by Rick Munarriz - 406 Reviews - 155 List
Between the busy dance floor and the local humidity, it's easy to work up a sweat in Miami's lively club scene. When it's time to cool off, why not beat the heat with the coldest cocktails and beers in town? From Heineken slushies to a pina colada so icy that you have to spoon your way through, these are the coolest drinks in Miami.
Updated: September 24, 2009
If voices get raspy after singing along at this interactive dueling pianos bar, it's time to ice those throats. The icy brew of choice here is a pint of Heineken, poured from a frozen bar tap. It gives the imported beer a slightly slushy-like consistency that will have numbed-lip sippers roaring by the next chorus.
Over-the-top presentations don't end with the appetizers, entrees and desserts, at this feast for all senses. Signature cocktails incorporate liquid nitrogen to make sub-zero chillers. If turning a simple rum and coke into a cola with frozen rum isn't enough, whiskey ice cubes will make sure that stiff drinks are never watered down.
It's clear that frozen drinks are the house specialty at this Mardi Gras-themed watering hole, judging by the dozens of churning machines cranking out liquored-up slushies. From White Russians to Long Island "iced" teas, this isn't the convenience store Icee dispensers of your youth.
Just a couple blocks south of Fat Tuesday, this beachfront bar also mesmerizes patrons with colorful whirling frozen daiquiri dispensers behind the bar. With spirited names such as the grain alcohol fueled "Attitude Improvement" and "Call-a-Cab," the potency is undeniable.
Downtown Miami can heat up, so cool down with a pina colada dessert. The lower third of the glass is filled with rum gelee. Then comes the pineapple juice, frozen and smoothed over in gratinee form. It's all topped with foamy coconut cream.