Have a blast choosing the perfect drink and enjoying these incredible drinks at some of the best new and old restaurants in Miami
If you're someone who doesn't drink a lot, are used to simpler drink options, or just want to try something innovative and unique, you can head to some of the best places to eat and drink in Miami for a fun experience choosing the perfect drink.
When trying to decide what you want to drink, whether it's a standalone drink or paired with certain foods, here are some tips that will help make the experience better:
This doesn't mean you need to spend hundreds of dollars on an overpriced cocktail or gimmicky drink, just that if you've decided to indulge and treat yourself, don't sell yourself short. A fancy bottle of wine once in a while or a couple of delicious cocktails are just as good as a decadent meal. Splurging occasionally is okay!
If you're headed to a bar or restaurant that you're unfamiliar with or not sure what the names mean, don't be afraid to ask. Your server will be able to give you the best recommendations based on your preferences of the perfect drink, and they're used to people asking them all the time!
If you're eating, see which type of alcohol complements that food item. For instance, some wines bring out the flavor of certain cheeses, while other wines make the meat taste better. Sometimes liquors do well with desserts, while cocktails do well with more exotic foods. You can even do it the other way round, ordering food based on the drink you get, so the alcohol remains the star of the show.
If you're not sure what works for your meal, again, ask your server for recommendations!
Flavor profiles are essential for choosing drinks, especially cocktails. There are 8 main flavor profiles you can choose from, including boozy and spicy, so it gives you a ton of options. Of course, flavors aren't mutually exclusive, so there will be drinks that have multiple layers of flavor coming through at the same time.
It's an excellent way to decide what you want because your preferences will determine how much you enjoy something.
This isn't so much a guidance tip as a nudge: get creative and don't be afraid to experiment. You'll want to try something that excites you and makes the experience worth it. That may be something as simple as trying a classic Cuba Libre or something more enticing like Sex On the Beach (pun intended). Either way, it's good to step outside your familiar zone and try new drinks because Miami has so much variety to offer you.
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