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B Bar For A-List Cocktailing

bbar1[1].jpg Not all hipster hovels with brains and a touch of irony exist only in Williamsburg or Wynwood. Take the subterranean B Bar at The Betsy Hotel, for instance. The brainchild of designer Callin Fortis, who some nightlifers may recognize as the name behind the dearly departed crobar, B Bar has been envisioned as a chic, Prohibition era speakeasy, "intentionally crafted with French mid century contemporary styling which rests delicately on top of true nightclub bones," But enough of the true nightclub spin. Although the bar's been open since circa Art Basel with the requisite crowd of nocturnal pavement pounders, the stylish spot is command central for crafty cocktails. Among them: Hendricks Gin based Blue Velvet is infused with blueberries and raspberries and shaken extra cold with Luxardo Maraschino Original Black Pearl, which combines Corner Creek Bourbon, fresh blackberries and elderflower liquor; and the signature Josephine, paying a properly boozy homage to The Fabulous Ms. Baker, created with apricot liqueur and Thousand Flower runny honey. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 9pm to 3am, with entry accessible only by a slow and deliberate descent down a hidden staircase found somewhere off the lobby. [EaterWire]
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The B List
Created by Bevcentric

Little Girl Blue

Hendricks Gin Infused with fresh blueberries and raspberries, lemon zest, ginger root, and cardomon seed with a hint of basil shaken extra cold with Luxardo Maraschino Originale

Rainbow tribe

Russian Standard infused with fresh juiced cucumber, crushed ginger root and lemon, laced with aromatic celery bitters and a cracked pepper and sea salted rim

Salsa queen

Don Julio Reposado Shaken with red bell peppers, infused with passion fruit, laced with Cherry Herring Liquor and spiced to taste with Sriracha chili sauce

The fabulous Josephine
Belvedere Citrus, apricot liqueur and thousand flower runny honey Shaken with lemon Benedictine and house bitters with a sniff of Antica artisanal vermouth

Sun virgin
Passion fruit and guava shaken with Grand Sierpe Pisco, ground cumin, fresh lime and house bitters

Black pearl
Corner Creek Bourbon, fresh black berries and elder flower liqueur shaken with fresh lemon Crème de violet and house bitters

Big Spender
Hendricks gin, fresh basil and raspberries shaken with crushed ginger and lemon zest

Gold finger
Ron Zacapa 23 yr, passion fruit and mint shaken with citrus and house bitters
charged with ginger beer

Champagne Cocktails

Diamonds are forever
Elder flower liquor, fresh lemon and Aperol gently stirred with Champagne

Strange fruit
Bison grass vodka, guava and apple cider scented with rose liquor foam, caressed with Champagne

Silk and Soul
Passion fruit bled with Porto spiked with lime lightly laced with saffron & gently stirred with Champagne

B Bar

The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach FL