5 to Try: Martini Bars in Miami

Miami's Art Deco architecture and throwback coastal charm make it a natural in attracting martini bars and the well-heeled cocktail drinkers to fill them. From an adrenaline-fueling martini to one that literally glows in anticipation, this town knows how to load up your martini glass. Let's check out a few of the stars serving up this classic cocktail.

Updated: November 13, 2009

Shaken, Not Stirred

Martini Bar and Concert Hall

5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami, FL 33143

This South Miami club has more than a few bartender tricks to get sippers on the dance floor. The Orange Bull should do the trick, mixing Grey Goose's orange vodka with Triple Sec and adrenaline-pumping Red Bull.

Hotel Gansevoort South

2377 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When in South Beach, head to the rooftops. The open-air lounge at the top of the trendy Gansevoort resort is an oasis for looking cool by the pool, regardless of the weather. The SoBe Flirt is a signature treat where champagne and vodka negotiate with pineapple juice and berry-backed cassis.

Blue Martini

900 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

There really is a "blue martini" at this Brickell after-hours magnet. The namesake cocktail stars Van Gogh Blue Vodka, Citronge, Blue Curacao, Sour Mix and a citrusy orange juice kick. It's served in an oversized snifter with a fluorescent glow stick as a beacon. It makes it easier to find after a few rounds.

Bleau Bar

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

James Bond fans with a sense of cinematic history will be quick to order their martinis shaken--not stirred--at this beachfront resort's lobby bar. "Goldfinger" was filmed here, long before a massive 2008 makeover breathed life into the iconic Fontainebleau hotel.

M Bar

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

The "M" in the name of this ritzy bayside watering hole stands for martini, with 250 different varieties of the signature drink on its Tolstoy-esque cocktail menu. From the syrupy sweet chocolate raspberry to a spicy Cajun concoction, if you don't find what you're looking for just turn the page. If it's been dreamt up elsewhere, it's probably on the eight-page drink menu.