For lovers on the hunt for romantic Miami hot spots to enjoy flirty cocktails under the stars, follow this guide for your perfect Valentine’s Day setting.
Whether you want to shout your love from the rooftop, demonstrate it on the Beach, or sit on a deck by the bay with your loved one, the Magic City is filled with stunning outdoor venues with passion-fueled cocktails that are sure to sweeten the sting of Cupid’s Arrow.
This restaurant and sanctuary rooftop, with a serene water-feature and lush greenery under 5000 sq ft of open sky, is located in Miami Beach overlooking Lincoln Road. MILA is also home to South Beach’s most seductive cocktail bars, V by MILA. The mixology bar offers theatrical cocktail creations, designed by Jennifer Le Nechet and Mido Yahi, that embrace MediterrAsian flavors.
Fortaleza Blanco Tequila, Suze, Lime Juice and Homemade Pistachio Syrup.
Plantation Pineapple Rum, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Vanilla Liqueur, Spiced Pineapple Syrup and Pandan (fragrant plant leaves used in Southeast Asian cuisine).
800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; @milamiamiusa ; milarestaurant.com
The Deck at Island Gardens
The Deep Harbour, the marina at Island Gardens has been home to the most glamorous super-yacht collection in the United States. It also houses Miami’s most exquisite super-yacht marina outdoor lounge, The Deck at Island Gardens, where guests are welcome to arrive by land or sea. With epic waterfront views of the Magic City, The Deck has the perfect ambiance for lovers to cocktail and dine at tables or in waterfront cabana lounges -then, dance under the stars.
Gin Puerto de Indias (Strawberry Gin from Spain), fresh Strawberries, Falernum, White Wine, Lime Juice and Agave.
Shaken with Greek Lightning Honey Liqueur, Lime Juice, Aquafaba and Diluted Honey.
On February 14, The Deck at Island Gardens is hosting a Love Birds Dinner with a special pre-fixe menu for two featuring globally-sourced Mediterranean fare, starting at 6 pm until late.
888 MacArthur Causeway (at Watson Island Park), Miami; @islandgardensdeck; www.islandgardens.com/signature-events#ondeck
Nikki Beach – Miami Beach
Miami Beach’s Nikki Beach, is the first and original luxury beach club concept. It’s always a party at this chic, Saint Tropez-style hot spot on the beach, complete with live music and entertainment, delicious food, creative cocktails, DJ-fueled dancing,–and, more often than not, fireworks.
Rose Champagne served with a marinated Angostura Bitter Sugar Cube.
This Valentine’s Day, Nikki Beach will play Cupid with a special Dinner in the Sand menu, where you can pair the specialty champagne cocktail with the “Sexy Seafood Tower” -chilled Maine lobster with seafood stuffing, freshly shucked oysters, tropical mixed ceviche, chilled large Gulf shrimp, Hawaiian tuna poke, and jumbo lump crab meat. To end the night on a sweet note, order the “Strawberries, Sweetheart” – strawberries dipped in dark chocolate.
1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; @nikkibeachworld; nikkibeach.com
More Flirty Cocktails in Miami
Regent Club at The Regent Cocktail Club – Miami
Oxley London Dry Gin, Aperol, Pomegranate Grenadine, Lemon Juice, Raspberries, Egg White, and Cranberry Bitters. To finish, the gorgeous red cocktail is stamped with the Regent’s logo.
1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; @theregentmia
White Cosmopolitan at Boulud Sud – Miami
Ketel One Vodka, White Cranberry Juice, fresh lime juice, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur and simple syrup over an Orchid-infused Ice Ball.
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way (in the JW Marriott Marquis Miami), Miami; @bouludsudmiami
Jasmine Margarita at S Bar at SLS Lux Brickell
Volcan Blanco Tequila, Lime juice, Jasmine Green Tea Grenadine and Bittercube Orange Bitters over fresh ice in a rocks glass, and garnished with orange half-wheel and lime wheel.
805 South Miami Avenue, Miami; @sbarbrickell
Flower Patch at American Social – Brickell Miami
Sipsmith Gin, Agave Nectar, Rose Syrup, fresh lemon juice and fresh raspberries topped off with sparkling wine, and garnished with mini Flowers.
690 SW 1st Court, Miami; @americansocial_brickell
She Said Yes at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
Hendrick’s Gin and Tio Pepe Fino Sherry sharpened with muddled raspberries and cucumber and rounded out with lime juice and simple syrup over crushed ice.
237 20th Street, Ste. B, Miami Beach; @sweetlibertymia
Hearts of Love Insane Milkshake at Sugar Factory – Miami Beach
Made in an edible, red Chocolate Ganache mug filled to the brim with Cookies and Cream Milkshake, and topped with a dark chocolate-dipped Rice Krispy treat heart.
1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach ; @thesugarfactory
Catrin y Catrina at Bakan Wynwood
The “Catrin” is made with Mezcal, Pineapple, Lime, Activated Charcoal, Thyme and Agave Syrup, and the “Catrina” is made with Mezcal, Triple Sec, Lime Juice And Watermelon Syrup. Both are served in Bakan’s iconic skull glasses.
2801 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami; @bakanwynwood
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