What to Drink on Independence Day in Miami

On July 4th, along with bbq’s and fireworks, Miami will be celebrating with Independence Day-themed drinks, from red, white and blue milkshakes to brunch cocktails – on the waterfront or from the rooftop.

Here are some of the top spots to celebrate the Fourth of July in the Magic City and the drinks to sip.

Kiki on the River

Kiki on the River celebrates Independence Day with a riverside BBQ featuring an exclusive Fourth of July cocktail, “Kiki’s Fired Up”,  and Greek-inspired American fare by Chef Steve Rhee, starting at 1pm.

Kiki’s Fired Up

Chilled to perfection; made with Ketel One Orange Vodka, freshly made in house Lemonade, Blue Curacao and Grenadine layered over finely crushed ice and garnished with Edible Orchid Flower (Sparklers not included, sorry).

50 NW North River Drive, Miami, kikiontheriver.com, @kikiontheriver

Nikki Beach Miami

Nikki Beach Miami, the quintessential South of France style beach club will be celebrating the 4th of July with explosive beats, live music, over-the-top Burgers, football games, cheerleaders, baton twirlers and a massive fireworks display across the South Beach sky.  Whether you are starting the with Nikki Beach’s famous brunch or ending the night with dinner and fireworks, enjoy it with their new, summery cocktail.

Watermelon Aperol Spritz

Ciroc Watermelon Vodka, St. Germain, Aperol and a splash of Lemon Lime Spritzer; garnished with Watermelon Wedge.

One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, nikkibeach.com/beach-clubs/miami-beach, @nikkibeachmiami

Sugar Factory

Celebrity favorite restaurant, Sugar Factory, known for its over the top desserts, has debuted a spirited Fourth of July Insane Milkshake that you won’t want to miss.  Additionally, guests can also indulge in red, white, and blue themed sliders which will be offered through July 31.

Fourth of July Insane Milkshake

This over the top milkshake is made with vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, royal blue ganache, and red, white and blue sour stars, and is topped with whipped cream, red, white and blue sprinkles, pinwheel pops, marshmallows and white chocolate shavings.

1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; sugarfactory.com/ocean-drive-miami

SUGAR –Rooftop Bar atop EAST, Miami

Take in the fireworks and unobstructed, panoramic views of the Miami skyline while sparks fly across Brickell and beyond this Independence Day. Sip on new, refreshing seasonal cocktails and savor shareable bites, while enjoying the spectacular fireworks displays.

One in a Melon

Gin, Lillet Blanc, Watermelon Puree and Citrus.

Single Mariachi

Single Malt Whiskey, Mezcal blended with Honey, Fresh Ginger and Citrus.

788 Brickell Plaza (on the rooftop at EAST, Miami), Miami; sugar-miami.com; @EASTMiami

Beaker & Gray

In celebration of what most people will make an extra-long weekend, Beaker & Gray will be extending its weekend brunch to also offer it on Friday, July 5 from 11am until 4pm.  Toast the 4th with one of Ben Potts’ unique brunch cocktails like:

That’s All, Folks

Oxley Gin, Carrot, Ginger and Cilantro.

The playful, globally-inspired menu features a variety of items sure to please everyone including the Cheeseburger Hash with bacon, aji amarillo, and banana pepper.

2637 North Miami Avenue, Miami, beakerandgray.com,@beakerandgray

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