July 27 is National Scotch Day, which means everybody of drinking age should indulge in at least one scotch-centric libation. Whether you prefer classic concotions or inventive craft creations, you can’t go wrong when getting your scotch on at these Miami and Broward spots.
1. Casa De Montecristo Prime Cigar Whiskey Bar
It’s a good thing National Scotch Day falls on a Wednesday this year, as Casa De Montecristo will be celebrating Whiskey Wednesday with $7 Black Label all night.
Where: 1100 S Miami Ave, Miami
2. El Patio
Care to try a creative twist on a classic? Kick off National Scotch Day in Wynwood with El Patio’s The Gentleman, a reimagining of the classic Old Fashioned made with Jack Daniel’s Honey, Caprano Antica Formula, Gun Powder, Earl Gray and clover syrup, orange bitters, and orange flambe.
Where: 167 NW 23rd Street, Miami
3. Grille 401
Enjoy over 50 different scotch blends at Grille 401, or order up your favorite scotch and whiskey cocktails and bar bites for half off during Power Hour from 9-10 p.m. every weekday.
Where: 401 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
4. db Bistro Moderne
Drink up at db Bistro this National Scotch Day, offering special pricing on Old Parr premium scotch during happy hour Monday through Friday from 5-8 p.m. For $9, the 15-year blend is the perfect pairing for happy hour bites and $1 oysters.
Where: 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami
5. Dolce Italian
If you’re looking to turn your scotch celebrations into a doozy, try the Penicillin cocktail at Dolce Italian, made with Haig, lemon and honey ginger syrup. It gets the job done.
Where: 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Celebrate like a true VIP at Komodo, offering an exclusive scotch cocktail called Victorian Heat. Mixed with Dewar’s 12-year scotch, lemon, ancho reyes chili liqueur and orgeat, it’s a strong and smoky way to get your scotch on.
Where: 801 Brickell Avenue, Miami
7. PM Fish & Steak House
Indulge in an extensive collection of fine scotch at this upscale Argentine restaurant in the heart of Brickell. From Johnnie Walker and Crown Royal to Jameson and Macallan, you’re sure to find what your looking for this National Scotch Day.
Where 1453 S Miami Ave, Miami
8. Casa D’Angelo
If you’re feeling like a baller without a budget, head to the Fort Lauderdale location of Casa D’Angelo – it’s the only Casa D’Angelo location that offers the Macallan M Scotch. Did we mention it sells for $435 per shot?
Where: 1201 N Federal Hwy #5a, Fort Lauderdale
9. Radio Bar
Radio Bar’s Planet of the Apes combines Monkey Shoulder blended malt scotch whiskey with cointreau, Madagascar vanilla, and dehydrated banana for a smokey-sweet cocktail – it’s time to go bananas!
Where: 814 1st St., Miami Beach, FL 33139
10. Regent Cocktail Club
Head to the always-classy Regent Cocktail Club for a classic Rob Roy, made with scotch, vermouth and bitters. Simple and flawlessly smooth.
Where: 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
11. Steak 954
Steven Starr’s Steak 954 offers 40 varieties of scotch including Glenmorangie Signet, Glenlivet 25, Aberfeldy 21, Chivas 25 and MaCallan Rare. Pair any of these with an 8 oz. American Wagyu filet mignon or the 954 Cheesesteak and round-off your appetite along with your scotch craving.
Where: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
12. Apothecary 330
Apothecary 330 features a vast and ever-changing selection of Scotches, and currently stocks 76 different varieties including a wide variety of single malts/grains and blended scotch whiskys ranging in prices from $12-$100 per 2 oz. pour. This Fort Lauderdale speakeasy also features Scotch whisky in its Getting “Lei’d” In Scottsland cocktail, mixed with Cutty Sark Prohibition Scotch infused with fire roasted pineapples, aged rum, Amaro Nonino and orange curacao to create a strong yet smoky citrus profile.
Where: 330 Himmarshee Street, Fort Lauderdale
Make your own celebratory scotch drink in the comfor of your own home with any of these easy-to-mix recipes:
Blood and Sand
3/4 oz The Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak
3/4 oz Blood orange juice
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
3/4 oz Cherry Heering
Combine all ingredients in a collins glass, add another splash of orange juice then flame the zest over it. Serve straight up; without ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry and flamed orange zest in a Collins or cocktail glass.
2 oz The Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Benedictine
Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice; strain into a glass and serve in a martini glass.