On the hunt for good martinis? The search is over, as we’ve found five great spots that will wow you with their takes on the classic drink. Before you go to town, though, we have one piece of advice: Make sure you Uber or Lyft your way around – there’s a lot of ground to cover.
CA by Cafe Americano
When you need a break from shopping at Brickell’s premier retail destination, stop into CA by Cafe Americano for a quick drink.
The Brickell City Centre eatery has you covered all day long with a generous cocktail menu and mouthwatering food offerings. While there isn’t a dedicated martini menu at this outpost, the full bar has you more than covered.
That said, if you don’t have room for dessert, we recommend the CA to finish your meal on a high note – this mezcal espresso martini is absolutely divine.
Budgets be damned at COTE Miami, where it pays to splurge on everything – including the drinks. One of the main draws here is the Proper Martini, which customers can order with either gin, vodka, or both.
Choose Chopin Vodka for a silky clean finish, opt for gin if you’re craving more botanicals, or opt for a mix of both to make a Vesper, a James Bond favorite. For something a little fancier, consider the Proper Reserve martini – it’ll set you back $55 but there’s nothing quite like it.
COTE Miami is located at 3900 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
You can’t come to Jaguar Sun and NOT get a martini. The Michelin-recognized Downtown Miami bar is home to the Fino martini, a flavorful blend of gin, Fino sherry, and clarified passionfruit; this Dish Miami writer throws back a few each week.
$16 is a steal for the quality you’re getting, but if you want to stretch your budget a little more, come by early for happy hour: Traditional gin and vodka martinis are only 10 bucks (and pair perfectly with some discounted oysters).
Jaguar Sun is located at 230 NE 4th Street, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website.
Both Paperfish Sushi locations have your back with a delicious wasabi martini, a mix of vodka, ginger liqueur, wasabi, basil, pineapple, and lemon. It’s equal parts refreshing and spicy – words don’t do it justice.
Looking for something with a little less heat? Check out the other martinis on the menu like the lychee martini, passion fruit martini, blueberry lemon drop martini, and – of course – the infamous espresso martini. Want to create your own? Go ahead: The talented bartending team has a fully stocked bar to play around with.
Red South Beach
Steakhouses and martinis are a match made in heaven. So getting a martini at Red South Beach is a no-brainer.
The beloved Miami Beach institution features a number of tasty martinis, including their signature Double Dirty: Belvedere vodka, truffle olive brine, and blue cheese stuffed olives.
The restaurant also serves up a refreshing lychee martini if you’re looking for something with a bit more sweetness. Either way, expect nothing short of the best here – these martinis pack a punch.