Weather you like it clean or a little bit dirty, these are the top spots to find Martinis in Miami. You know, the potent drink in the oh-so-chic, but impossible-not-to-spill glass. Want a tip from Grey Goose Brand Master Jason Druckenmiller? The perfect vodka martini should always be stirred NEVER shaken. “Stirring produces a more delicate texture, while shaking creates haziness. When you shake a martini with ice it gives the vodka a grainy texture because of the air and ice crystals that are introduced, as opposed to a silky texture when simply stirred with ice.” Good to know James Bond isn’t totally perfect!
1 The Regent Cocktail Club at the Gale
This is definitely a place with a split personality. Half The Gale and half The Regent and 100% cool. They also have a fabulous cocktail menu that changes every day and a bartender - Julio Cabrera, that is a finalist in Bombay Sapphire's nationwide search for the Most Imaginative Bartender. But that doesn't mean you won't find the most excellent version of a classic martini, right down to the period-appropriate vermouth.
1690 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 673-0199
2 The Living Room At The W
The Living Room at the W isn't just a typical hotel bar, it's a full on mixology den with freshly-made cocktails boasting infusions with ingredients such as Lebanese pomegranate, Japanese yuzu and an assortment of exotic herbs and spices. Ask about the Secret Martini.
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-938-3000
3 Area 31
Hidden inside the EPIC hotel, you'll find one of the most delicious martini lineups in the magic city at Area 31. We recommend the Spanish Negroni with Bombay East gin, amontillado sherry, Campari, Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth.
16th Floor of EPIC Hotel 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way. Miami 305.424.5234
4 Bar Centro at The Bazaar
Bar Centro of The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel is a delightfully unexpected place to find delicious and unique cocktails. Chef Andrés gets adventurous with fresh herbs and fruits while playing with liquid nitrogen and organic emulsifiers to give us a taste of futuristic inspired martinis.
1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 674-1701
5 The Forge
The Forge is a great place to go and have a drink - period. And they are not just a wine bar, they also have an array of interesting and perfectly executed martinis like these cucumber martinis shown here.
432 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, FL (305) 538-8533