LT Steak & Seafood, the lobby bar at The Betsy-South Beach offers prime proximity to the action of Ocean Drive but with a lot more class. Sipping drinks amidst indoor palm trees and divans with bold, eclectic prints, you’ll find a sophisticated crowd of locals and visitors here that is not at all the Ocean Drive crowd you probably remember from spring break.
LT Steak & Seafood’s Grape Escape happy hour offers unlimited wine and Prosecco for $19 or by the glass for $5 daily from 5-6:30 p.m., paired with specially priced light bites from LT Steak & Seafood ranging in price from $3-$9. The spot also hosts as many as 50 live jazz performances each month.
Something to sip
Take a trip to the tropics with the B Colada, made with rum, coconut, honey and your choice of Gifards Creme de Banana or Bigalett China China. Or, get creative with the To Be Or Not To Be, made with Bruichladdich Scottish barley scotch whiskey, lemon, orgeat, coconut and Aquafaba. If you want to keep things classic, opt for the Hemingway Daiquiri, prepared a-La Floridita.
The Hemingway Daiquiri
1 1/2 ounce of Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
1/2 ounce of Luxardo Maraschino cherry liqueur
1/2 ounce of lime juice
1/2 ounce of simple syrup
3/4 ounces of grapefruit juice
Add all the ingredients in a shaker, shake with ice and strain. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.