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    November 20, 2014

    Four Local Holiday Inspired Cocktails For Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to grace the table with more than just your favorite foods. In other words, don't forget to bring a few liquid treats with you, too. Because when dad delivers his annual table side speech, and after the entire family has asked you about your job (and love lif ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014
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    May 1, 2014

    Ten Best Margaritas in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    It's time to pull out those sombreros, maracas, and ponchos next week -- or don't, that's called cultural appropriation, actually. But you can still stock up on tequilas and Mexican brews in preparation. America's favorite Mexican holiday is coming back around on Monday. And it's time to honor our ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2014
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    February 21, 2014

    Tomorrow is National Margarita Day: Five Places to Drink the Day Away

    We love beer, we're huge fans of wine, and we have no problem throwing back a few martinis from time to time; but there's nothing like an ice cold margarita on a sunny day. Those tequila-infused Mexican drinks are so good, they are worthy of their very own holiday. The day for celebrating the migh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    National Margarita Day: Five Recipes to Try at Home

    We're not breaking any news here, but South Florida is freaking hot. Sure, we get a few cold fronts from time to time, but it's mid-February, and it's bright, sunny, and, frankly, a bit humid. When it comes to refreshing alcoholic beverages, few concoctions compete with the margarita -- mojitos as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Palm Beach County

    The rhythmic beat of the cocktail shaker full of ice. The clink of glass bottles returning to the shelf. The fizz of a freshly poured drink. They're all sounds new to the Palm Beach County cocktail scene, where craft creations have been making more and more noise -- both in the news and at the bar. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Broward County

    Broward County has a long alcohol-fueled history. From Prohibition rum-runners to shots-guzzling spring breakers to current craft beer geeks, Fort Liquordale and its surrounding suburbs have definitely earned their reputation for copious consumption of booze in the past century. Even with all the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Bartender Cocktails: Brittany Chapman of Grille 401's Red Cougar and Açaí Mojito

    As annoying as it may be for bartenders -- it takes precious time away from serving other customers -- muddling fresh fruit and herbs makes a huge difference in cocktails. From traditional mojitos to ubiquitous new specialties like cucumber basil martinis, freshly pressed ingredients are available ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Stache Bringing Craft Cocktails to Downtown Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale has many options when it comes to drinking. We have dive bars up the yin-yang, beach bars like they're going out of style, tiki bars you wouldn't believe, more sports bars than you can shake a stick at, Irish bars galore, and just about everything in between. What we don't have, ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    DaDa Launches Cigar Line, Small Batch Spiced Rums

    These days it's fairly common for a restaurant or bar to have a signature. In Broward and Palm Beach counties we have craft beer bars galore, wine bars like you wouldn't imagine, bourbon and whisky centric concepts, and tequila focused bar programs. The one spirit that seems to have been overlook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Bartender Cocktail Recipe: Mixologist Adam Seger's Strawberry Basil Balsamic Mojito

    Mojitos are kind of like the patron cocktail of South Florida. It makes sense: they're refreshing, tropical, and they herald back to the birth-land of many of our region's inhabitants. Originally from Cuba, the drinks were traditionally made up of white rum, sugar cane juice, lime juice, sparkling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Ten Best Bartenders in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    From Emeril Lagasse to Paula Deen, whether famous or infamous, the celebrity chef is now such an enormous mainstay of American culture, we hardly remember it wasn't always that way. Self proclaimed foodies and the rise of the celebu-chef is a fairly recent phenomenon. Don't get us wrong - it's a phe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Bartender Q&A: Adam Seger Master Mixologist, Advance Sommelier for iPic Entertainment

    Having the prefix master before your title indicates you know what you're doing. Master gardeners are experts in the field of horticulture. Master's degree prove a persons authority in a given field. The Masters Golf Tournament brings together the best golfers in the world. You get the point. Ada ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    How to Make Your Own Alcoholic Ice Pops

    With summer comes the longing for everything sweet, cold, slushy, icy and -- well, let's admit it -- infused with alcohol too. We at Clean Plate Charlie love all those things -- there's just one thing. We're so over rum runners, pina coladas, and daiquiris. Leave those to the amateur spring breakers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Chipotle Rolling Out Handcrafted Margaritas Throughout the Country, Too Expensive in Florida

