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Here’s where you’ll be celebrating this legendary spirit

This week on August 16, National Rum Day is celebrated far and wide on many horizons, and we’ve got the best spots in Miami to pay homage to this legendary spirit. It helps that this year the holiday lands on a Friday—we can’t think of a better way to usher in the weekend than with one of these refreshing cocktails.

Vista Miami

Vista Miami {5020 Northeast Second Avenue, Miami; 305.405.7547}

The excellent mixologists at Upper Buena Vista’s idyllic spot Vista Miami are rolling out week-long specials in honor of the spirit, but we’re most taken with the Saratoga made with Havana Club rum, melon, Miel de Santo, and lime.

Matador Bar at the Miami Beach EDITION {2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.257.4600}

Made with Havana Club Anejo Rum, St. George Coffee Liqueur, espresso, cardamom demerara, toasted pecan, banana foam, and nutmeg, the Stay Woke cocktail will do just that and keep you going all night long. Inspired by the fortune teller of the same name that has been roaming Miami Beach since the 1960s, the Ms. Clair Voyant is made with Banks 7 rum, Overproof rum, Spanish brandy, Cognac, green tea, pineapple, pink lemon, orange, aromatic spices, and clarified milk.

Malibu Farm Miami Beach {4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.674.5579}

Enjoy unbeatable ocean views while sipping on two of this waterfront restaurant’s most popular drinks, the Mint and the Coconut. Malibu Farm’s take on the classic mojito, the Mint is made with rum, mint ginger agave, lime, and club soda; while the Coconut is a refreshingly tropical cocktail made with toasted coconut-infused rum, coconut agave, and pineapple juice.

Sugar {788 Brickell Plaza, No. 40, Miami; 786.805.4655}

If you’re looking to celebrate National Rum Day enjoying an unforgettable view of Brickell, be sure to stop by EAST and visit Miami’s infamous rooftop bar Sugar for their signature drink, the Peony. One of the rooftop oasis’ most popular rum cocktails, the Peony features vodka, dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple, and citrus.

MO Bar + Lounge at Mandarin Oriental {500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami; 305.913.8358}

There aren’t any beaches in Hialeah, but if there were, everyone would be sipping a Hialeah Beach on the sand. The Caribbean-inspired drink combines aged rum, pineapple marmalade, allspice, lime juice, and honey.

By Sara Liss, contributing writer

The Dog Days of Summer are here, and we’re certainly feeling it! But good news: Miami Spice is here as well. Check out ilovemiamispice.com to see the full list of nearly 200 restaurants throughout Miami that are offering special lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus from now through September 30. We also put together two previews of some of our favorite Miami Spice menus–check those out here and here. In addition to Miami Spice specials, here are our top Miami August events to help keep your mind off all this heat and humidity.

MO Bar + Lounge

Bar Spice at MO Bar + Lounge
When:
Through September 30
Where: MO Bar + Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Miami {500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell; 305.913.8288}
What: Miami Spice is in full swing, which means that Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s signature restaurants will be offering unbeatable prix-fixe menus (La Mar by Gastón Acurio for lunch and dinner; Azul for dinner only). But that’s not all. The five-star resort’s MO Bar + Lounge is getting in on the action by adding a twist to three signature cocktails: the Aji Rocoto and Pineapple “Margarita” with tequila reposado, rocoto-pineapple marmalade, house citrus cordial, lime, and a tajin rim; the Ancho Chile and Chocolate “Manhattan” with ron añejo, Chinato vermouth, Ancho Reyes, crème de cacao, and orange bitters; and the Jalapeño and Tamarind “Pisco Sour” with pisco acholado, tamarind falernum syrup, lemon, and muddled jalapeño.

stripsteak

New Sunday Brunch at StripSteak
When: Every Sunday, 11:30am-3pm
Where: StripSteak at Fontainebleau {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 877.326.7412}
What: Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s newest signature restaurant from celebrity chef Michael Mina has recently introduced an unbeatable Sunday brunch. For just $68 per person, enjoy a fabulous two-course plated menu (your choice of appetizer and entrée), a delicious signature cocktail, unlimited shellfish, charcuterie, and cheeses, freshly baked breads, breakfast pastries, and desserts, a Greek yogurt parfait bar, and complimentary valet parking. Unlimited mimosas, Bellinis, and Fizzy Bellboys (the restaurant’s signature cocktail) are an additional $25 per person.

Sardinia enoteca

Wine Tuesdays at Sardinia Enoteca
When:
Every Tuesday
Where: Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante {1801 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.531.2228}
What: Every Tuesday from noon to midnight, guests at Sardinia enjoy 40-percent off select wines. It’s a vintage special you won’t want to miss. But that’s not all. Through September, Sardinia is offering Miami Spice menus for both lunch (everyday) and dinner (Sunday-Thursday).

seafood bahia four seasons

SPF Saturdays (Seafood + Pool + Four Seasons)
When: Saturdays, 1-3pm, through September 5
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Miami {1435 Brickell Avenue, Brickell; 305.381.3030}
What: On Saturdays at 1:30pm sharp, Bahia, the Four Seasons Hotel Miami’s seventh-floor poolside restaurant and bar, is offering a Southern-style Seafood Boil featuring family-style servings of lobster, pink shrimp, Florida clams, mussels, and crawfish simmered in Cajun-style spices, accompanied by sweet corn on the cob, golden potatoes, and housemade smoked sausage. Tickets are required ($65 per person) and include access to the hotel’s two resort-style pools.

Those not wanting to purchase tickets can still join in the fun. From 1-3pm, Bahia is also offering what it calls The RAWBar, a special à la carte seafood menu featuring Freshly Shucked East Coast Oysters and Florida Clams, Peel-and-Eat Key West Pink Shrimp, Corvina Crudo, Lobster and Shrimp Ceviche, and an East Coast Mussel Salad.

Marc Irwin Piano concert in The Betsy Lobby

(mostly jazz) with Marc Irwin at The Betsy
When: August 19, 8-11pm
Where: The Betsy–South Beach {1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305.673.0044}
What: On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, The Betsy hotel’s Lobby Salon welcomes some of the greatest live musicians for intimate performances. Dr. Marc Irwin is a pianist, composer, arranger, and recording artist who has played for and with a variety of top musicians across the country. He currently acts as musical director for The Capitol Steps, performing political satire throughout the United States and Canada. No cover; no drink minimum!

An added bonus: Adjacent to the Lobby Salon is the award-winning BLT Steak, which will be serving its unbeatable Miami Spice menu. Choose one appetizer (Roasted Peach Salad, Vadouvan Lamb “Porchetta,” or Local Cobia Tataki Sushi Roll), one entrée (10oz CAB Delmonico Steak or Local Seafood Bouillabaisse), and one dessert (Valrhona Chocolate-Strawberry Cake or Coconut-Lime Cheesecake) for just $39. And yes, the restaurant’s famed popovers are included.

db Miami Wine Cellar by B. Milne

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Dinner at db Bistro
When:
August 19
Where: db Bistro Moderne Miami {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown; 305.421.8800}
What: Join Chef Jason Pringle and Sommelier Alan Feldman for a special dining event featuring wines from France’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape region in the Southern Rhône Valley. Chef Pringle will prepare a sophisticated meal paired with a unique selection of rare vintages from one of the most traditional winemaking appellations in France. The night will begin with a wine reception and light appetizers in The Lounge followed by a five-course dinner in the main dining room. Can’t make it to the dinner? The restaurant will be offering Miami Spice menus for both lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday all month long.

By Sherri Balefsky | Miami Editor