Cocktails & Spirits

"Havana Night" Full Moon Party Tonight at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

The full moon isn't only about your pets -- or neighbors -- acting out in new and creative ways, it's also an excuse to hang out oceanside with pretty people and boozy drinks via the monthly full moon party at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. The theme for tonight's party is "Havana night" with Cuban-inspired food and beverage, domino tables, and cigar rollers.

The drink menu for the evening includes: the Cuba libre, coladito (Malibu coconut, cola, and a splash of pineapple juice), Hemingway's cosmo (Malibu coconut, Absolut Citron, cranberry, and grapefruit juice), cohiba punch (Malibu coconut, Malibu passion fruit, Malibu mango, and sour mix), a Havana cooler, and a mojito cubano. The bar bites menu ($10 to $14 each) includes a few finger foods like a chorizo empanada, black bean hummus and dippers, crispy yuca sticks, chicken and cheese quesadillas, and chips and salsa.

The party is 7 to 10 tonight. There's no cover charge to get into the party, but the drinks are gonna cost ya $8 each. If you have any dry-cleaned, modern prom wear that's in good shape, bring it along to donate to Becca's Closet, an organization that hooks up high school students in need with clothes they can wear to the formal dance. The hosts will treat you to a free cocktail if you do.

Valet parking for the event is $7. In case the actual moon itself is of interest to you, there will be telescopes available to watch the moon rise. The next party is April 5.

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Tricia Woolfenden