Foodie

September 04, 2021

MIAMI COCKTAILS

WITH A HISPANIC TWIST

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Few concoctions can rival the cocktail when it comes to refreshing alcoholic beverages. Aside from the mojito, the cocktail is practically the unofficial drink of South Florida, and thanks to Jimmy Buffett, it's the only

beverage with its hotel and lifestyle.

 

Of course, Floridians don't require a reason to kick back and enjoy a refreshing beverage. Cocktails are served all year. Every variant starts with a fine tequila, and then the bartender adds his or her flair. Cocktails in Florida, just like other things, now how the Hispanic twist. Below is a list of some Miami cocktails with Hispanic twists you can try out.

The Bazaar by José Andrés

Chef José Andrés enjoys experimenting with his meals. To make memorable bites, he adds whimsical touches to his recipes. It's no surprise, then, that his restaurant's Cocktails are prepared with the same attention. A classic cocktail is given a splash of salt "air" — a salty froth that gives the impression that a mermaid has kissed the drink.

Living Room at W South Beach

The Living Room's pineapple roast cocktail starts with handmade roasted pineapple juice, a caramelized flavor. Lime and reposado tequila is added. Finally, the elixir is poured into a glass with a chili-pepper rim and a slice of pineapple as a garnish.\

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

The Pico Picante, Bodega's take on a cocktail, is a must-try. It's created with Maestro Dobel tequila, Ilegal Joven mezcal, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeo, lime, and orange bitters and served with sliced cucumber as a garnish.

Margaritaville

A margarita/cocktail can be enjoyed on any given day. They're plentiful at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, with prices ranging from $8 to $15. If you're a die-hard Parrot Head, try the traditional Booze in the Blender, which comes in a novelty blender that you can retain.

Makoto

The grilled pineapple cocktail at Makoto is the perfect complement to the Asian flavors of the restaurant. Makoto mixes tequila with grilled pineapple and garnishes it with cilantro for his cocktail. The deal is sealed with a spicy-salty rim.

SoCal

Gardner's cocktail by SoCal bartender Leo Holtzman is a lovely rose-hued drink that derives its name (and freshness) from red bell peppers, cucumbers, and serrano chilies. In this delightfully sweet and savory cocktail, Herradura tequila is utilized.

Taquiza

Steve Santana's taqueria also offers some of the city's best cocktails. Fresh fruit and herbs are used in the drinks, which are created to order. Fresh strawberries, not purée, are used in this strawberry margarita. A typical margarita costs $10, but the drinks are half-priced during happy hour (4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday).