Broken Shaker spreads the love, heads to Chicago to open new locale.

What was once a dilapidated hotel (Indian Creek Hotel) turned into one of the more popular spots to have a cocktail in Miami Beach with affordable rooms so everyone can enjoy not only Miami Beach but one of the best bars in the U.S., the Broken Shaker at the Freehand. The Freehand, a concept by

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Spirited Miami’s Guide to hosting a summer party

Here in Miami, we love our summers.  They may be humid, but the sun, sand and good eats, go hand in hand with friends. What better way to kick off the summer with a small guide to elevate your cocktails at home! We love: Bittermilk “Bittermilk is a line of cocktail mixers made for cocktail

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Ashley Danella wins Miami’s Viva Sangrita Competition, heads to New Orleans to compete in the national final!

This Sunday, Blackbird Ordinary, held Tequila Ocho’s annual ‘Viva Sangrita‘ competition. The ‘Viva Sangrita’ competition is (from the website): Sangrita is a seamless blending of tart, sweet, spicy, and savory. When made with love, imagination, and paired with the right tequila, it becomes a ritual, and is a transcendent drink experience. We believe this pairing

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FIRST LOOK: Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of judging Cochon 555‘s Punch Kings portion of the event, where some of Miami’s finest bartenders were competing for the title of Miami’s Punch King and the winner receives bragging rights, a trophy, a $1000 bottle of Breckenridge Reserve Bourbon and a trip to compete at “Last Call” Tour Finale in

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New Menu Alert! Repour at the Albion Hotel

Isaac Grillo, the head honcho at Repour, is at it again.  This time it is a redesign of his cocktail menu.  Isaac has done amazing things with the menu which he created to feel like a home.  All the categories are sections of a house:  garden, pantry, porch, sitting room, living room and guest room. 

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