Head to Art Basel Miami for Artful Cocktails

Mr Chow Art basel cocktail
Mr Chow Bourgeois Brawler cocktail

With SoFla’s famous Art Basel Miami starting soon (Dec. 5-8), you should start working up a meal and cocktail plan now. Restaurants and bars have special menus and special cocktails, all done with an artistic flair. Here are some of the more creative cocktails.

  • Mr. Chow, W Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/695-1695; https://www.mrchow.com/restaurant-miami-menu-map Offered during the week of Art Basel Miami is the Bourgeois Brawler cocktail (pictured above) made with 10-year single malt Irish whiskey, mixed with St. Germain and topped with pink grapefruit juice, then garnished with grapefruit peel, thyme sprig and cherry. Tropical, yet edgy.
Toscano Divino Art Basel drink
Toscano Divino Art Basel drink
  • Toscano Divino, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305/371-2767; https://www.toscanadivino.com/ This Italian restaurant took artist Damien Hirst’s work, “Saint Sebastian” and created a Suspension cocktail. The drink is made with Tanqueray N. 10, Italicus, Contreau, maraschino, Blue Curacao and lemon essence. It may be too pretty to drink!
Villa Azur Art Basel drink
Villa Azur Art Basel drink
  • Villa Azur, 309 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305/763-8688;  http://villaazurmiami.com Here’s a swinging drink (literally!) called Vintage Blanc. Created with Perrier Jouet Blanc de Blancs, with a strawberry and framed within a French country-style portrait frame, this is delivered to the table in the hanging frame. As the restaurant says, you can have your art and drink it, too. Best of both worlds.
Perriwinke Blossom
International Smoke Perriwinke Blossom

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