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Top Ten Martinis: From Doraku to Sustain to the Raleigh, Who's Number One?

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10. Doraku
Doraku's happy hour is legendary in South Beach. Each day from 5 to 7 p.m., Doraku's bar and outside tables fill up come rain or shine. Why so popular? Can you say $4 lychee martinis? That's right!Four bucks buys you a sweet, flowery martini, served chilled to near freezing. So satisfying, so right, this is one delicious deal in an otherwise expensive city.

9. Haven
This

South Beach techno lounge has got a martini for all you playahs in da

house that rank a cocktail by its price tag. The DiVine martini is a

classic dirty vodka martini with a caviar-stuffed olive. This drink will

cost you $40, which is around the price of a steak. But you'd much

rather be thin and fabulous, than eat. Right dahling?

Bourbon Steak
8. Bourbon Steak
If

you're deciding between dessert and a cocktail, then you must have the

key lime martini ($14) from Bourbon Steak in Aventura. This decadent

concoction is made with vanilla vodka, fresh squeezed lime, and a touch of cream. The rim

is lined with graham cracker crumbs to complete the picture. A great way

to have your cake and drink it too.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss