We will keep on chillin’ as we move south, where it’s a bit hotter and the humidity makes you feel like a beer just taken from a freezer. But help has arrived—here are some refreshing summer cocktails to try.
Try the pretty—and pretty refreshing—Watermelon Martini at Bonefish Grill, with hand-muddled watermelon, house-infused English cucumber vodka and fresh sour mix. In case you’d like to muddle at home, here’s the recipe:
- 1.5 ounces of your favorite vodka
- 2 cucumber slices
- 2 cubes of fresh watermelon
- ¼ ounce of simple syrup
- ½ ounces of fresh sour mix
- Combine the watermelon cubes, cucumber slices and simple syrup in a glass and muddle well
- Add your favorite vodka, and fresh sour mix
- Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish with frozen watermelon cubes or a fresh cucumber slice
Bonefish Grill, all locations (including Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Coral Springs, Aventura, Weston, Boca Raton)
Newport Beachside Resort & Spa
Here, rose makes the base of the cocktails and that’s a good thing. Try the Farmers Rose Cocktail (pictured above) with M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone rose turning your world a bit pink. Or there are Tromba tequila rose cocktails, and Aviation gin rose cocktails. 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; newportbeachsideresort.com
The “Vintage Happy Hour” at this Art Deco hotel extends beyond the architecture to the cocktails inspired by blues music and its icons. Try The Judy, The Liza, The Barbra at The Blues Bar, and then at 8:30 p.m., the singers and musicians perform the hits. 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/532-2311; nationalhotel.com
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