by Rick Munarriz - 406 Reviews - 155 List
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
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.
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.
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.
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.