This weekend, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth's Root & Bone opens in South Miami, Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Bar hosts its annual cocktail class, and No. 3 Social offers seasonal drinks.
Seasonal Flavors at Coquito El Cid. Christmas is over, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy coquito. Sometimes called Puerto Rican eggnog, the recipe varies by household, but traditionally, it's made with coconut cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and a healthy helping of rum. Jacqueline Cid is the Puerto Rican coquito maker behind Coquito El Cid, which specializes in exotic versions of the classic holiday drink. This Miami Lakes-based operation offers various flavors daily, so call to see what's in stock. Flavors might include guava, pistachio, almond, Nutella, dulce de leche, coffee, and brandy. The cost for a bottle of original coquito is $23, and exotic flavors run $25. Coquito El Cid makes the beverage year-round and delivers throughout Miami-Dade. Call 305-302-2470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
Root & Bone Opens in South Miami. Just in time for the new year, Top Chef alums Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth will open a location of their popular Southern restaurant, Root & Bone, in South Miami on Saturday, December 29. Kickoff weekend will feature dinner service and a hangover brunch on New Year's Day. The restaurant will be closed on December 31. 5958 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami; 786-785-1001; rootnbone.com. Opening Saturday, December 29.
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Holiday Cocktails at No. 3 Social. At No. 3 Social, the rooftop cocktail bar above Norman Van Aken's restaurant Three, enjoy live music and nighttime views of downtown Miami while sipping a warm cup of Lookin' for Some Hot Stuff, a dark-rum hot chocolate enriched with walnut bitters and cocoa. Sweet and creamy, the dessert-like drink is topped with torched marshmallows ($15). It's the perfect treat to keep the holiday spirit alive. 50 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-395-5811; no3social.com.
Holiday Cocktail Class at Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Bar. Learn how to make your favorite seasonal cocktails at Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Bar's annual Holiday Cocktail Class. You'll begin by sipping a classic holiday cocktail upon arrival, then follow step-by-step instructions on creating your own rendition. The class includes numerous tastings and small bites. Plus, you'll get admission to the ice bar and a fur coat and gloves to wear while you're there. 7 p.m. Saturday, December 29, at Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Bar, 1672 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-2423; sobefireice.com. Tickets cost $50 via eventbrite.com.