5 Fall Cocktails in Miami

As the summer scene fades, cocktail sippers seek out a little autumn oomph in their spiked beverages. Thankfully, there are plenty of bartenders around town who know a thing or two about seasonal shift. From a pumpkin martini to a tamarind margarita, here are Miami's tastiest fall cocktails.

Updated: October 21, 2009

Fresh Fall Cocktails


Mokai

235 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This intimate and occasionally celebrity-studded South Beach nightclub knows how to carve out a good time. Its pumpkin martini consists of a whole lot of Absolut and shake or two of Hiram Walker pumpkin spice liqueur. A splash of simple syrup seals the seedless deal.


Emeril's, Miami Beach

1601 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33129

The mammoth Loews beach resort is the South Florida home to Emeril Lagasse's legendary eats. Wash it down with a tamarind margarita. The tart eye-opener features tamarind pulp, teqilla, triple sec and sour mix. The glass has a lip-smacking chili pepper rim.


Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137

This Design District star knows its ways around sherry and cherries. Its Bulleit Proof Manhattan offers up rosemary-infused cherries in bourbon. A splash of lemon gives it a citrusy kick.


M Bar

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

When a drink menu rivals a telephone book with 250 different martinis alone, choosing the right autumn libation is the only barrier to getting the night going at this ritzy waterfront watering hole. A chocolate raspberry martini should hit the spot. White and dark chocolate liqueur, raspberry vodka and fresh berries turn this thick cocktail into a floating dessert.


Martini Bar and Concert Hall

5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami, FL 33143

This unsuspecting nightclub tucked inside an urban shopping center can still "pear" up single sippers. Its Peartini mixes Absolut's pear vodka, triple sec, sour mix, tonic and apple pucker. If it's not a humid night, enjoy it in the outdoor patio.