Matador Bar, at The Miami Beach EDITION, recently revealed a newly imagined seasonal cocktail menu created by mixologist Ivy Mix, who took inspiration from the bar’s Spanish bullfighter motif. Co-owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda, her pan-Latin cocktail bar in Brooklyn, Ivy’s collaboration with Matador Bar marks her first foray into Miami’s distinct bar scene.
Ivy has been recognized by many within the food and beverage industry as being one of the best bartenders in the country, winning prestigious awards including, American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards in 2015 and Mixologist of the Year by Wine Enthusiast in 2016.
Here are samplings of Ivy Mix’s seasonal cocktails, some referencing bullfighting terms, at Matador Bar:
Seasonal Cocktails by Ivy Mix at Matador Bar
Rich and intense; stirred with Elyx Vodka, Campari, Pacharan Zoco (aka Patxaran, a sweet liqueur from Spain’s Basque region), Martini Bianco, and Gifford Pamplemousse.
A most delish take on a French 75 champagne cocktail; made with St. George Raspberry Brandy, Tanqueray Gin, Moet & Chandon Brut Champagne, coconut water and lemon, garnished with a raspberry and a mist of Absinthe.
A uniquely blended and savory Piña Colada; shaken with Leblon Cachaca, Fernet Vallet Liqueur, fresh Carrot Juice, Vanilla, Lime, Coconut and Nutmeg.
Bold and flavorful; made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Torres Spanish Brandy, Aperol, Grapefruit, Guava, Lime, and Peychaud’s Bitters.
Hey Sweet Pea
Sour and potent; Kappa Pisco, Beefeater Gin, Suze Saveur (bittersweet aperitif from the South of France), and Pernod Absinthe, Lemon, Snap Peas, and Cilantro.
Matador Bar details
2901 Collins Avenue (inside The Miami Beach EDITION), Miami Beach
Matadorroom.com, @MatadorRoom @TheMiamiBeachEDITION
Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 6pm to 2am and Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 3am