Miami Holiday Cocktail Guide

Cocktails to make at home or drink at these bars & restaurants

Dec
22
2020
2020 is so close to being over. Celebrate with these cocktails.

To wrap up the year, PERRIER®️ is adding the fizz to 13 cocktails in 13 different Miami bars during the holidays. These cocktails are inspired by the limited edition collection 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐱 𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐢, featuring Murakami mutating flowers on Perrier bottles as a symbol of modern-day pop culture in Miami⁣.

If you’re venturing out, click the link in bio to read all you need to know about our favorite bars and restaurants, who you should take and what you should eat. But if you’re staying, we’ve also included the ingredients of the 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐱 𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐢 cocktails so you can recreate them at home.

Mo Bar


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive
Hours: 5 PM – 11 PM
Limited outdoor seating is available.

What you need to know
Mo Bar is located inside of the Mandarin Hotel in Brickell Key. It’s a thing of luxury, this bar. Not only is it sleek, intimate but it also has panoramic views of the Miami skyline and water. This is the sort of place to bring a date. You haven’t been dating for years but it’s been a solid 6 months and you’re still getting to know each other. You’ll want to dress up for this one and pretend 2020 is long gone. Have a cocktail and a thoughtful conversation here. If you like live music, they host a jazz night on Friday and Saturday.

What you’re drinking
Fiona’s Dream: 2oz of Perrier, 1.5 oz of butterfly pea tea-infused tequila, 0.75 oz basil syrup and a splash of grapefruit juice $17
Flower Power (non-alcoholic): Perrier water, 1 0z of basil cucumber chili mix, 1.5 0z of apple juice $9

1-800 Lucky


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 143 NW 23rd Street
Hours: 12 PM – 12 AM
Outdoor seating is available.

What you need to know
The 1-800 Lucky bar is part of the only all-Asian food hall to be found in Miami. It generally gets jam-packed on weekend nights. If we were you, we’d go during the day on a weekend or on a weeknight. Go here with a group of friends that can’t decide what they want but know they want to be in Wynwood. One wants to drink their calories the other wants to eat them. For the one that is hungry, suggest the Tuna Cebiche and the ENTIRE crispy rice section.

What you’re drinking
Thai Collins: Perrier, Thai basil, gin, and cucumber $12
Lychee Lemonade (non-alcoholic): pineapple Perrier and lychee $8

Phuc Yea


Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 7100 Biscayne Blvd.
Hours: 5 PM – 10 PM Wed-Sat, 12 PM – 9 PM Sun
Outdoor seating available

What you need to know
Phuc Yea is a Vietnamese Cajun restaurant by Ani Meinhold and Chef Cesar Zapata in the MiMo district of Miami. Their lantern garden is cozy and adorable. We recommend heading there with your soulmate on a chilly night and feasting. Wear something loose, be comfortable in your own skin and order the Special Phuc Yea Short Rib Pho with hickory-smoked whole beef short rib, brisket, meatballs, rice noodles, winter spiced beef broth, all the herbs, bean sprouts, hoisin, sriracha and lime.

What you’re drinking
Lady Fung: Perrier, black tea infused cognac, Vermouth di Torino, lychee, lemon and Thai basil $15
Sparkling Hao (non-alcoholic): Perrier, cucumber, cilantro, ginger and lemon $10

Lost Boy


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 157 E Flagler
Hours: 12 PM – 2 AM Mon – Sat, 12 PM – 12 AM Sun
Limited outdoor seating available

What you need to know
Lost Boy is for that friend of yours that just moved down from New York. That friend is looking around Miami, with their head about to explode. They just don’t get Miami, at least not yet. Tell your friend to relax and that #WeAreAllLost. They’re clearly in need of a drink and a therapy sess at Lost Boy. You’re obviously going here for a drink but if you’re stress eating order the Sloppy Joe with Cuban Picadillo. There will be lots of questions to follow after this world-famous sloppy joe.