    Mexicans, Tequila Lovers, and, well, anyone who likes to get drunk and have a good time should be gearing up for the second biggest drinking holiday in the world--okay, we don't know if that's actually true, but we're going with it. Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. And you better get ready ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Park Tavern Rolls Out New Spring Cocktails Designed by Co-Owner Brian Albe and Mixologist Nick Nistico (Photos)

    Most better restaurants roll out new menus with the change of each season. It makes sense: food preferences and fresh ingredients change with the weather. Well, sorry to break it to you, but it's only going to get hotter and hotter over the coming months. To make it more bearable Park Tavern in Del ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Bartender Q&A: The Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim on Pairings, Negronis, and Adventurous Females

    This past weekend was a busy one for South Florida foodies. Broward had some porcine deliciousness at Baconfest. Miami featured the epic South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Fortunately, for us, we got to do a bit of both.While we were there we got to sample some amazing food, drink some darned good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Low-Calorie Cocktails: Florida-Based Jordan's Skinny Mixes

    If part of your New Year's resolution is to lose weight and slim down, taking it easy on the alcohol may be on the list of things to avoid -- especially if you love sugary-sweet cocktails. The average margarita can deliver as many as 800 calories, while a traditional frozen pina colada rings in at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    What Your Drink Says About You

    When a patron sits down at the bar, the bartender immediately sizes up him or her and wonders: "Is this an amateur who is going to cheapskate me out of a tip? Or is this person a pro drinker?" We know -- it's not nice to stereotype. But it takes a seasoned bartender only a moment to deduce all he ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Cafe Martorano Reopens With Full-Liquor License

    Nearly 20 years ago, Steve Martorano was on his way to the airport. After moving to Coral Springs to start fresh in Florida, he decided the palm trees and early bedtimes of Coral Springs just weren't for him. The plane taking him back to Philadelphia was already on the tarmac when he called a restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Skittles Shots? Try Them at Tap 42

    Paige Nast is only 21, but she makes a Manhattan cocktail like she's been drinking them for twice as long.She refuses to make drinks the "cheater" way (she's never touched a bottle of Rose's Lime Juice), and her penchant for using only fresh herbs and local produce in her recipes is more a requireme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Never Repeat a Cocktail at Steak 954

    Are you in a cocktail rut? Do you find yourself ordering the same dirty martini day after day? Do you peruse a cocktail menu, intrigued by names like Sidecar, Death in the Afternoon, and Aviator? Steak 954 is inviting you to drop the apple martini and get with the program -- the "never repeat cockta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Tap 42: Have You Tried a Beer Cocktail?

    If you have trouble remembering the cautionary drinking rhyme " liquor before beer, you're in the clear; beer before liquor, never sicker", here's a new rule that's easy to remember-- drink 'em together, even better. Meet the beer cocktail--a combination of craft beer, liquor, fresh herbs and fruit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    South Florida's Best Mojito

    It may not be considered as hip as it was a few years ago, but the mojito certainly has staying power in South Florida. And why not? In a land with a perpetual summer, the refreshing blend of muddled mint and lime is a natural fit. Below, we've assembled a list of ten great mojitos in Broward and Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    "Mad Men" Season Five Starts Sunday: What to Serve at Your Viewing Party

    ​Ever wonder why Don Draper and his Mad Men cohorts could get through a two-plus-martini lunch and still manage to make it back to the office with enough acumen to land the Lucky Strikes account and their secretary before the end of the day? Being a debonair badass is only part of the equation. Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Cheap Booze Watch: Uncle Julio's in Boca Raton Has a New Happy Hour

    ​Happy hour is never more than a few moments from the average clock-puncher's mind, and when we catch wind of a chance to guzzle margaritas (and beer, wine, whatever) at a lower price, our ears perk up. Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food in Mizner Park -- you know; that place at the north end of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Martini Madness at La Scaletta Ristorante & Pizzeria

    ​There's something about a martini that we adore. Maybe it's the sophistication of the glass or the ritual of watching the bartender shake the cocktail and pour the ice-cold libation, possibly leaving the shaker at the bar with a few precious additional drops of the delicious libation we are about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Ra Sushi's Summer Cocktail Recipes

