There’s nothing dainty about summer in Miami. The heat index swells, inhumane levels of humidity wreak havoc on once-perfect hair, and people are still expected to hold a job instead of lounging on South Florida’s beaches all day. Thank goodness someone invented a wine slushy to make everything okay. Here’s 15 spots where one will find the top contenders.Read More
Best South Florida Spots to Chill with Frosé
Keep cool with this boozy slushy
Lona Cocina Tequileria
Mexican chef Pablo Salas brought his much-talked about dishes to the U.S. with this Broward outpost in the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Salas enjoys pushing the envelope on traditional south-of-the-border cuisine by adding a bit of a twist, such as his crab meat guacamole and salmon mole. Sure, there are numerous bottles of tequilas here, and even a tequila locker for those wanting to keep their prized favorite under lock and key, but consider kicking off the meal with the El Aché Frosé, featuring Faustino frozen rosé and a citrus blend — and saving the shots for later.
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Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria
This boisterous and fun eatery has everything one might love that is Italian — pastas, breads, cured salumi, and pizza. As it turns out, it also offers its own rendition of a frosé. The Aperol Slushy is a nod to “The Boot” and includes prosecco, peach puree, and Aperol, and serves as a recommended starter for, what’s sure to be, a memorable feast.
Portico Beer & Wine Garden
After taking a stab at the ginormous Jenga, cornhole, and ping pong, cool off with an order of frosé at this Diplomat Beach Resort outdoor venue. The slushy treat is offered by the glass or pitcher where guests can pair it with shareable, Italian bites while enjoying views of the Intracoastal Waterway. A pitcher or two may also improve your game.
This oceanfront Japanese robatayaki has placed Hallandale Beach — once just a place to go visit grandma — solidly on the culinary map. Its Beach Bar offers a frosé made with Three Olives Rosé Vodka, a helpful cocktail to enjoy while deciding between the spiced chicken wings with sea salt and lime, black kampachi sashimi with yuzu truffle dressing, or A5 wagyu beef with eryngii mushrooms and wasabi ponzu sauce.
For those seeking a chic destination to match this chic drink, Bal Harbour Shops, with its upscale shops and restaurants, is a no-brainer. Stephen Starr’s French-Mediterranean spot welcomes the hot summer under lush palm trees with a classic French frosé. After slurping a few of these the sticker shock on that coveted blouse won’t hurt so much.
No. 3 Social
Norman Van Aken’s laid-back Wynood rooftop bar encourages guests to tap into their inner kid by offering guava rose paletas sold out of an adorable ice cream cart. Don’t give these to your kids, though, as they pack a boozy punch.
Watr At The 1 Rooftop
The 1 Hotel exudes classy and cool, so, it would only be fitting to head to the rooftop bar/restaurant to relish in that same vibe while enjoying a frosé. Nibble on Polynesian and Japanese-inspired dishes such as wild salmon poke and Bulgogi street tacos and take in the stunning view.
Wet Bar & Grille at the W South Beach
The swaying palm trees, comfortable cabanas, and top-notch service are enough to forget about the mortgage, veterinarian bill, and elusive ex. Add a poolside frosé to the mix to compete being Queen or King for the day. The summery-spin on the sophisticated libation boasts hints of mandarin and cranberry notes and is topped with fresh strawberries.
Nautilus South Beach, a SIXTY Hotel
Blend in with the affluent, millennial tourists that can’t get enough of South Beach by relaxing poolside at this popular property whilst sipping its elegant Lychee Frosé Piscine. The addition of this once exotic fruit native to South China adds floral notes that pair well with, well, anything.
Kiki on the River
Fans who have been flocking here for the river views and no-fuss Greek cuisine, can add frosé to their happy summer mix. Kiki On The River took away Eater’s 2017 Miami’s Most Gorgeous Restaurant with good reason – whether one enjoys lounging on vintage lounge chairs indoors or heading to the lush tropical terrace, a frosé at this hotspot plays the summer part well.
Lolo's Surf Cantina
Those not-in-the-know will order up a margarita with their tacos, but at this Mexican Ocean Drive go-to, diners can see for themselves how tasty crab tostadas go with a classic frosé. Opt for pool or beach service for a full summer feel. Sunburn optional.
Call Me Gaby
One can imagine that this is where Sophia Loren would kick off her shoes and hang for a while if she were to sneak into Miami and crave a pizza and unpretentious ambiance. Pick one of the comfy outdoor couches in the expansive patio to enjoy a casual Italian meal. Italians are all about the aperitif, so why not ring in summer with Call Me Gaby’s frosé, made with rosé wine from Provence, Aperol, grapefruit juice, and rose water.
Known for its more than 40 varieties of beer on tap, this Ft. Lauderdale gastro-pub has expanded throughout Miami, with its latest outpost opening up in Aventura Mall. And yes, even though beer is this spot’s boozy forte, they do offer a frosé made with juices, Meiomi Rose and Aviation gin that is worthy of putting the pilsen on pause for a bit.
Glass and Vine
Because it’s too pretty to sit in Coconut Grove’s lush Peacock Park restaurant and not add a frosé, Glass & Vine has included two options to choose from: Rose Wine Frosé (frozen rose wine cocktail made with vodka, organic peach and strawberry juice) and Sauvignon Blanc Frosé (frozen white wine cocktail infused with gin, organic peach and strawberry juice). Pairs well with brunch (or lunch or dinner or happy hour).