I understand we are all still trying to keep up with those resolutions, and I am not here to steer you away. But, I do want to let you know what winter cocktails I am loving right now in South Florida. And, believe it or not, some are on the healthier side!
2360 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Continental is now offering the best deal on the beach with the launch of a Happy Hour. Every day from 5 – 7 p.m. at the courtyard bar guests are invited to enjoy $5 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine and $3 beers. The Happy Hour menu will read like a snapshot of The Continental’s eclectic global cuisine and feature samosas, chicken tacos, chicken sliders, a mezze plate and a miniature version of the beloved Cheesesteak Eggrolls. Complimentary games like jenga and backgammon will be available to enhance the fun, carefree atmosphere of the blue and white poolside bar.
Marlee's Green Tea Whiskey
Sip some Marlee's Green Tea Whiskey--it's all the goodness of Green Tea but much more fun! In fact, the central compound in green tea that delivers much of its antioxident benefits, polyphenols, are found in higher concentration in an 8 oz serving than that of the average cup of green tea! Marlee's keeps it simple, using only a handful of ingredients: American Rye Whiskey, Gunpowder Green Tea and Organic Mexican Blue Agave. If you happen to be in Miami, enjoy Marlee's while fitting in your fitness regimen at popular places like Equinox, Flywheel, Trio Yoga and the Mondrian Sunday Bayfront Yoga. After, reward yourself with a refreshing, ready-to-drink cocktail with just the right kick!
This historically delicious spirit has been crafted to perfection and created to elicit a true taste of Greek culture. Take on the role of a Greek God or Goddess as the liqueur has a one of a kind and precise harvesting and distillation process that gives insight into why it is so special. Only harvested once per year, Mastiha undergoes a traditional process, including mixing it with high quality alcohol and secret ingredients before distillation and bottling. If a traditional drinking experience and a delicious taste is not enough, FOS Mastiha also has digestive benefits, allowing you to keep your health regimen going strong. This light and refreshing spirit lends itself to a variety of Greek-inspired cocktails that will keep you having fun without feeling guilty! You can find this cocktail at Soho House, W Hotel, Palmeiras Beach Club, and Sardinia Enoteca Restaurants.
Westin Fort Lauderdale
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
The Westin Fort Lauderdale has launched their new Crafted at Westin cocktail menu, which features a fresh selection of mixed cocktails using hand crafted, natural ingredients and local flavors. In an effort to stay healthy in 2016, the new handcrafted cocktails offer refreshing sips for imbibers looking to experience farm to glass. Debuting as a new spring cocktail, the Pomegranate Green Tea is rich in antioxidants with superfood flavors including house-made green tea and pomegranate juice. Additional cocktails include, the Orchid Mile featuring house-made orange citrus sour, the Bourbon Crisp made with agave simple syrup, and the non-alcoholic Double Apple Sparkler made with fresh pineapple and mango juice.
Renaissance Boca Raton
2000 NW 19th St. | Boca Raton, FL 33431
The Renaissance Boca Raton has also launched two new cocktails to keep it light this winter season. The Renaissance Chill and Hibiscus Petal. Here are the recipes for you to try!
1/2 oz fresh orange juice combined with 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Muddle (5) small Thai basil leaves plus 1 sprig
1/2 simple syrup
2 ounces of hibiscus vodka
Pour over a rocks glass with ice
Garnish with 1 wedge of lime and 1 wedge of orange
Combine 1 oz. white "Rhum" & 1 oz. dark rum
Pour rum over 2 ice cubs add crushed ice
Add 3/4 oz. raspberry balsamic gastrique
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with (4) Raspberries
Regent Cocktail Club
Gale South Beach
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
On January 18th, LDV Hospitality’s Regent Cocktail Club launched its new late night happy hour. Weekly Sunday through Thursday, guests of the classic cocktail bar will enjoy $10 artisanal cocktails by Managing Partner and Head Bartender Julio Cabrera from midnight – 2 a.m. Guests will be able to order Regent favorites, including their Old Fashioned, Canchanchara, and New York Sour. Located inside the Gale South Beach, Regent Cocktail Club returns to the simplicity and elegance of the 1940s and offers a consistent cocktail experience as Miami’s very first classic cocktail bar.
401 E Las Olas Blvd., #105 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
SuViche is teaming up with Funky Buddha this month to host a Tap Takeover at the Las Olas location during Craft Beer Week. During the whole week (January 25-31), all of SuViche’s tap beers will be taken over by Funky Buddha. The featured beers will be the Floridian, Hop Gun, Crusher, On Top Blonde ale, and Sex Panther. Pretty unique opportunity to pair your favorite sushi roll with a Funky Buddha craft brew!