What you’re drinking:
Murakami Highball: cucumber Perrier, Japanese Whisky, house-made yuzu syrup & bitters. Light, refreshing and delicious $13
Gari Melon (non-alcoholic): watermelon Perrier, citrus, fresh watermelon & pressed ginger. Refreshing, ginger spice, citrus cooler $10

Palapa


Neighborhood: Upper Buena Vista
Address: 184 NE 50th Terr
Hours: 6 PM – 12 AM
Outdoor seating only

What you need to know
Palapa is a pop-up concept in Upper Buena Vista. This is for those friends that are obsessed with Puerto Escondido and Burning Man. They’re all about elixirs but won’t turn down a cocktail. They identify with words like wanderlust, clandestine and our favorite nomad of the world. Take them to Palapa for an open-air experience with Old Banyan trees surrounding the property.

What you’re drinking:
Palapa Paloma: grapefruit Perrier, tequila, mezcal, citrus, Mexican pepper reduction (dry chile de arbol, dry ancho, dry chipotle, and deseeded/deveined Jalapeño Peppers) $16
Baby Bird (non-alcoholic): grapefruit Perrier, lime, Mexican pepper reduction (dry chile de arbol, dry ancho, dry chipotle, and deseeded/deveined jalapeño peppers).

Jaguar Sun at Lot6


Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 7357 NW Miami Ct
Hours: 5 PM – 10 PM Fri – Sun
Outdoor seating only (covered areas available)

What you need to know
Jaguar Sun is a downtown cocktail bar that since the pandemic has switched gears and taken over an empty outdoor venue called Lot6 in Little River. These guys have the pivot game down from the outside looking in. They are creative masterminds going from a taco concept to a steakhouse minus all the frills. This one is great for family gatherings, close friends, or a first date. Yes, a first date would be impressed by Jaguar Sun at Lot6. It’s remote, relaxed, it will give you an edge and the food is delicious. Orde the parker house rolls, grilled leeks and all the sauces for your choice of protein.

What you’re drinking:
Rome with a Vieux: strawberry Perrier, Campari, dry vermouth, Agricole, lime, $16
Billy Sunday (non-alcoholic): grapefruit Perrier, ginger, lime, passionfruit $10

Black Market


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 168 SE 1st St
Hours: 4 PM – 11 PM Mon-Thurs, 12 PM – 12 AM Fri-Sun

What you need to know
When there are sports, there’s Black Market. This informal spot is dimly lit with neon signs that say, “No requests” and “Fake it til you make it.” Bring your loudest friends to this bar on a game night. The TV volume and the excitement of other guests will help you tune them out. If you’re hungry go for the Black Market burger and the truffle parmesan fries. And remember, no requests.

What you’re drinking:
El Chapo: orange Perrier, mezcal, mango, champagne, chili, agave and lime  $14
Less is More (non-alcoholic): orange Perrier, lemon, strawberry $7

Cafe La Trova


Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address: 971 SW 8th St
Hours: 6 PM – 12 AM
Outdoor seating available

What you need to know
Cafe La Trova in Calle Ocho has our attention. This restaurant is for the nostalgic bunch that often say things like “I was born during the wrong time”. Know those types? So do we. Chef Michelle Bernstein takes on modern Cuban cuisine in a setting that transports you to Old Cuba. Named after Trova Cuban music from Oriente, Cafe La Trova is a true experience. Founder and lead Cantinero (bartender) Julio Cabrera continues this celebration through Cuban cocktails. You’re obviously getting the croquetas.

What you’re drinking:
Mojito Criollo: Perrier, Cruzan light rum, lime juice, sugar, fresh mint, and bitters $12
Virgin Grapefruit Mojito (non-alcoholic): grapefruit Perrier, fresh grapefruit juice, sugar, mint, and bitters $7

Broken Shaker


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 2727 Indian Creek Drive
Hours: 5 PM – 12 AM Wed-Sun
Outdoor seating available

What you need to know
Broken Shaker is the breath of fresh air that Miami Beach needs to hold onto. Imagine being in the backyard of someone that is well-read and has extensive knowledge of cocktails, that’s the Broken Shaker. You feel at home (yet it’s a hostel) and whoever owns or rents this home is just cool and has a laid-back, effortless style. The Bar Lab team who started the Broken Shaker are cocktail pioneers in our city. Take a friend or someone that challenges you here. They probably think they make “the best” cocktails but maybe they’ll shut up once they try the Broken Shaker.

