The only thing better than sitting in a beach bar in Miami, feeling the subtropical breezes as the sun sinks low over the water is enjoying an ice cold cocktail while doing all that. Here are some great cocktails to order the next time you’re in Miami or just dreaming of being in Miami.
If you’ve never tasted a mojito, you’re missing out on one of Cuba’s best imports. It’s a refreshing drink made with white rum, sugar, lime, sparking water and mint – perfect for Miami’s subtropical weather!
The Miami Vice is an ice cold, frozen daiquiri/pina colada drink made with rum and garnished with fresh fruit and shredded coconut. A perfect mix of tropical flavors!
Like the mojito, the canchanchara his is another classic Cuban drink that’s popular in Miami. It’s basically limeade with alcohol – white rum, lime juice, honey and crushed ice. In Cuba, an unfinished rum called Aguardiente is typically used.
The rum runner is a sweet rum cocktail is made in just about every bar in Miami. It’s made with light and dark rum, banana and blackberry liquors, grenadine and lime juice.
The caipirinha is a delicious drink from Brazil made with liquor made from sugarcane called cachaça. It’s easy to make with just a few ingredients – lime juice, sugar, cachaça and ice. Careful, this drink is stronger than it tastes!
When you’re in Miami, instead of ordering a rum and coke, ask for a cuba libre. It’s the same thing as a rum and coke but has the addition of a slice of lime. Its name means ‘Free Cuba’ and was created in Cuba around 1900 in honor of the fight for Cuba’s independence.