Every year on May 13, bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts around the world celebrate World Cocktail Day, and Miami is no exception. This year, some of Miami’s top destinations and hotspots have great drink selections that pay tribute to the art of mixology.
From rooftop bars to beachside lounges, Miami’s bar scene is buzzing with excitement as patrons raise their glasses in celebration of this beloved holiday. Popular venues like The BELLINI, CHOTTO MATTE, Monterrey Bar, MATADOR BAR, Baia Beach Club and Greystone Jazz Bar are offering special signature cocktails to mark the occasion.
As we raise our glasses to toast this year’s World Cocktail Day, let’s remember to appreciate the craft, history, and culture behind every perfectly mixed drink. Cheers!
This World Cocktail Day enjoy beaming views of the Biscayne Bay while sipping on Bellini’s signature La Pasion Cocktail. This zesty sip combines Avion Tequila with bursts of passion fruit and citrus to create a drink that will feel like a Miami sunset.
Fourth-generation hospitality leaders Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani are the masterminds behind Bellini Restaurant & Bar. Set in the iconic Mr. C Coconut Grove, Bellini is renowned for its sophisticated and elegant atmosphere and is home to some of the finest Italian cuisine in Coconut Grove, bringing a contemporary edge to traditional favorites. Enjoy classics such as Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Carpaccio, Tagliari al Tartufo Nero di Norcia, Beef Tenderloin Tagliata, and finish with the iconic house-made Pistachio Gelato.
Hidden just behind Lincoln Road, Chotto Matte Miami is the city’s best-kept secret. Celebrating authentic and innovative Japanese-Peruvian tastes, experience the masterful mixology journey of Chotto Matte’s Tokyo to Lima cocktail collection carefully curated to electrify every palate. Discover signature cocktails such as the Wabi-Sabi made with Roku gin, Caravedo Quebranta pisco, dry vermouth, ito togarashi, aji inca, acacia honey, kumquat, grapefruit, the Ikigai featuring Código 1530 Blanco tequila, Cocchi Americano vermouth, Cointreau, mango, avocado and coriander cordial, lime, tellicherry pepper, or a classic favorite, Pisco Sour. Full menu available HERE.
Located inside The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, Monterrey Bar, celebrates a twist on classic cocktails. The name Monterrey Bar pays homage to the hotel’s namesake roots The Monterrey Motel which opened at 40 Island Avenue in 1953. Curated by Executive Chef Andrew Gilbert are designed to pair with the curated beverage menu, reflecting the cool, dark speakeasy style of Monterrey Bar. The T-shaped bar with Amazonite stone is a dramatic focal point and provides an intimate place to gather. Afromosia wall paneling and plush carpet emulating the ocean are tied together beneath a Murano glass chandelier. The shelves are playfully lined with a pop art collection of 1980s ‘Frozen Moments’ by artist Geoffrey Rose. Come and stay awhile. On this World Cocktail Day, celebrate with the Monterrey Motel made with Mijenta Blanco, Lime Juice, Grenadine Syrup, Chinola, and Angostura Bitters. Full menu available HERE.
Upon entering the stately MATADOR BAR, located at the iconic The Miami Beach EDITION, one can’t help but feel instantly transported to another era where class and glamor reign supreme. An expansive black walnut and stone bar is the room’s centerpiece, with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide the only unobstructed view of the ocean at any hotel in Miami Beach. Black walnut-paneled walls are covered with photographs by famed French photographer Lucien Clergue that portray the art of bullfighting, while a thoughtfully crafted cocktail menu pays homage to the art of bartending. MATADOR BAR creates a modern interpretation of modern cocktails with the Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors.
In honor of Miami Beach PRIDE month, The Miami Beach EDITION is celebrating the freedom to be YOU with a crafted cocktail that exudes confidence and pride. Celebrate World Cocktail day with a tropically refreshing sip is carefully curated with vodka, fresh pineapple juice, house made ginger syrup, chamomile kiwi, creamy eggwhite, prosecco and hints of lime. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Stonewall National Museum’s efforts in collecting, preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of all stories.
Located in Mondrian South Beach, Baia Beach Club is the hotel’s waterfront destination with a sophisticated casual elegance ambiance. Embodying a Mediterranean coastal flair and an open-air living room space where guests can drift through the property’s relaxed design mixed with accents of raw organic timber, billowing airy shades, handmade macramé fixtures, Belgian linens, and exquisitely curated bespoke furnishings. At Baia Beach Club, Another Night in Miami ($17) with Bacardi Superior, Dobel Humitos Mezcal, Coconut Cream, Aromatic Bitters, Lime is the perfect cocktail to enjoy a relaxed weekend getaway. Full menu HERE
Here, there’s always something happening—settle in for a live jazz ensemble, stand-up comedy set, sing-along piano bar evening or storytelling night. World music, charismatic characters and experimental stylings have a home here. Surprise yourself. The Hotel Greystone culinary team’s superb menu of cocktails and bar bites creates the perfect after-work or late night watering hole. The curated atmosphere creates the perfect conditions for people, art, music, and fine dining to transcend the predictable, and manifest the uncommon. Enjoy the specialty Triton’s Cake with Tito’s Vodka, Frangelico, Limoncello, Vanille de Madagascar, and Lemon Juice in celebration of this year’s World Cocktail Day. Meet up, see and be seen—right on Collins Avenue. Full menu HERE.