Cocktails & Spirits

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Present Playfully Crafted Artists' Cocktails

The first impression of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is of visual overload. Giant murals of street art are everywhere - behind the bar, on the patio walls and in the dining room. This hipster paradise, however, also has a serious kitchen and a bar that goes beyond the average cocktail. Though best known for their beer selection, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar has an interesting collection of hand crafted cocktails, each inspired by the street artists involved in creating the decor of the restaurant itself.

The Futura looks like a Martini and tastes like a creamsicle. Made from vanilla vodka, Grand Marnier and fresh squeezed orange juice.

​Sake, gin, lime juice and a simple syrup made with fresh cucumber comprise the Ben Wolf, a refreshing cocktail that's deceptively strong for such a smooth drink.

The Nunca is a "farm fresh" cocktail that combines freshly muddled strawberries, mint and sake. The result is a minty, fruity creation that Mojito lovers would enjoy.

It takes a creative mind to even think of mixing pear schnapps, tequila and jalapeno, but the David Sherry works. It's a sophisticated version of the classic Margarita. The schnapps cuts the power of the tequila and the muddled jalapeno adds a warm afternote to this sassy and spicy libation.

A mix of hand-crafted tomato cilantro water, vodka, Tabasco and lemon,the Clare Rojas provides the savory flavor of a Bloody Mary without the thick and heavy texture.

The Old Fashioned gets a modern twist with the AVAF. Bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters are mixed into a masculine drink worthy of a three-cocktail Mad Men lunch. A cherry soaked in Meyers rum seals the deal.

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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