5 Mixology Hotspots Around Miami

Riki Altman-Yee, Jen Karetnick & Luis R. Rigual | August 12, 2019 | Food & Drink

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Cayo Hueso gimlet from The Sylvester

The Sylvester
Mixologist Ben Potts and chef Brian Nasajon rebranded Boombox in April to give guests more of the flavor-plus-feel formula that works so well at Beaker & Gray. What resulted were pleasant surprises all around, including concoctions created by barman Derek Stillman featuring mascarpone foam, liquid nitrogen muddled mint, coconut orgeat and even CBD upgrades. 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.814.4548, thesylvesterbar.com

Seek + Find
Those who prefer their cocktails with a little edge should find their way here. Instead of paper umbrellas and lemon wheels, drinks at S+F arrive with a flaming rum floater, jalapeno essence or a volcanic sea salt rim. 2530 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.902.6220, seekandfindmiami.com

Bar Bevy
Obviously inspired by Mother Nature, Groot Hospitality beverage director Karol Ansaldi uses elderflower, rose, lavender, basil, cucumber, passion fruit, strawberries and honey for this bar’s superfragrant creations. 90 NE 39th St., Miami, 305.704.0994, swanbevy.com

Tea Room
Mixologist Joe Donohue says he was inspired by Asian ingredients when conjuring up the cocktails for this gem at the EAST. Our favorite is High Over Manila, made with bourbon, lychee, mango, lemongrass and an herbal liqueur. 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, 305.712.7000, east-miami.com

SAAM at SLS Brickell
After unveiling a new look in June, SAAM now features a 12-seat “experience station” and a garden where bartenders go to clip fresh garnishes and exotic ingredients for cocktails. 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.239.1300, sbe.com



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