The Racks cocktails, featuring strawberries and cucumbers, have us craving for happy hour.
By Aurora Rodríguez
Discreetly tucked within the Intracoastal Mall off 163rd Street Causeway in North Miami Beach, Racks is a welcoming spot for those seeking Italian fare at an affordable price. Stop by for a coal-oven pizza with a waterfront view, or enjoy a cocktail during the spot’s weekday happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Once you take a sip of their juicy Strawberry Mojito – which tastes as if you were biting into the ripe fruit – you’ll be eager for seconds.
RACKS Strawberry Mojito
Muddle five mint leaves into the bottom of a cocktail shaker
Fill shaker with ice
Add 1 ounce of fresh strawberry juice
Add ½ an ounce of Lime juice
Add 1 ½ ounces of Flor de Caña rum
Strain and serve into a highball glass
Garnish with cane sugar stick and fresh strawberry
RACKS Cucumber Gintini
Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Add 1 ounce of fresh cucumber juice
Add ½ an ounce of lime juice
Add 1½ ounces of Flor de Caña rum
Add a splash of olive juice
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a cucumber slice
Cocktails are around $10 at Racks Italian Bistro and Market, 3933 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305-917-7225.