Living Room at W South Beach Introduces New Cocktail Menu featuring Internationally-Inspired Libations, Cold-Pressed Juices, and Cocktails with a Kick.

Living Room the modern, nighttime playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, continues to earn raves and accolades for its sophisticated cocktails and sultry ambiance, including Zagat’s “Best Hotel Bars in Miami (2014)” and Food & Wine Magazine’s “2012 Fifty Best Bars in America.” Known for their visually stunning artisanal concoctions, the cocktail team at Living Room has just rolled out a new cocktail menu, certain to please even the most discerning imbiber.

At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs; house-made spices and essential oils; edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce from Verde Gardens, a communal farm in Homestead. In addition to the Living Room favorites, new offerings include globally-inspired cocktails, such as the Portobello Road, named after London’s historical antique market, featuring gin, basil, cold-pressed apple and lemon juices, cucumber, jalapeño and an array of fresh berries. Cold pressed juice cocktails include the Rosewood –gin, pressed yuzu juice, elderflower liqueur and jasmine bitters; and the El Camino – reposado tequila, lime, sage, red bell pepper, cinnamon syrup and cold pressed carrot juice.

Imbibers looking to spice up their winter nights can enjoy new cocktails with a kick, including Fire on Ice – gin, avocado, strawberry puree, ancho reyes, sage and habanero bitters and Mezclado Unido – mezcal, ancho reyes, Aperol, fresh grapefruit and basil. Lighter libations are also on offer including the Green House featuring vodka, flower liqueur, sage and rosemary.

Living Room features live DJs regularly and the W Speakerbox Series with live performances every Thursday, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Rosewood

Rosewood

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Rosewood

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz. Gin
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Yuzu juice
  • 1/2 oz. St. Germain
  • 1/2 oz. Agave
  • 2 drops Jasmine bitters
  • Martini Glass

Preparation: Add all ingredients together in shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass.


Portobello Road

Portobello Road

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Portobello Road

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cucumber slices
  • 2 Jalapeño slices
  • 3 Blueberries
  • 3 Blackberries
  • 3 Strawberries
  • 3 Raspberries
  • 5-6 Sprigs of Fresh Basil
  • 2 oz. Gin (use your favorite brand)
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Apple Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

For Garnish: (3) Blueberries, (2) Lemon Wheels & Basil Leaf

Preparation: Muddle the cucumber slices, Jalapeño slices, fresh basil and all of the berries. Add in the Gin, lemon and apple juices, and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a Double Rocks Glass. Add garnish and serve.


Pepper & Pine

Pepper & Pine

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Pepper & Pine

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Repo Tequila
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Agave
  • 1/2 oz. Cynar
  • Pineapple, chunk

Preparation:

  1. Combine tequila, lime juice, agave and cynar in shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour into tall Collins glass and garnish with pineapple and bell pepper.

Mezcal Unido

Mezcal Unido

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Mezclado Unido

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Vida mezcal
  • 1/2 oz. Ancho Reyes
  • 1/2 oz. Aperol
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 Fresh Grapefruit segments
  • Fresh Basil (a few sprigs)
  • Club Soda (topper)

Preparation: Muddle the grapefruit and basil. Add mescal, Ancho Reyes, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake and strain into Highball glass. Top off with Club Soda and garnish with fresh basil sprig.


GreenHouse

Green House

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Green House

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1/4 oz. Flower liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Simple syrup
  • 3 leaves Sage
  • 1 sprig Rosemary

Preparation: In a mixing glass, muddle sage and rosemary. Add remaining ingredients. Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.