Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? Sure, some parts of history are pretty bleak, but there’s always one good thing about any time period: the dranks. Here we have five different old-school cocktails and the best places to get them. Sipping on those classics will make you feel like you’ve taken a trip in a hot tub time machine. But then again, so will drinking 10 shots of Skol. Your choice.
Old Fashioned @ Pride and Joy
2800 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Pride and Joy may be known around town for its incredible barbecue, but the real reason Miamians flock to it is its drink menu. Our pick? The old fashioned, whiskey-based favorite of “Mad Men.” At Pride and Joy, there’s an extra twist. You choose the type of whiskey and syrup, so you’ll end up with a customized concoction of your own.
Mojito @The Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach
This is Miami, so we obviously need to pay homage to the source of our city’s favorite staples. The mojito, Cuba’s traditional highball, is a classic cocktail perfect for the times you need a hint of sweetness as you get drunk. And ordering this drink from one of the country’s most popular bars is a surefire way to get the real deal.
Manhattan @Michael’s Genuine
130 N.E. 40th St., Miami
If you want to experience the sophistication of decades past, you need to sip a “bulletproof manhattan” at Michael’s Genuine. The drink became popular in the late 1800s and remains a fan favorite to this day, thanks to unique spins that top-rated restaurants add. Michael’s Genuine, for example, includes rosemary-infused Amarena cherries.
Pina Colada @The Clevelander
1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Just sipping on Puerto Rico’s national beverage will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. However, when you think about the 1950s origin of the frozen concoction, you’ll feel even farther from your present woes. Obviously, the iconic Clevelander hotel just adds to that gilded-edge vibe. Just try to frown while drinking one.
3404 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Just being at this speakeasy will make you feel like you’re a gangster in the 1920s. Order a sidecar– a tart treat made with cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice– to up your suave status. Prohibition enforces a strict dress code, so you might as well go all-out with your fanciest flapper and greatest Gatsby getups. It’s only fitting.
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