In celebration of Art Basel, local restaurants and lounges are serving up signature Basel-inspired cocktails:
Meat Market: Lincoln Road’s bustling hot spot for local foodies and Miami Beach trendsetters will feature a specialty bubbly libation for this year’s Art Basel. From December 4-7, Meat Market’s mixologists will serve upBubbles for Basel – plum preserve, lemon citrus, orange liqueur and fennel bitters, topped with Blanc de Blancs and an edible flower. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road. Lunch and dinner daily. Telephone: (305) 532-0088; www.meatmarketmiami.com.
Seagrape: For Art Basel 2014, the casually elegant Floridian brasserie led by critically acclaimed chef Michelle Bernstein will feature a refreshing Pampelonne ($14) – Aylesbury Duck vodka, St. Germain, Moscato d’Asti, lemon juice, grapefruit juice and basil. Seagrape is located at the brand new Thompson Miami Beach at 4041 Collins Avenue. Telephone: (786) 605-4041; www.thompsonhotels.com.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: Just a stone’s throw from Basel headquarters, Quattro will offer art enthusiasts their rendition of a Lychee Martini – ginger alchemy vodka, lychee, and Chambord Liqueur. Quattro is located at1014 Lincoln Road. Telephone: (305) 531-4833; www.quattromiami.com.
Living Room at W South Beach: Living Room, the sultry, night-time playground nestled in the lobby of the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, will pay homage to Art Basel 2014 with Green House – a verdant blend of vodka, flower liqueur, sage, rosemary, lime and sugar. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Telephone: (305) 938-3000; http://www.wsouthbeach.com/living-room-bar.