The bar scene is big in Miami, and with so many options, it can be tough to find the best drinks. From progressive drinks with upscale ingredients, to slushy party concoctions, we broke down some of the best cocktails in Miami Beach.
“The Collins Park” at Sweet Liberty & Supply Co.
No Miami cocktail list would be complete without mention of Sweet Liberty & Supply Co. It was awarded The Miami New Times’s Best Bar and Happy Hour of Miami in 2016 and chosen as one of top 100 best bars in the world by the Cocktail Spirited Awards. The hip gastropub is known for its innovative cocktails and New American food. Our favorites was created by award-winning bartenders John Lermayer and Dan Binkiewicz. “The Collins Park” has Ford’s gin, Creme de Peche, lemon juice, orange blossom, egg white, matcha. Its smooth and sweet but with fresh citrusy notes.
237 20th St B, Miami Beach, FL 33139
“The Grog” at Libertine Miami
With a speakeasy feel and glitzy decor, Libertine has quickly become a favorite late-night bar for craft cocktails and good music. This downtown hangout has a unique piano-facade DJ booth that usually gives way for performances by indie acts and electro DJ’s like Otto Von Schirach and Afrobeta. The cocktail menu can vary, but a staple concoction is “The Grog.” It has bourbon, egg whites, muddled cherries and lime juice garnished with a sweet bing cherry on top.
34 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132
“Darryl Strawberry” at Craft Social Club
Craft Social Club is an innovative concept that combines artisan cocktails with a nightclub setting. Instead of the typical bottle service, you receive an entire cocktail station complete with mixers, bitters, and fresh ingredients to make a speciality drink. If you’re not a cocktail master, they have table side staff there to help. Craft Social Club also has a proper bar and a draught system for cocktails. We recommend the “Darryl Strawberry,” complete with Ketel One Vodka and house crafted ginger beer, garnished with a strawberry, and candied ginger. It’s a new take on a moscow mule— fresh and delicious.
100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
“Daisy De Lolita” at 1306
Retro 1920’s charm meets Miami chic at this downtown neighborhood bar with a string-lit garden and space for live music. The handcrafted cocktails were created by highly praised Broken Shaker alum Virginia King. All of 1306’s cocktails are made to compliment the aperitivos like cheeses, nuts, and other small bar bites. We recommend the “Daisy De Lolita,” because it includes Ilegal Reposado Mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse, lime, and mint; giving it a unique citrusy but herbaceous taste.
1306 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
“Call A Cab” at Wet Willie’s
For those who are looking to bar hop in South Beach, nothing will get you into the Ocean Drive-mindset like a slushie, grain alcohol-infused drink from Wet Willie’s. Stocked with classic 7-11 flavors like strawberry and pina colada, you can’t go wrong. The “Call A Cab” is a bold decision with cherry, strawberry, 190 proof grain alcohol, and Bacardi rum.
760 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139