What you’re drinking:
Miss Collins: Gin, Cucumber Perrier, St.Germain, Fino Sherry and Lemon $12
Watermelon Spritz (non-alcoholic): Watermelon Perrier, Lemon, Watermelon Juice $7

R House


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2727 NW 2nd Avenue
Hours: 4 PM – 10 PM Wed-Thurs, 4 PM – 11 PM Fri, 11:30 AM – 11 PM Sat, 11:30 AM – 6 PM Sun
Outdoor seating available

What you need to know
Known for their drag brunch, R House is one of the original Wynwood restaurants still around. They’ve recently upgraded their dinner menu and are focusing on bold Latin flavors. Chef/owner, Rocco Carulli, and director of operations/husband, Owen Bale have revamped their outdoor terrace with string lights and tropical knickknack. We’d go here with those friends that are always down for a good time. This is for easy-going types.

What you’re drinking:
Hey Hey Perrier: Hendricks, Lillet Blanc, cucumber juice, lemon juice, ginger, Perrier cucumber$15
Mura-Calm-Me-Down (non-alcoholic): Watermelon, lime, lavender syrup, Perrier peach $8

Itamae


Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 140 NE 39th St
Hours: 12 PM – 9 PM

Itamae is Miami’s newest treasured gem. Finally, they have re-located from being part of a food hall to now having their own stand-alone restaurant in the Design District. Itamae is for a night out with your best friend. They deserve the best of the best and that’s why you’re taking them to Itamae. A family restaurant by Nando and Valerie Chang, Itamae is serving Nikkei cuisine. That’s a Japanese technique with Peruvian ingredients in short. The same way you’re proud to call your best friend, your best friend is the same way we’re proud to say this is Miami’s best new restaurant. It’s hard to put it in words so just go. You can close your eyes and point to any dish on the menu and it will be good, from the cebiches to the rolls, to the tiraditos. My God, it’s so refreshing and a true representation of EXCEPTIONAL food in Miami.

What you’re drinking:
Papa’s Highball: JoJo Tea Papa Chang’s Blend Infused Terada Honke Katori 90, Orange Perrier $12
“Leche De Tigre”(non-alcoholic): Spicy Cream Soda, Lime Perrier $6

Casa Florida


Neighborhood: Litte Havana
Address: 140 NE 39th St
Hours: 5 PM – 11 PM Thurs, 5 PM -12 AM Fri, 12 PM – 12 AM Sat, 12 PM – 11 PM Sun

What you need to know
Casa Florida is for an intimate high school reunion. Meet up with your oldest friends in this Little Havana bar. Sit on what looks like abuela’s outdoor sofas in a flamingo pink patio. They have ping pong tables and Bocce courts for those that can’t stay still.

What you’re drinking:
Smoky Paloma: Bruxo Mezcal, Fresh Florida pink grapefruit juice, grapefruit perrier, tan rim $12
Green Bubble (non-alcoholic): Cucumber, Lime and Pineapple juice top off with perrier lime $10

Seaspice


Neighborhood: Miami River
Address: 422 NW North River Drive
Hours: 12 PM – 12 AM
Outdoor seating available

What you need to know
Seaspice is located on the Miami River and of course, it has views. If you haven’t seen your co-workers in a while and they’re down for a good time. Bring them to Seaspice. Together you can feel fancy, complain about your job and charge the bill to your boss. We recommend a sunset happy hour filled with stone crabs and shrimp cocktails.

What you’re drinking:
Seaspice Mojito: Bacardi Coconut, Raspberry, Mint, Perrier Lime $16
Seaspice Paloma (non-alcoholic): Grapefruit Juice, Lime, Perrier Grapefruit $8

 

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