and Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails — have joined forces with the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Each venue will donate $1 from all sales of select “pink” items, including the mixed panna cotta at the Bazaar; sweet miso chawanmushi with pink marshmallow and a watermelon-cucumber mojito at Katsuya; and pink sangria paired with pomegranate panna cotta at Cleo. 

The Sarsaparilla Club and the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge 
Find the Prickly Power cocktail at the Sarsaparilla Club and the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge, located inside the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From each drink, $1 will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

Toro Toro
Splurge on Toro Toro's La Bomba, made pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The decadent dessert, which costs $20 to $35 depending upon the size, contains dulce de leche and strawberry ice creams, cream cheese mousse, crunchy almond cookie crumbs, and fresh berries. Twenty percent of the proceeds from each order will go directly toward research at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

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