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
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, 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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