Cocktails to Sip on World Whiskey Day in Fort Lauderdale

From iconic bars on the beach to Las Olas water-fronted hotspots to new hipster-friendly districts booming around downtown, here are excellent choices to celebrate World Whiskey Day (5/18) this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.

ETARU Las Olas

Recently celebrating its 10 year anniversary, this indoor-outdoor, industrial-chic space is outfitted with natural touches of wood and pops of color to create the vibe of a welcoming Japanese neighborhood restaurant and bar.

Umi Old Fashioned at ETARU Las Olas

Suntory Toki Whisky, Nori and Kokuto Dark Sugar.

500 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale; @ETARUrestaurant

Good Spirits Fifth and Fed

Nestled in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the restaurant’s 60’s-inspired lounge harkens back to the mid-century era of the cocktail and the crooner– with a touch of glitz and glam.

Manhattan at Good Spirits Fifth and Fed

Whiskey,Vermouth Routin and Burlesque Bitters; garnished with Filthy Cherry.

476 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; @gs5andFed

Sparrow at The Dalmar

Sparrow is downtown’s newest cocktail destination, a retro bar lounge with a rooftop patio located on the 25th floor of The Dalmar, an urban resort-style hotel.

Downstream Manhattan at Sparrow

From the main bar’s group format menu, this luxe boozy-forward cocktail is finished on cart and poured from vintage decanter tableside, and serves 4-6; made with Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Hennessy VS Cognac, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Rhubarb Shrub, Aperol and Bittermen’s Molé Bitters; with side of Filthy Cherries to add to taste.

299 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale (Downtown); @TheDalmarShooters Waterfront

Shooters Waterfront

This legendary, yet laid-back spot, with a private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway, offers food, drinks, live music and water views.

Redemption Rye Old Fashioned at Shooters Waterfront

This traditional Old Fashioned get a flavorful twist from a muddled orange; made with Redemption Rye Whiskey, Muddled Orange, Cherries and Bitters.

3033 NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; shooterswaterfront.com; @ShootersWaterfront

Casa Sensei

Casa Sensei, the hot new waterfront eatery in Las Olas known for their Latin-American and Asian fusion flavors, is paying homage to their Asian roots with Japanese Whisky based cocktails on World Whiskey Day.

Yasei Momo at Casa Sensei

Spicy and fruity; made with Japanese Whisky, Mango Purée, Yuzu Sake and Hellfire Bitters with a spiced rim on the glass.

Razuberi at Casa Sensei

Tart and refreshing; made with Japanese Whisky, Raspberry Purée, Lemon Juice and Rosemary.

1200 East Las Olas Boulevard #101, Fort Lauderdale; @CasaSensei

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