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Top Bourbon Cocktails In South Florida

Getting its name from a county in Kentucky, Bourbon has become one of the most beloved spirits to beverage enthusiasts all over the world. Since the 1800s, it has been rumored that Bourbon only gets its finest flavoring from oak barreling, where sugar from the oak aids in the distilling of a most unique richness, as compared to other alcohols and whiskies alike. South Beach, in its own unique flavor, makes a perfect mix with a nice venue; cool jazz music, a Cuban cigar and a delicious Bourbon Cocktail. These five Miami locations are worth checking out in honor of September's "National Bourbon Heritage Month."
(Source: Blue Martini)

Yardbird Southern Table And Bar

1600 Lenox Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 538-5220

Drink at the bar, or make a reservation for a table, The Yardbird has been voted "Best New Restaurant for 2012" by both the James Beard Foundation and Bon Apetit Magazine. This says a lot, because guests simply cannot get over the taste of Yardbird's signature Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade, priced at only $12 and made with a fine Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Chased with wine and organic flavoring, this and many other cocktails have been screaming for a refill… "honest goodness," as their tagline goes.

(Source: Playwright Irish Pub)

The Dutch At West South Beach Hotel & Residences

2201 Collins Ave.
Miami, Florida 33139
(305) 938-3111

Noted for its long list of spirits and cocktails, The Dutch appeals to many different types of audiences. From a "Noah's Mill," a distilled Kentucky Bourbon, to a "Willet Pot Still Reserve," there is something for everyone. At their bar location inside the West South Beach Hotel and Residences, these specialty cocktails run at $9 each. If you get the "Noah's Mill" or "Willet Pot Still Reserve," however, expect to pay just a bit more at $16 each.

(Source: Blue Martini)

Lilt Lounge At EPIC Hotel

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, Florida 33131
(305) 351-7403

Known for its "bold" selection of spirits, and especially bourbons, this modernly-fashioned lounge reflects a more "cultured, sophisticated" and even prestige atmosphere that couldn't be more serene with a classic bourbon in one hand and a fine cigar in the other. Unlike most Bourbon cocktails that include wine in mixture with a Bourbon selection, Lilt takes it a step further and makes sure to create a masterpiece with a combination of champagne appealing to the guest's taste buds. Delicious, rich and irresistible, a night out is just what the doctor had in order! LILT opens daily from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.

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(Source: Prohibition Restaurant)

Prohibition Restaurant & Speakeasy

3404 N. Miami Ave.
Midtown, Miami, Florida 33127
(305) 438-9199

An Open Table "diners' choice" winner for 2015, you can expect nothing but the best. With the #WynwoodWhiskey Wednesday events running weekly from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m., guests can expect a relaxing atmosphere with a rich sound of jazz that complements a rich bourbon cocktail at only half-price. Serving a great selection of fine drinks and delicious dinners, guests frequently return for an evening getaway. They want to get away from the drama of daily life and the average nightlife scene. Prohibition has a "proper attire" dress code, quickly eliminating beach bums and riffraff. The dress codes is highly enforced, so you can expect a more sophisticated, even professional, crowd which is awesome for networking with local executives and business owners.

(Source: Van Dyke Cafe)

The Corner

1035 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, Florida 33136
(305) 961-7887

A winner for the 2012 Best of Miami for the "Best Place to Meet Single Women," The Corner hails a 24-hour liquor license and is known for its amazing cocktail menu. With an environment noted as being "laid back" by many of its repeat customers, The Corner delivers a balanced mix of cocktails for the ladies and beer for the men, which is probably why so many women tend to hang out there. And why even the men can't resist a good bourbon!

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Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan is the owner of Shorty Produkshins in Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Social Branding and Public Relations for both the Professional Services Industry and Entertainment Business. Over the last 13 years, she has worked with many publications and has created branded content for multiple organizations, Globally.
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