After many months of daily temps in the 80s, Autumn has finally arrived in the Magic City. So, locals are more than ready to sip on drinks that evoke the very feeling of the Fall season. Here is a selection of great Autumn cocktails from hotspots all around Miami.
David Grutman’s contemporary Asian eatery and swanky celeb hotspot, Komodo, serves a variety of delectable cocktails.
Ron Zacapa 23 Rum, Unión Mezcal, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur and Maple Syrup, then, garnished with a Maple Leaf making it perfect for those #fallvibes Instagram posts.
801 Brickell Avenue, Miami; @komodomiami; komodomiami.com
A wood-fired American bistro by highly acclaimed Chef Brad Kilgore with a cocktail program focusing on classics done in creative and modern style.
The Split Base
The sous-vide is the must-have cooking gadget of the year and the Split Base uses this trendy tool to fuse together the flavors of Havana Club Blanco Rum and Santa Teresa 1796 Rum with pecans and peaches. The Rum Batch is then combined with Pale Cream Sherry, Averna, and Crème de Cacao, and topped with Chocolate covered Bacon with Sea Salt.
151 NE 41st Street (Suite 117 in the Paradise Plaza), Miami; @embermiami; embermiami.com
At Kaido, and its hidden bar, Ama, guests are taken into the dark drinking dens of Japan, and served a variety of Asian and Japanese-inspired cocktails created by acclaimed mixologist Nico de Soto.
Grey Goose, infused Pandan Leaves, Giffard Banana, Guinness Black Treacle Syrup, Espresso, dusted with Anko.
151 NE 41st Street (Suite 217 in the Paradise Plaza), Miami; @kaidomiami; kaidomiami.com
Fashionable Chinese-Japanese locale featuring upmarket sushi and seafood dishes along with specialty cocktails.
The Great Rumkintini
Vanilla infused Vodka, Spiced Rum, Pumpkin Pie Syrup, Probiotic Milk and Egg white, garnished with Cinnamon Stick and Fresh Nutmeg.
300 S Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami; @novikovmiami; novikovmiami.com
This lobby bar is the central pulse of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, and offers a menu of curated, handcrafted cocktails and locally brewed beer to enjoy on the outdoor terrace or indoors.
Harvest Spice Martini
Pumpkin Spice Vodka, Baileys Irish Cream and Miami Club Rum Cuban Coffee Liquor are shaken and poured into a chilled martini glass, then, topped with whipped Egg Whites and garnished with Cinnamon.
1601 Collins Avenue (in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel), Miami Beach; @loewsmiami ; loewshotels.com/miami-beach/lounge
Sip on a world-class selection of wine and specialty cocktails at Michael Mina’s chic chophouse, while dining on wood-grilled dishes and beef from the in-house butcher shop.
La Crème de Noir
Revolucion Cristalino, Godiva White Chocolate, Crème de Cacao, Madagascar Vanilla syrup and Chocolate Bitters. Makes a perfectly sweet ending to dinner, especially when paired with Fontainebleau´s signature chocolate, Sapphire Noir.
4441 Collins Avenue (Chateau Lobby of Fontainebleau Miami Beach), Miami Beach; @dinebleau; fontainebleau.com/stripsteak/miami-beach-steakhouse
Kiki On The River
This boho-chic, waterfront venue has a Mykonos-meets-Miami vibe with live DJs and a party atmosphere that embraces the hospitality and spirit of the Greek island.
Magic 8 Ball
Bacardi 8 Year Old Aged Rum, Caffe Moka Liqueur, Chocolate Bitters and Orange Twist.
450 NW North River Drive, Miami; @kikiontheriver; kikiontheriver.com
A chic St Tropez styled hot spot on the beach with a DJ-fueled scene at night.
Kettle 1 Vodka, Peach Purée, Peach Schnapps and topped with Ginger Beer, then, garnished with dehydrated Peach Slices.
1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; @nikkibeachmiami; miami-beach.nikkibeach.com
Upscale chophouse chain serving craft cocktails and fine wines to accompany their menu of dry-aged steaks and seafood.
Blended Scotch, Lemon, Ginger Shrub, and a spritz of Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
315 S Biscayne Boulevard, Miami; @wolfgangs_miami; wolfgangssteakhouse.net/miami
1 Hotel South Beach’s signature restaurant, led by award-winning Chef Thanawat Bates, serves farm-to-table cuisine along with fine wines and classic cocktails with modern twists.
Bacardi 8 Rum, Candela Mamajuana, Aromatic Syrup, Corazon Bitters, Orange Essence, and Salt.
2395 Collins Avenue (at 1 Hotel South Beach), Miami Beach; @habitatat1hotel @1hotels ; 1hotels.com/south-beach/taste#habitat
26 Sushi & Tapas
This unique spot serves kosher Japanese & Peruvian bites along with specialty cocktails.
Whisky, Rum, Spiced Agave Nectar, Lime, Bitters, Muddled Oranges and Mint.
9487 Harding Avenue, Surfside, FL; @26sushi_tapas ; 26sushitapas.com
Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
This Peruvian styled top eatery serves a menu that is the perfect mix between new and traditional flavors, including bold-flavored dishes, unique cocktails and a vast selection of beers.
Pumpkin Pisco Sour
Pisco Sour Batch, Egg Whites, Pumpkin Puree and Cinnamon.
8405 Mills Drive Suite 206, Kendall, FL and 8551 NW 53rd Street, Suite A101, Doral, FL; @piscogastrobar ; piscoynazca.com
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