Why gin is the liquor of choice at the Traymore

The bar

The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at COMO Metropolitan 

The Vibe

A historic landmark from the late 1930s, The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at COMO Metropolitan, Miami Beach, blends vintage elegance with modern sophistication. In keeping with COMO Hotels’ guest-centric hospitality model and “silent luxury” mantra, everything about The Traymore is made to feel highly private, personal, and thoughtful, from the miniature purse and coat stands conveniently placed beside every occupied table, to the lavender, eucalyptus and spearmint soaked hand towels presented to guests upon seating.

Something to sip

Made with Bulldog Gin, St. Germain, lemon juice, watermelon juice, and fresh basil, The Traymore’s signature Collins Park is a refreshing and aromatic treat that begs to be sipped on a warm summer day on the restaurant’s terrace. 

 

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Photo via COMO Hotels & Resorts

Other sips

The crowned jewel of The Traymore’s beverage offerings is its gin bar. For $20, guests can enjoy a carefully curated flight of four gin and tonic pairings, ranging from citrusy to floral. Those looking to enjoy classics with a twist can opt for The Traymore 1939, made with Nolet’s Gin, Rosemary Syrup, Orange Curacao, grapefruit and pomegranate, or the Cubans Don’t Drink Gin, made with Damrak Gin, orange bitters, Chambord and elderflower. If you’re dead-set on straying from gin, you have options: the Sleeping Volcano highlights tequila, ginger, cucumber, lime, cilantro and habanero syrup, and the Cortadito Addiction blends vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, coffee and cream. All the cocktails are $16. 

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Gin and Tonic Flight

 

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Cuban’s Don’t Drink Gin

Something to savor

Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Juan Loaisiga, The Traymore Restaurant and Bar places the spotlight on locally sourced seafood fare. Some items, such as the Grilled Octopus with potatoes, olives and salsa verde, have a distinctly Mediterranean flavor ($18). Others, like the Raw Yellowfin Tuna served with chilled soba noodles off their health-oriented Shambhala menu ($18), lean toward Asian influence. Guests can also indulge in a series of therapeutic wellness juices ($12) and bar bites that include Chicken Croquette ($10), Lobster & Corn Fundido ($14) and Truffle Parmesan Fries ($8)

 

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Grilled Jumbo Octopus (Photo via COMO Hotels & Resorts)

 

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COMO Shambhala Wellness Juices (Photo via COMO Hotels & Resorts)

 

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Seared Spicy Salmon (Photo via COMO Hotels & Resorts)

The deal

The Traymore Restaurant and Bar hosts Gin Social Hour daily from 5-7 p.m. and 10-11 p.m., featuring $6 Gin & Tonics, $5 beer, $8 wine, $10 specialty cocktails, and half priced bar bites. Ladies and Gintlemen also takes place every Thursday from 7-10 p.m., offering a selection of any gin for $9 along with craft gin tastings and three specialty gin flights for $20 each.

The rest

The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at COMO Metropolitan, 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The recipe

Collins Park

1 1/2 ounce of Bulldog Gin

1/2 ounce of St. Germain

1/2 ounce of lemon juice

2 ounces of fresh and Barwatermelon juice

4 basil leaves

3 frozen watermelon balls on pick

Fill a Collins glass with the Bulldoge Gin, St. Germain, lemon juice, watermelon juice, and three basil leaves. Mix well with a bar spoon. Top the glass with crushed ice and garnish with a basil leave or a sprig of rosemary and the watermelon balls. 

 

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