Fontainebleau Miami Beach, much like a jeroboam of prestigious French champagne, is spectacularly massive and glamorous. The oceanfront resort property’s style and sophistication has been attracting legendary celebrities and global visitors since 1954. While Fontainebleau boasts lavish suites and a dramatic outdoor pool-scape, it is also home to the world-renowned LIV Nightclub, and 12 restaurants and lounges.
Our cocktail lounge tour starts with the Fontainebleau’s famous circular blue-lit lobby bar, Bleau. Then, we’ll travel on to the lounges housed in Fontainebleau’s two signature restaurants, Scarpetta and Hakkasan as well as Michael Mina’s restaurants, StripSteak and Pizza & Burger.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach cocktail tour
Bleau has an unforgettable view that overlooks the hotel’s pool playground and perfect for people watching. Behind the bar, Lead Bartender Manuel E. Picón Delgado, or Manny the Mixer as he is known in the bartending world, is creating winter-themed libations. In addition to winning multiple national and international competitions, Picón co-founded the Cocktail Cartel, a beverage and hospitality consulting company.
This creamy cocktail is made with cognac, Averna, crème de cacao, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters, with a garnish combo of cinnamon, nutmeg and a mint leaf.
Served on the rocks, this cold drink is made with dark rum, Canton Ginger Liquor, Old Fashioned Bitters, honey, garnished with a lemon peel and a ginger slice.
This punch starts with Grand Marnier, followed by apple juice, pomegranate juice, Angostura Bitters, and hard apple cider, then, garnished with a bouquet of red apple and orange slices and a mint leaf.
Bar at Scarpetta
The mastermind behind the new and seasonal cocktails at Scarpetta’s stunningly beautiful bar is Lead Bartender, Daniel Love. Love, whose ability to invent drinks on the spot earned him the runner-up title in the U.S. Bartending Guild’s 2009 National Competition, created his drinks to complement the restaurant’s authentic Italian flavors. Love also has displayed his expertise on season one of LXTV’s reality bartending series, On the Rocks.
Crimson and Clover
A shaken cocktail made with Gosling Rum, peach balsamic shrub, fresh lemon and orange juice, tonic water, a pinch of salt and garnished with a cinnamon pear chip.
This foamy drink is made with Absolut Ruby Red, Ciroc Peach, Pomplemoose Rosé, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lemon juice, hibiscus syrup, egg white and sage leaves.
Named after the Italian island of Sardinia, this inspired cocktail is made with Mirto Myrtle Berry Amaro, Ancho Reyes, Patron Silver tequila, Heritage Absinthe, lime juice, strawberry shrub, and garnished with a lemon twist.
Bar at Hakkasan
The serene ambiance of the bar at Hakkasan makes an instant impression. Lead Bartender, Camilo Tavera, mixes harmonious cocktails that blend well with the vibe and the Chinese restaurant’s contemporary cuisine.
A shaken cocktail made with Amaro Lucano and Martel Cordon Bleau, spiced fig syrup, and lemon juice, garnished with a pepper, sugar and cinnamon rim.
This strong and stirred drink is made with Bittermens Orange Citrate, Fee Brothers Plum Bitters, Lustau East India Solera Sherry and Pierre Ferrand Cognac.
A fruit juice cocktail spiked with Tito’s Vodka, and mixed with beet, apple, lemon and ginger juices.
Bar at Stripsteak
At the chic wood-paneled bar at StripSteak, you can sip on the innovative libations created by Seth Weinberg. Weinberg, the Lead Bartender for both the modern steakhouse and Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina, was a finalist at Diageo’s prestigious World Class competition in 2015. Weinberg is also the South Florida Brand Representative for New York based Widow Jane whiskey.
Open up the written fortune tied around the stem of this cocktail made with High West Double Rye, Plymouth Sloe Gin, Tempus fugit Gran Classico, pomegranate juice, and raisin syrup.
My Spanish Love Affari
Latin passions run strong in this drink made with Diplomatico Exclusiva Rum, Lustau Oloroso Sherry, orange vanilla syrup and Old Fashioned Bitters.
A smoky yet fruity cocktail made with Partida Reposado Tequila, Sotol por Siempre, Christian Drouin Calvados, fig puree, pear puree and Bliss Maple Syrup.
Bar at Pizza & Burger
The friendly bar at Pizza & Burger features Weinberg’s playful cocktails that matches the causal restaurants’ bubbly atmosphere.
A tall drink mixed with Grey Goose Poire, Allspice Dram, lemon juice and ginger ale, garnished with an orange peel.
This feisty cocktail is made with Rendezvous Rye, Oloroso Sherry, apple cider reduction and lemon juice, garnished with an expressed lemon peel.
A foamy concoction made with Pierre Fernando Dry Curacao, lemon and egg white, garnished with a sprig of rosemary.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach details
4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, 305-538-2000, www.fontainebleau.com
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