GO DRINK THIS
The drink: Proper Rum and Coke
The price: $12
The story: Go in search of the new Peruvian gastropub Pisco y Nazca in Kendall to try bartender Joel Mesa’s elevated rum and coke. His piquant version of a very basic mixed drink represents the area’s growing thirst for more serious cocktail bars. With Ron Zacapa 23 as the base, Mesa combines a couple dashes of Aztec chocolate bitters with cherry bitters. Then, he pours Coca-Cola and fresh lime over ice in a goblet. Give the cinnamon stick a good swirl for extra vigor.
Where to find it: Pisco y Nazca, The Palms at Town & Country, 8405 Mills Dr., Miami.