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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Tamarina to start tasting flights of Rare Rums and Amaro

Head Bartender Nathan Rogers was starting to get busy on Wednesday evening. With his head face down and jigger in hand, Nathan began creating beautiful cocktails. I knew by his diligence, that we were in for a treat. As I walked in, I was greeted by Nathan who told me he was going to take

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New Menu Alert! Broken Shaker at The Freehand

Hot off the presses, the Broken Shaker team has released their new menu and as usual, it doesn’t disappoint. The cocktails are creative with a Miami flair that is sure to quench the thirst of the masses. Here are our favorites: O’Doyle Rules Purple Cauliflower Syrup, Bacardi Superior, St Germain and Fresh Lime Shaken with

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New Menu Alert! Lure Fishbar

Our friends at Lure Fishbar at the Lowes have released a new specialty cocktail menu that looks mighty tasty.  One of our favorites here at Spirited Miami, Rob Ferrara, mentions to, “Come and get them while they last!”.  The specialty cocktail menu changes every couple of weeks. The five cocktails are a wide range including:  gin,

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Miami Cantinero, Julio Cabrera, migrates North, graduates another Cantinero Master Class.

But only for a second! Miami’s own cocktail gentleman and Cantinero, Julio Cabrera,  has made his way to Chicago to present his popular Cantineros Master Class.   This week, Julio, mentored bartenders at Soho House Chicago on the intricacies on how to be a Cantinero that he learned throughout Cuba.   The night ended with cocktails

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