Cocktail Roundup: Prohibition Centennial

Cigar Old Fashioned Rum Row – The Gates Hotel Key West
To celebrate the Prohibition Centennial, at Rum Row located poolside at The Gates Hotel Key West. Known for all-things rum, the bar is serving a Cigar Old Fashioned that will bring you back to Havana in the 1920s. This smoking concoction includes a flavorful combination of Key West Rodriguez Cigar Infused Plantation Original Dark Rum, White Sugar, Maple Syrup, Orange and Angostura Bitters. The stiff libation is garnished with Orange Peel and Filthy Cherry. The drink is topped with a traditional Cuban Cigar.

The Drawing Room at The Shelborne South Beach
Prohibition in the United States may have banned liquor, but spirits flowed freely in the back alleys, speakeasies, and countrysides of America. In fact, many of the best cocktails came out of and survived those dry years. Visit The Drawing Room at The Shelborne South Beach to try the Please Don’t Tell cocktail, a combination of Bourbon, Homemade Bitters and simple syrup. In a mixing glass, add syrup and bitters. Add ice, then pour the bourbon on top. The libation is smoked and garnished with a cherry.

Cocktails at The Lincoln Eatery
At The Lincoln Eatery, Miami Beach’s first food hall, the Cocktails Bar is bringing back an old classic with The Fresh Highball, which was inspired by the classic Highball, a whiskey-based drink. Cocktails are serving a tropical version, which is perfect for the Miami weather. The libation is a combination of whiskey, lemon juice, ginger syrup, and club soda. Sip out of a tumbler and take in the speakeasy vibes of prohibition!

Mastro’s Ocean Club Fort Lauderdale
Step into luxury at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Fort Lauderdale and sip on a classic cocktail at the 22-seat indoor bar or at the waterfront outdoor bar. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Prohibition, enjoy a Hennessy Sidecar ($22), made with Hennessy VS Cognac, Cointreau, sweet & sour and fresh lime served up with a sugar rim and lime wedge.

Villa Azur
As a toast to the 100th Anniversary of Prohibition, Villa Azur, Miami’s luxe French-Mediterranean concept, is taking guests back with a twist to a cocktail that was created during World War I — the Sidecar ($18). A perfectly crafted and sour cocktail, it’s no surprise that the Sidecar remains as popular today as it was a century ago. Villa Azur’s Sidecar is made with Cognac, Cointreau orange liqueur, lemon juice, and garnished with a lemon twist.

Whiskey Neat
Whiskey Neat, Fort Lauderdale’s cocktail lounge with over 200 varieties of whiskey proudly displayed across a 17-foot tall illuminated wall, is saying cheers to the 100th Anniversary of Prohibition. The iconic bar is paying homage with two classic drinks; the Old Forester “Old Fashioned” ($10), made with Old Forester bourbon, old fashioned syrup, and on the rocks, garnished with a citrus slice and the Sagamore Barrel Select “Manhattan” ($10), made with Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey, a dash of bitters, sweet vermouth, and citrus peel.

Mastro’s Ocean Club
Mastro’s Ocean Club is celebrating the prohibition centennial with its own Mastro’s Manhattan ($22), made with Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, Vya Sweet Vermouth, Angostura bitters and Luxardo cherries. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy this classic cocktail at the waterfront bar or lounge while enjoying South Florida’s “winter” and sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Shooters Waterfront
Shooters Waterfront has partnered with Real McCoy rum for an exclusive Shooters Waterfront rum barrel, in celebration of prohibition’s 100 year anniversary. Guests can purchase bottles of the rum at the storefront, or order signature Real McCoy menu items such as the Guava Martini, a combination of Real McCoy rum, guava purée and lime. Also, don’t sleep on the Real McCoy upside down cake.