With the changing of the seasons, restaurants and bars across the country are introducing a bevy of new drinks to their cocktail menus. Among those providing new, Lushworthy options for their guests is Miami, Florida eatery, Red, The Steakhouse. Located on South Beach, the steakhouse boasts a new cocktail menu that “incorporates fresh and unique ingredients.”
Among the drinks featured on the new cocktail menu at Red, The Steakhouse is the Red “305,” which is made using Bombay Sapphire, fresh agave, orange bitters, strawberries, cucumbers, and is topped off with a Prosecco float. Yeah, I could go for about two of those bad boys right now.
In case you don’t plan on hitting the streets of South Beach anytime soon, you can find full recipes for Red, The Steakhouse’s boozy, new options below. Cheers!
2.0 oz Corzo Silver Tequila 1.0 oz Fresh Agave Splash of fresh Pineapple juice and Sprite
Muddled Pineapple & Cucumber
Muddle fresh fruit in a martini shaker. Add Corzo Silver Tequila, Pineapple Juice, Sprite and Agave to the same martini shaker. Shake well and pour over ice in a highball glass.
Red “305” (Pictured Above)
1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire 1.0 oz Fresh Agave Splash of Orange Bitters Fresh Strawberries & Cucumbers
Combine Gin, Agave, Bitters and fresh fruit in martini shaker. Shake well and strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with a Prosecco float to finish.
I’ll give it to you, summer. You’re cute. With your beach-worthy weather, tropical drinks, fancy sunblocks, and other summery niceties. But I’m more of a fall gal, myself (hello boots and leggings!). With that being said, I’m definitely not in the majority. In fact, I’m sure most of the country (especially those in the North) have already found themselves dreading counting down the remaining weeks of summer. If you’ve already found yourself on the verge of a “fall freakout” then it may be time to get away to a place where the heat’s present nearly year round and the cocktails are oh so Lushworthy. I’m talking about South Beach, Miami, ladies and gents.
I had the opportunity to visit Miami earlier this year and during my stay I spent one night at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Although The Ritz-Carlton is smack dab in the middle of all the action on South Beach, it boasts an inviting solitude. The lobby area is dimly-lit, but still warm. A nice change from the sensory overload one can endure on Collins Ave, which the hotel rests on the corner of. And the pool area, my personal favorite, is a welcomed surprise in a city where teeny, tiny rooftop pools seem to be all the rave. The pool itself is pretty large. Large enough to where if you happen to visit at the right time you may even be able to get your Michael Phelps on without swimming directly into a middle-aged, European tourist.
Sangria on the beach! A great way to beat any upcoming fall blues.
Oh, and did I mention the plethora of beachy cocktails available at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach? We’re talking sipping sangria while beachside and later moving to frothy, frozen drinks by the pool once you start getting sand in highly unwelcomed places. While on the beach we ordered the watermelon sangria, which was very refreshing. There were about four servings in the pitcher and while the sangria was tasty I felt like I had to drink it up pretty quickly to keep from sipping on a super-diluted sangria due to all the ice placed in the pitcher.
Over the past few years, cultural fusions have become quite prominent when it concerns the food and drink world. Some fusions work amazingly well together. Take Atlanta restaurant Poor Calvin’s for example, which boasts a food and drink menu that combines Southern flair with far East sophistication. And when it comes to food and drink fusions, I’m sure the city of Miami reigns supreme. Among the Miami establishments serving up a unique mixture of two varying cultures, and in liquid form on top of that, is the Lord Balfour hotel.
Located on vibrant Miami Beach, Lord Balfour has just introduced a tea-infused signature cocktail list that pairs British staples with a little Latin flair. See, I told you they were serving up some very unique and of course Lushworthy combinations.
In the mood for a rum infused with green tea? Then their “Piccadilly Circus,” which combines green tea-infused rum with lime juice, mint, and ginger beer, should make for a welcoming addition to tea time. And if you prefer your cocktails sans the Brit’s beverage of choice then the Lord Balfour’s new menu offers a handful of cocktails that don’t include tea, but are still heavy on the Latin-British fusion.
When it comes to going global here in the United States, South Beach may be one of the best places to do just that. The cuisine is always an eclectic array of global tastes and the cocktails can be just as international. Just in time for the warmer months, South Beach’s The Local House Raw Bar & Grill, located in the Sense Beach House, has introduced a new signature cocktail menu that boasts a global theme. Each of the Lushworthy cocktails is created by an international mixologist that hails from Italy, Germany, and even a few bars/restaurants located here in the states.
With the exception of the “Oyster And Vodka Are Up To No Good” ($17), all of the cocktails are available for purchase for $15. And here’s a little Lushworthy tip for ya, all of the signature cocktails are half-off during Happy Hour on Wednesday from 4 to 7 P.M. You can find the full list of The Local House Raw Bar & Grill’s signature cocktails and their ingredients below.
“Down The Rabbit Hole” (Created By Gabriele Selvi) – Scotch, Raspberries, Fresh Mint, Ginger Ale, Sugar
“Beyond Good And Evil” (Created By Gabriele Selvi & Cristina Bini) – Rum, Triple Sec, Jalapeno, Lime, and Passion Fruit
“Oyster And Vodka Are Up To No Good” (Created By Gabriele Selvi) – Vodka, Lillet, Dry Vermouth, Twist of Lemon, Two Oyster
Late last week, some of the industry’s biggest names gathered at LIV nightclub in Miami to celebrate the launch of D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac during Art Basel. The D’USSÉ flowed heavily as Jay-Z (who also served as the event’s host), Beyonce, The Dream, Pusha T, and numerous other notables partied it up with the assistance of a seemingly never-ending supply of D’USSÉ. I’ve yet to sample D’USSÉ, but if it tastes as good as it looks then it’ll likely be a welcomed addition to the cognac world. The cognac is currently only available in select East Coast markets and retails for $44.99 (750-ml bottle).