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In the happiest of coincidences, Father’s Day and National Martini Day fall on the same day this year. Grab the whole family and celebrate at these South Florida spots.
There’s nothing more refreshing on a warm summer day than the Italian hotspot’s Cucumber Martini. Made with Bombay gin, fresh cucumber and house-made celery bitters, this is perfect drink to sip while you challenge Dad to a friendly game of Bocce Ball on Louie Bossi’s backyard court.
Located at: 1032 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Big City Tavern
Head over to Big City Tavern and try their fresh new summer cocktails, including the Lychee Martini and Pineapple Martini. Both drinks pair perfectly with Chef Steven Zobel’s new menu, which features delectable dishes like Thai Beef Lettuce Cups and Grilled Mahi Mahi.
1 oz Soho Liqueur .
2 oz Tito’s Vodka
1 oz grapefruit juice
Splash of lychee juice
Shake all Ingredients and pour into martini glass garnished with lychee.
2 oz Skyy Pineapple Vodka
1 ¼ oz Tropical Pineapple Pucker
1 oz OJ
1 ¼ oz Pineapple juice
Shake and Strain, no garnish
Located at: 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill
When you can’t decide between a martini and a margarita, City Cellar’s got you covered with their Bella Margarita Martini. It’s the best of both worlds with Partida Anejo, Grand Marnier, Agave Nectar, and homemade sour mix.
Located at: 700 South Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
db Bistro Moderne
Sample db Bistro Moderne’s most popular martini, the classic White Cosmopolitan. Originally designed by Xavier Herit at Daniel Boulud’s famed New York restaurant Daniel, the White Cosmopolitan is a menu staple and a must-try for any martini lover.
1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka
1 oz White Cranberry juice
1 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz St- Germain
.25 oz Simple Syrup
1 Orchid Ice Ball
Combine all ingredients together. Shake and strain into carafe. Present with martini glass with orchid ice ball. Pour tableside.
Located at: 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
Acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr opened The Continental in Miami in 2015, nearly 20 years to the date since the opening of his original martini bar The Continental in Philadelphia. While The Continental Miami has become well known for a variety of excellent tiki-inspired cocktails, the menu also features a curated selection of classic cocktails that pay homage to the restaurant’s Philadelphia Martini Bar roots including a Vesper, a Sidecar and The Continental Manhattan.
The Continental Martini
2 oz. Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
.5 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
Method: Shake over ice and strain in a chilled martini glass or over rocks and garnish with a twist.
Located at: 2360 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL