Cocktails & Spirits

Miami's Best Valentine's Day Cocktails to Get You in the Mood

1-800-Lucky's Love at First Sight
1-800-Lucky's Love at First Sight Photo courtesy of 1-800-Lucky
This Friday, February 14, marks another Valentine's Day, and whether you're wading through the five stages of a breakup or love-struck by Cupid's arrow, Miami bars and restaurants are here to cater to your every emotion.

Scrap the overpriced dinner and cozy up to the bar with your lover or your bestie. From romantic champagne coupes festooned with petals to over-the-top goblets of Vanderpump Rosé, these heartfelt tipples are guaranteed to get you in the mood. Here are the Magic City's top Valentine's Day-themed libations.

1-800-Lucky

143 NW 23rd St., Miami
305-768-9826
1800lucky.com

For those searching for love at first sight, head to Wynwood's 1-800-Lucky this Friday. The vodka-based Love at First Sight combines strawberry purée, Aperol, simple syrup, and a dash of lemon juice. Served in a champagne coupe with a garnish of delicate flowers, it's almost too pretty to drink ($12).
click to enlarge The Flower Patch - PHOTO COURTESY OF AMERICAN SOCIAL
The Flower Patch
Photo courtesy of American Social

American Social Brickell

690 SW First Ct., Miami
305-223-7004
americansocialbar.com

Bouquets are nice, but petals served atop a cocktail are even better. Indulge in American Social's romantic Flower Patch. This gem-toned cocktail contains Sipsmith gin, rose syrup, raspberries, and sparkling wine. It costs $8 with the purchase of an entrée this Friday.
click to enlarge His and hers cocktails - PHOTO COURTESY OF BAKAN
His and hers cocktails
Photo courtesy of Bakan

Bakan

2801 NW Second Ave., Miami
305-396-7080
bakanwynwood.com

Nestled on the north side of Wynwood, Bakan is all about amor with his and hers cocktails: Catrin and Catrina. The raven-hued Catrin is a shaken mixture of mezcal, pineapple, lime, activated charcoal, thyme, and agave syrup, while the vibrant Catrina marries mezcal, triple sec, lime juice, and watermelon syrup for a sweeter sip. Both cocktails come in Bakan’s iconic skull glasses for $14 each.
click to enlarge One in a Melon cocktail - PHOTO COURTESY OF SUGAR
One in a Melon cocktail
Photo courtesy of Sugar

Sugar

788 Brickell Plaza, Miami
786-805-4655
east-miami.com

Sweet, sweet love is in the air at Sugar, boasting panoramic views and elevated cocktails. For the occasion, opt for the One in a Melon — a pastel libation with a fiery kick. It's crafted with gin, basil-infused tequila, mezcal, blood orange purée, watermelon, and hellfire bitters ($14).
click to enlarge Fans of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills unite for this Lisa Vanderpump-inspired Valentine's Day cocktail - PHOTO COURTESY OF SUGAR FACTORY
Fans of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills unite for this Lisa Vanderpump-inspired Valentine's Day cocktail
Photo courtesy of Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory

1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
917-327-8096
sugarfactory.com

If cupid had a signature drink, this one would be it. The colossal Diamond Rose, filled to the rim with Vanderpump Rosé ($85), arrives festooned with pink gummy bears and a crown of ring pops. Grab your best gal pals and pair this sipper with fondue or classic dark chocolate-covered strawberries for the ultimate Galentine's Day outing.
click to enlarge Flowers cocktail - PHOTO COURTESY OF SWAN
Flowers cocktail
Photo courtesy of Swan

Swan

90 NE 39th St., Miami
305-704-0994
swanbevy.com

It's all about understated loveliness at Swan this Valentine's Day. David Grutman and Pharrell Williams' haute Design District beauty is poised for passion with its Flowers cocktails. Prosecco is mixed with elderflower liqueur and three dashes of lavender essence and served in a Collins glass garnished with a rose petal ($17). Get double the love with two-for-one Flowers cocktails during happy hour from 5 to 8 till Saturday.
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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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