    All photos courtesy RA Sushi RA Sushi's new summer drink collection - try them at the restaurant or make them at home.​RA Sushi has created three refreshing summer cocktails that pair perfectly with their sushi for a delicious cool meal when the heat index soars through the roof. The cock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2011

    Get the Skinny on Morton's New Healthy, Low-Calorie "Spa-Tinis," Summer Cocktails

    ​Question: How many cocktails does it take to turn one skinny chick into a big, fat mess?Answer: One mega-sized margarita too many! If that hits a little too close to home, we have a better answer for you. Try downsizing your cocktail calories with Morton's (yes, the steakhouse) new health-co ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    April 29, 2011

    Three Great Happy Hour Deals in Delray Beach

    Nicole DannaGet 2-for-1 Black Raspberry Mojitos at Caliente Kitchen in Delray Beach​The strip of bars and restaurants along Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach is perhaps one of the best outdoor dining destinations in all of South Florida. Best of all, when it comes to drinking, there's just as muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Tonight: Zombie Jam at Mai-Kai

    Last week, we told you about tonight's Zombie Jamboree at Mai Kai. It begins at 5:00 p.m. Are you going? We met with Tommy Merolla, brand ambassador of Botran Rum, over the weekend and got a sneak peek at what he's mixing for the competition and talked cocktails and South Florida. A first look at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Elevating the Craft: Secret Meetings for Bartenders

    You didn't hear it from us, but a true cocktail oasis exists on the 15th floor of Bacardi's headquarters in Coral Gables. Yes folks, that means a fully stocked bar with nothing but the best of rums, garnishes, and mixers. Good luck trying to get past the tight security.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Five Places Where You Can Start Drinking Early on Sundays​On February 18, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler signed an ordinance allowing restaurants and bars to serve alcohol as early at 7 a.m. on Sundays (the law does not apply to liquor or grocery stores). Business owners objected to the outdated law prohibiting alcohol sales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Five Best Bloody Marys in Broward County

    flickr, mookieluv Bloody Mary​So, if your father disrupted your happy home and discarded your mother because he wanted to marry some plump harlot and produce a male heir, you'd be pissed. And when Mary I was finally able to snatch up the throne (after the death of her sickly half-brother a ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    October 8, 2009

    Cut 432 Takes Cocktails a Cut Above

    Bill CitaraCut 432's Brian Albe mixes poetic. ​They're doing it in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami. . . in Delray Beach, not so much. A new generation of--don't call them "bartenders," call them "mixologists"--is flavoring their own spirits, making their own infusions and syrups and ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Bar Room Blitz: SAS Martini Lounge

    via Flickr user floodkoff​Walking into SAS Martini Lounge (formerly known as Sauer Apple Saloon), I thought asking a bartender to make their favorite drink would result in an exotic martini. I sat down at the end of the bar and asked the bartender what her favorite drink to make was. Celiana (prob ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
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    May 20, 2009

    Signature Drinks Pack a Punch at YOLO Restaurant & O Lounge

    John LinnThe O Lounge is classy, dark, and sultry all at once, a classic environment for a cocktail. While I'm far from the martini-sipping type, I can respect the breed. Powerful types and their wanna-bes, cavorting and carrying on, stemmed glass hoisted in one hand saying loudly to the world, "Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Slow Food Cocktails at Forte, Dec. 21

    Bessie had one too many pea-shoot gimletsIf the prices of local slow food events has been a bit rich for you, or you haven't quite had your fill of wacky holiday cocktails yet, hie yourself over to Forte di Asprinio in West Palm Beach this Sunday for "The Farmer and the Mixologist," an event that pr ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Maybe it was Fay's mind-warping approach, but something fishy was going on at the Palm Grill

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Booze Hound - Jake's Bar & Grill

    In a time of such economic strife, I say screw the beef! Instead of dinner out on the town, I suggest one blow their shrinking wads of indulgence-flow on the savory, sweet nectar of catastrophe -- booze. Yet, New Times doesn’t want you to waste your hard-earned cash on crap, so we’re combing b ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    May 12, 2005
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    May 13, 2004

    Best Martini

    Dakotah 624

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    May 11, 2000

    Best Martini

    Mark's Las Olas

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    May 11, 2000

    Best Margarita

    Canyon Southwest Café

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    July 1, 1999
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