Your Neighborhood Guide To Celebrate National Cocktail Day In Miami

Christina Mosti
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There’s nothing better than raising a glass of something sweet and beautiful to celebrate that promotion, that friend visiting, that…Tuesday. As we’ve grown into reasonably mature adults, a cold cocktail has become a celebratory staple. So today, we commemorate a holiday worth double celebration points — it’s National Cocktail Day! 

If you’re like me, your bartending skills haven’t developed far beyond standing behind three pieces of plywood that some Fraternity guys have fashioned into a bar to serve room temperature shots out of tiny, soggy paper cups to girls wearing the kind of high-waisted shorts that reveal their entire butt cheeks. And don’t get me wrong, I was great at this (my refined palette allowed me to recognize exactly when my concoction had reached 12% flat Sprite, 68% vodka from a plastic bottle and 20% red Hawaiin Punch), but making an actual fancy cocktail has never been my strong suit.

So, for the lucky Miami-based readers out there, we present you with the only cocktail neighborhood guide you’ll ever need to celebrate this joyous occasion. And as for everyone else, you can try to follow along with the recipes (literally what is egg emulsion), or be like me and admire the beautiful pics while sipping on a vodka soda and dreaming of your next vacation.

So raise your cocktail to your cocktail (so meta) and be grateful that tomorrow is Friday!

 

If you find yourself in Brickell…

Restaurant: El Tucán

Cocktail: Riviera

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Recipe:

  • Grey Goose Vodka blended carefully with St. Germain
  • Fresh Cucumber
  • Florida Citrus
  • A dab of Dill

 

Restaurant: Marion

Cocktail: Sea of Love

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Recipe

  • Avion Tequila
  • Pineapple Infused Aperol Yuzu Juice
  • Egg emulsion
  • Volcanic salt

 

If you find yourself in Wynwood…

Restaurant: Coyo Taco

Cocktail: Coyo Margarita

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Photo credit: The New Black

Recipe:

  • .75 oz lime
  • .75 oz agave
  • .25 oz mandarine napoleon
  • 1.5 oz maestro dobel diamante tequila
  • Rimmed with chili salt

 

Restaurant: Wynwood Diner

Cocktail: The GQ

Photo Credit: Pascal Kouwenhoven

Recipe:

  • Rutte celery dry gin
  • Fever-tree tonic
  • Fresh herbs

 

If you find yourself in MiMo…

Restaurant: The Anderson

Cocktail: Mr. Anderson

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Recipe:

  • The Anderson’s Woodfire blend of Wild Turkey and Mezcal
  • Cynar Bitter
  • Cardamom infused Punt E Mes Vermouth.

 

If you find yourself in South Beach…

Restaurant: Matador Bar at The Miami Beach EDITION

Cocktail: The Pineapple

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Recipe:

  • Absolut Elyx Vodka
  • Oloroso Sherry
  • Salted Carmel Syrup
  • Elemakule Bitters
  • Pineapple
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary
  • Serve over shaved ice with a torched sprig of rosemary. Serve with a slice of dehydrated pineapple and cover.

 

Restaurant: TALDE Miami Beach

Cocktail: Miranda’s Right

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Recipe:

  • 2.5 oz Rittenhouse Rye
  • 1.5 oz Montenegro
  • .5 oz Grand Mariner
  • 3 dashes of Fee Brothers Chocolate bitters.
  • Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

(This drink is spirit based and should be built in an ice filled shaker and then stirred. Then strain into a chilled coupe glass.)

Restaurant: STK Miami Beach

Cocktail: Pucker Up

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Recipe:

  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • Zinfandel Port
  • Lemon Juice

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