Summertime in Miami means rising temperatures, humidity and those mid-afternoon rainstorms. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to cool down and escape the humidity! Restaurants and bars around town are offering seasonal menu items and this might be the perfect opportunity for a staycation, spa day, or just “me” time! Recently, I was invited to a really fun cocktail crawl at the Fontainebleau showcasing each venues’ new summer cocktails. We “crawled” to some of their venues including Hakkasan, Bleau Bar, Scarpetta, and Stripsteak.
Our first stop of the night!
The beautiful set up and details at the bar! I felt like I was transported to a tropical island!
Pictures above is the “Talladega Days” cocktail made with Corzo Tequila Silver, Cointreau, orange juice, pineapple juice and guava puree. The little bamboo cups were our samples, so cute! Great idea for cocktail parties too! 😉
The middle cocktail is called the “Amburana Sour” made with Avua Amburana cachaca, Plymouth Sloe gin, agave, lime juice, egg white.
Last but not least was the “Mezcal” cocktail made with Del Maguey Chichicapa, mandarin puree, yuzu marmalade and dragon fruit baiju froth. The mezcal was subtle yet gave the coktail a smoky flavor which was a nice complement to its sweetness.
The making of the “Boardwalk Flyer”!
The finished product! The “Boardwalk Flyer” is made with Russian Standard vodka, Licor 43, peach liqueur, Disaronno amaretto, mango puree, and peach puree. This was one of my favorites!!
Next up was “Day Drinking.” It’s made with Pavan Liqueur de France, Whispering Angel rose and lychee puree. The name of this drink was very fitting because I love rose and could definitely sip on this all day!
Lastly, the “Broken Sling!” Ingredients included Russian Standard vodka, Grand Marnier, Luxardo Maraschino, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine, and dashes of angostura bitters.
The sample glass of the “Broken Sling” with extra luxardo cherries from the bartender since he heard I was obsessed with them! 😉
Our third stop was Scarpetta and we were graciously greeted with their in-house made limoncello. It was excellent and surprisingly easy to drink because it wasn’t too tart and overpowering like so many other limoncellos I’ve tried. It was very well-balanced!
The beautiful bar!
First up was the “Caput Mundi” made with Ciroc coconut vodka, yuzu juice, Licor 43 and Mascato.
The making of the “Vita di Luxuary.”
On the right is the “Vita di Luxuary” made with Spring44 gin, lime juice, hibiscus syrup, Sauternes wine, and Domaine de Canton. It was garnished with hibiscus blossom and citrus foam.
Pictured above is the “Via Sacre” made with The Botanist gin, Marsala Riserva Semisecco, orange syrup, Pamplemousse rose, yuzu juice, and dashes of Peychaud’s bitters.
Our sample glasses of “Via Sacre” being poured!
Had to capture this romantic setting!
Our last stop of the night but definitely not least was Stripsteak by Michael Mina. Pictured above is the “Apostoles Daiquiri” made with Apostoles gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey and pineapple creme.
I have to mention the food because it was amazing and for being the last stop on our cocktail crawl it was very much needed and welcomed (lol)! Pictured above is a tasting of their tuna tartare. I loved the size of the cubes of tuna, it was delicious!
The “La Mora” cocktail had Oxley gin, lemongrass syrup, lemon juice and blackberry thyme shrub.
Next up, they presented their lobster pot pie! Cutting off the top portion of pastry unveiled a pot filled with large pieces of tender lobster in a delicious creamy sauce.
The “Perfect Hemingway Daiquiri” had Diplomatico Reserva Blanco rum, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva rum, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and a luxardo maraschino cherry! You know this was another one of my favorites of the night 😉
Our tasting glass of the “Perfect Hemingway Daiquiri” with an explanation of the ingredients and story behind the drink.
All three summer cocktails at Stripsteak!