Summer Friday Happy Hour Guide

You're leaving the office early for these cocktails

Jul
01
2021
This Summer Friday Happy Hour Guide has been created by The Hungry Post and is presented by:

BY NATALIE ORTIZ

Summer Fridays are here and you’re leaving the office early for Happy Hour.

That hot Miami sun can be a scorcher and we have just the right drinks to keep you cool this summer. Presented by Zacapa, every Friday in July we will be hosting a Summer Friday Happy Hour with one-of-a-kind cocktails created just for you. In collaboration with GramercyLa TropicalKiki on the River, Riverside and Melinda’s you can escape work and drink till the sun goes down.

kiki on the river


FRIDAY, JULY 2nd

Neighborhood: Downtown Miami
Address: 450 NW N River Dr, Miami, FL 33128
Happy Hour:  5PM – 7 PM
”Kiki Love Potion” is available every Friday during Happy Hour in July. 

Falling in love with a cocktail has never been easier. The Kiki Love Potion will set the mood with just one sip. With a couple of these love potions, you may end up falling in love or lust. Now with who? That is up to you. This light and refreshing cocktail not only tastes delectable, but the presentation is truly magical. With a tableside pour, a cloud of smoke fills the glass and as it slowly starts to fill the deep purple, it changes into a romantic pink. With hints of light lemon and sweet peaches, this is the Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom drink that keeps on giving. And if the love potion hit made you fall in love with Kiki, come back for their Sip and Slurp Sundays, who doesn’t love a little oysters and champagne.

Ingredients:

  • Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom
  • St Germain
  • Simple syrup
  • Peaflower tea extract

Riverside


FRIDAY, JULY 9th

Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 25 SE 5th St, Miami, FL 33131
Happy Hour: 4 PM – 7 PM
”Cucumber Riverside”is available every Friday during Happy Hour in July. 

We gave you one riverside view, but here is another that will blow your socks off. Across from Brickell City Center tucked away on the river is Riverside. An outdoor venue that caters to all your cravings, whether you are there for a good ole sports darty or a day chowing down on good bites and drinks. Featuring happy hour Thursdays and Friday, this is a hot spot that can deliver a good time. This local venue not only has the ay que cute Miami aesthetics, but they also know how to cool you down in this Miami Heat. A revitalizing take on the classic Paloma, you are getting Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint, lime, grapefruit and a subtle spritz-like profile to keep it nice and sparkling.

Ingredients:

  • Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Soda Water

GRAMERCY


FRIDAY, JULY 16th

Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 65 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Happy Hour: 4 PM – 7 PM
”It’s raining in Guatemala” is available every Friday during Happy Hour in July. 

Calling all rum lovers, this herbaceous take on the classic Dark n’ Stormy, “It’s raining in Guatemala” will have you wanting to hop on a flight and dance in the rain with this drink in hand. With subtle peppery spice from the fresh ginger and a nice little kick of Zacapa 23YR Rum to keep you in your seat, you’ll want to pass by every time you hear the words happy hour. Make sure you give that cocktail a nice little swirl because you are going to want all those tasteful flavors to come together.

Ingredients:

  • Zacapa 23YR Rum
  • Thyme
  • Lime
  • Ginger beer

MELINDAS


FRIDAY, JULY 23rd

Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 1306 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL, 33136
Happy Hour: 5 PM – 7 PM
”Midnight Galaxy” is available every Friday during Happy Hour in July. 

Melinda’s is a cocktail lounge and garden restaurant located in Downtown Miami. The rustic space is charming with mismatched antiques, hanging plants and orchards. Stop by with a group of friends that love the sound of groovy electric music and refreshing cocktails. Billy Gorton, the mastermind behind Melinda’s bar program has created the Midnight Galaxy. It’s easy on the eyes with edible bougainvillea and shades of violet mirroring a trippy midnight sky. It tastes like summer with floral and citrus notes. And it’s most definitely not your average happy hour cocktail. Billy has taken the time to infuse Tanqueray London Dry Gin with butterfly pea pollen & lavender. He’s also made a homemade pistachio orgeat to blend with fresh lemon and pineapple juice. Make sure you give the Midnight Galaxu a good stir before sipping!

Ingredients:

  • Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • Butterfly Pea flower pollen
  • Lavender
  • Pistachio Orgeat
  • Lemon
  • Pineapple

LA TROPICAL


FRIDAY, JULY 30th

Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 145 NE 25th St, Miami, FL 33137
Happy Hour: 4 PM – 6 PM
“Pero like Passion” is available every Friday during Happy Hour in July. 

If you haven’t heard about La Tropical, then let us put you on this local brewery. Known as Cuba’s oldest brewery, it is now one of Miami’s youngest. Offering you live music, brewery tours and a crew of passionate team members. You are going to want to experience it all. For all the beer lovers out there, here is a beer cocktail you need to try. Using Ketel One Vodka, La Original amber lager (which is their OG recipe from 1888) passionfruit, orange and lime. You are going to feel like you are on the beaches of Cuba with this cocktail. Brewery tours are free in partnership with Fairchild’s One Million Orchid Project. Donate to the cause and feel good while throwing back La Original.

Ingredients:

  • La Original Ambar Lager
  • Ketel One Vodka
  • Chinola Passionfruit Liquor
  • Florida Orange
  • Lime
  • Orange Flower water

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