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