Housed in a small building with minimal signage in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Wilder is literally a hidden treasure. If you’re so lucky to discover this hotspot and its creative cocktails crafted by mixologist Marko Tomovic, you will find The Wilder has a great outdoor terrace that connects to the elaborately wooden paneled cocktail lounge’s cozy lobby bar and expansive ‘Great Room’. The Great Room has a back bar and a lounge with plenty of dancing space for when the live DJ spins on Friday nights.
Here are some of Tomovic’s newest creations for the summer:
Summer Cocktails at The Wilder
Don’t Sleep On Me 2.0
Tasty and creamy; this exotic cocktail is made with Afrohead 7-Year-Old Rum, Giffard Vanilla de Madagascar, Taro Milk Tea, and Lemon Syrup.
A potent tropical drink mixed with Jim Beam Black Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Sous-Vide Pineapple and Mango (the low and slow cooking technique produces richly flavored and soft-textured fruit), and Lemon.
Light and juicy with a unique sweet melon flavor; shaken with 44 North Potato Vodka, St George Raspberry Brandy, Chareau Aloe Liqueur, Honeydew, Citric Acid, Fee Bros. and Rhubarb Bitters.
Bubble Gum & Blackberry Blues
This playful cocktail is made with Sipsmith Gin, Giffard Elderflower, Lime and Mint. Garnished with Dum Dum Bubblegum Lollipop.
Small bites ‘imported’ from The Foxy Brown bistro next door- are available, such as scrumptious Panko encrusted Chicken Sliders with bacon, American cheese, and jalapeño spread.
Tip: Free parking is almost unheard of in South Florida, but, The Wilder offers complimentary self-parking in the lot behind its lounge –and, enjoy live jazz every Wednesday, starting at 9pm.
The Wilder Fort Lauderdale Details
701 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL; intothewilder.com; @IntoTheWILDER
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, from 4pm to 7pm, offering $3 off all cocktails.
Tuesday – Thursday, from 4pm to 12am; Friday – Saturday, from 4pm to 3am; Sunday, from 4pm to 12am
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