Sip the flavors of South Florida in cocktail form. Cheers your time in Miami with a refreshing cocktail that reflects the local flavor, history, and culture. Whether you prefer beach classics or innovative sippers, we’ve rounded up 10 mixed drinks that have helped shape Miami’s thriving cocktail culture (and where to find them).
Inspired by the hit television show of the 80s, this frozen drink is for those of us who can’t make up our minds. Part strawberry daiquiri, part piña colada, this tropical frozen beverage gives us ultimate beach vibes. Try a Miami Vice for yourself at Mango’s Tropical Café. The twist of color and flavor is layered and floated with 151 proof rum. 900 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
Although the caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, locals are catching on to the sugary citrusy cocktail and claiming it as their own. Made with cachaça (fermented sugar cane juice), sugar, and lime, you’ll want to drink this concoction by the pitcher - and you can, at SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill. 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami
Credited with making vodka popular in the United States, the Moscow Mule has undergone a resurgence of sorts in recent years. Made with vodka, ginger beer, lime, and mint - the Mule is simplicity at its finest. Ball & Chain in Little Havana puts a Miami twist on the cocktail, adding fresh key lime juice and dubbing it the ‘Miami Mule’, naturally. 1513 SW 8th St, Miami
Key Lime Martini
Florida takes its key lime seriously. Visit the historic Joe’s Stone Crab near South Pointe Beach for their popular Key Lime Martini with Stoli vanilla vodka, fresh made key lime curd, and sour mix. 11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Margaritas are the go-to libation during any tropical climate getaway. Pull up a chair at Wet Willie’s in South Beach and try one of their boozy slushy margaritas with tequila, lime, triple sec, and agave. This may be a chain, but Wet Willie’s has become a SoBe institution with their rainbow wall of frozen cocktails. 760 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
Rum and coke, or the Cuba Libre, is an incredible simple mixed drink served on the rocks. Havana 1957 in Miami Beach has an excellent selection of top shelf rums to really make this cocktail shine. Choose from their Cuba Libre Selección de Maestros (masters selection), made with the most exquisite blends of rum aged 12 years or more. Take your pick of Zacapa 23, Pyrat XO, Flor de Caña 12 years Centenario, or Atlantico Private Cask. 405 Española Way, Miami Beach
The mojito conjures up white sands, turquoise waters, and blue skies - so it’s no surprise the refreshing lime and mint elixir is a must-have when visiting Miami. Visit Bolívar Restaurant Bar Lounge for the “best mojito in the world” and try one of their fruit infusion varieties using coconut, passion fruit, or lulo, the subtropical citrus fruit from Colombia. 841 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Taste the tropics with fresh pineapple juice, cream of coconut, lime, and white rum. Head to Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company in Miami Beach for their take on the classic cocktail using their own three rum blend, coconut cream, Jamaican coffee beans, and a Pedro Ximenez float. 237 20th St Suite B, Miami Beach
Although the Hurricane cocktail is indicative of Mardis Gras, we can thank the Miami Hurricanes for putting this drink on the map in Magic City. Visit The Corner, named “Best Cocktails” in Miami by Miami New Times, for their take on the Hurricane with Barbancourt Blanco, Mount Gay XO Rum, Galliano, passion fruit shrub, pineapple, lime, orange, and Angostura Bitters. 1035 N Miami Ave, Miami
HAVANA Café Cocktail
Highlighting Miami’s Cuban coffee craze, the HAVANA Café cocktail combines smooth Havana Club Añejo Clásico rum, vermouth, strong cafecito, and a bright lemon twist with the spirit of Cuba in mind. Find this cocktail only at The Mayhaw at St. Roch Market Miami in the Design District. 140 NE 39th Street, Suite 241, Miami
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