5 Exotic Cocktails in Miami

There is more to the Miami scene than mint mojitos and strawberry margaritas. Sometimes taste buds need to be tantalized with a sultry pucker or an icy beverage where cryogenic chemistry steals the show. Let's check out the places that are brazen enough to take chances with their drink menus. (Photo: Shutterstock/alexsmaga)

Updated: October 29, 2009

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Sushi Samba Dromo

600 Lincoln Rd, Miami, FL 33139

The "samba juice" sounds harmless, but it packs a punch. The Lincoln Road institution's namesake cocktail is a tropical yet potent blend of raspberry and watermelon infused rum, acai, passion fruit, guava and creme de banana. Bold drinkers who want even more variety can go with the cocktail tree, offering up 12 shot glasses of three different drinks.

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

1445 Pennsylvania Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Nearly every item on the drink menu of this erotically-themed nightclub has a one-track mind. If "Pure Ecstasy" or "In the Buff" don't fill the bill, there's always the signature Sensual Pucker. It stars DeKuyper Sour Apple, Absolut Vodka, Midori and apple juice. It's topped off with an apple slice.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137

Design District star knows how to draw a crowd. Cherry blossoms cool them down, with Washington cherries, an acai-flavored liqueur, agave nectar, lime, and lemon. A splash of Brut Rose gives it a bubbly champagne tickle.

Barton G The Restaurant

1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Liquid nitrogen is the secret ingredient for the over the top cocktail presentations at this flashy eatery. The cryogenic fluid with a lip-numbing temperature of 320 degrees below zero can cool down any concoction quickly. The classic "nitro-bar" offering adds nitrogen-ized vermouth to Grey Goose. Add olives or blue cheese pearls for some punchy texture at the bottom.

Mango's Tropical Cafe Incorporated

367 NE 61st St, Miami, FL 33137

Finding a mojito in Miami is easy. This South Beach watering hole spins the flavor wheel to give the signature Cuban cocktail more than just a run and crushed mint bent. Fruity incarnations are available with pineapple, mango, orange and even banana.