Art Basel is one of the busiest times of the year here in Miami. Not only is art being showcased but cocktails and food also take center stage. What was once a week dedicated to art has bloomed into a who’s who in the culinary and bar world.
Nico De Soto, owner and head bartender will be behind the stick during Art Basel. Mace specializes in spices when it comes to cocktails. The bar’s name, Mace, is named after the aril surrounding the nutmeg seed. Cocktails are created using different spices very similar to how Brad Kilgore brings his food to life at Alter. This synergy is what led to the two establishments partnering up for the pop up. This will culminate into the opening of Alter’s terrace bar which is under construction at the moment. Alter will continue to look for industry professionals and bartenders that push the envelope to pop up at the Alter terrace. Mace is just the first.
Alter was just recently named Eater Miami Restaurant of the Year for 2015 and Brad Kilgore was recently named Eater Miami Chef of the Year for 2015.
Mace is a collaboration between Nico De Soto, Greg Boehm and Zack Sharaga. Their inspiration is drawn from their travels around the world. What better way to celebrate travels with the look, smell and taste of other countries. This is where the spices come into play. Nico De Soto was named the most influential French Bartender in 2014 Cocktail Spirits Show in Paris .
Mace was recently named by Playboy in their Best Bars of America article as most imaginative cocktail concept.
You’re not going to want to miss this one!
Mace Cocktail Bar
649 E 9th St.
New York, NY
223 NW 23rd Street
(in the heart of Wynwood)