Between the new horror films and dressing up in gory or scary-cute costumes, getting into the Halloween spirit never gets old. But, the Magic City keeps the party going by celebrating the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, that begins October 31 and ends November 2.
Here are BOO –zy cocktails, from hotspots all around Miami, that pay homage to pumpkin-carving and prank-playing Halloween as well as to the sugary calaveras or skulls and the marigold-strewn ofrenda or altar traditions of Dia de los Muertos.
ADDiKT at W Miami – Brickell District
Rum, Drambuie, Pumpkin Butter and Pumpkin Sugar.
485 Brickell Avenue (in W Miami), Downtown Miami; @Addikt; marriott.com/hotelsw-miami/addikt
Bar Bevy – Design District
Dia De Los Muertos
Volcan De Mi Tierra Blanco Tequila, Union Mezcal, Velvet Falernum, Grapefruit and Passion Fruit; served in a skull-shaped glass.
90 NE 39th Street (above Swan), Miami; @barbevymiami; swanbevy.com
Villa Azur – Miami Beach
Night at the Scary Movie Cocktail
Grey Goose Vodka, Amaretto, Salt, White Pepper, and topped with Popcorn served in a retro popcorn scoop box.
309 23rd Street, Miami Beach; @villaazurmiamibeach; villaazurmiami.com
El Santo Taqueria – Little Havana
Blood Red Frozen Sangri
Mi Campo Tequila, Red Wine and Home Made Mix.
1618 SW 8th Street, Miami; @taqueriaelsanto; elsantomiami.com
Mandrake – South Beach
Black Widow Martini
Bulleit Bourbon, Butterfly Pea Flower, fresh Lemon Juice and Filthy Cherry.
210 23rd Street, Miami Beach; @mandrakemiami; mandrakemiami.com
Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach
Layers of Luxardo and Grenadine, topped with Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose Vodka, homemade Simple Syrup, squeezed Lemon; and topped off with Charcoal Lemonade and a plastic Vampire Fang as garnish.
1601 Collins Avenue (in Loews Miami Beach Hotel), Miami Beach; loewshotels.com/miami-beach/lounge
Toro Toro – Downtown Miami
Absolut Vodka, St. Germain, Lychee and Lime.
Black Magic Mule
Tito’s Vodka, Blackberries, Lime and Ginger Beer.
100 Chopin Plaza (in InterContinental), Downtown Miami; @torotoromiami; torotoromiami.com.
No. 3 Social – Wynwood Art District
Bourbon, Pumpkin Puree, housemade Spiced Syrup (cinnamon, anise star, clove) and fresh Lime Juice, served in a cauldron over ice, and garnished with Spices and a Dry Ice Cube (for smoke effect).
50 NW 24th Street; @no3social; no3social.com
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