Summer in Miami has officially arrived. Prepare to stock up on flashlight batteries and bottled water, embrace frizzy hair (there’s no point fighting that humidity) and, thankfully, cool off with plenty of rosé. Here are some of Miami’s favorite watering holes willing and eager to help out.Read More
12 Stellar Spots to Sip on Rosé in South Florida
Rosé all day?
1. DUNE - The Restaurant at Auberge Beach Residence & Spa Fort Lauderdale
Sweeping ocean views in a relaxed zen setting serve as an ideal space to enjoy a chilled glass of rosé. This Ft. Lauderdale newcomer is offering happy hour on the terrace where from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. diners can enjoy $8 glasses of rosé along with a bites menu with dishes like steamed mussels, crispy calamari and oysters on the half shell.
If there was ever a restaurant meant for sipping rosé, it would be Swan. Countertops, floor tiles, and flowers all sport a blush hue declaring Swan the unofficial sponsor of the color pink. Weekend brunch goers can order a pitcher of “The Weekend Warrior” to match the ambiance, made with rosé, tequila, cold-pressed watermelon juice, raspberry, blackberry and honey, it’s a beverage that fits right in.
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3. Beaker & Gray
Indulge in the likes of cheeseburger croquettes, lamb belly, and red shrimp risotto along with bar director Ben Potts’ ode to rosé, the Rosé Colored Glasses. The cocktail combines rosé with watermelon, rosemary and elderflower for an extra fresh salute to summertime.
4. Watr At The 1 Rooftop
Kick rosé up a notch with this “Frosé All Day” cocktail made with rosé, vodka, peach, Lillet Rouge and citrus. The drink is available poolside (ah, tres Miami) or on the rooftop bar where guests have unbeatable skyline views.
5. Jaya at The Setai
This modern Asian spot recently renovated its courtyard to feature a built-in retractable rooftop — a fitting way to enjoy a crisp glass of rosé while safeguarding against South Florida’s fickle weather. There are plenty of rosé selections to choose from, all of which pair with dishes like its Peking duck, one of the restaurant’s specialties.
6. The Alley
Nothing goes better with rosé than pizza, and this stylish, hidden spot from The Betsy Hotel delivers both. Enjoy a glass paired with one of the many Neapolitan-style pies topped with everything from pepperoni to crushed kale or opt for a classic pasta like cacio e pepe.
This airy, contemporary restaurant has all the components of a good time. From the Instagrammable location (be sure to take a selfie before entering) to its global menu and the Pérez Art Museum where it is housed, a glass or two of rosé, or better yet, rosé Sangria, is the way of kickstarting fun.
8. Gianni's At The Former Versace Mansion
Gianni’s at the former Versace Mansion is the perfect combination of escapism and voyeurism, offering upscale Mediterranean cuisine and the chance to drink rosé and dine by a pool lined with 24k gold tiles and the meaning of life is quickly deciphered.
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9. La Centrale - Italian Food Hall
Brickell City Centre’s ode to all things Italian is making rosé dreams come true with a rosé garden pop-up replete with a gold fountain bubbling with the summer time favorite, cocktails like the rosé-lychee martini, and for those ready to celebrate (anything), sparking rosé. There’s also a red-pink dessert tower and bougainvillea inspired by the Isle of Capri.
10. Tigertail + Mary
James Beard Award winner Michael Schwartz wants diners to explore the diversity of rosé, which is why his latest eatery offers three different kinds by the glass, each varying in price point, style, and region. There are plenty of bottles available as well, but for those wanting to experiment as they enjoy dishes like trout crudo, crab toast, or fideos with chorizo and littleneck clams, the rosé variety hits all the right notes.
A self-proclaimed Cuban diner, this spot offers the likes of duck confit medianoche sandwiches, braised oxtail with red wine and cheddar grits, and, of course, Abuela’s plate, which has a rotating protein (think mojo pork or pescadito frito) paired with black beans, rice, and banana (because, Miami.) Of course, there is killer cortadito here and pineapple soda as well, but for those wanting a little extra, Chug’s offers cans of Francis Ford Coppola’s Sofia rosé.
12. Ghee Downtown Dadeland
Shivani Patel, wife of owner/chef Niven has a soft spot for rosé, so both the Dadeland and Design District locations make it a point to offer a varied selection of the summer favorite. It pairs nicely with the Gujrati and South Indian dishes with a hearty nod to local produce (much of which comes from Patel’s own farm) which has captured Miami’s stomach and heart.