Best Boozy Ways to Celebrate National Bourbon Month
Did you know September is National Bourbon Month? We’ve been doing our fair share of drinking over the last two weeks and are finally ready to share where you should be headed to celebrate the rest of the month!
Check out these spots for some of the best bourbon deals around:
Come get tiki with us this Sunday, September 16th at our first Phat Phuc Luau
Darren Brass, from Miami Ink and Division Wynwood Tattoos, our friend Gio Gutierrez and Chef Cesar Zapata co-host a bourbon fueled, phuc'd up luau in celebration of National Bourbon Month featuring Polynesian style whole roasted hog, sides and a mess of bourbon cocktails. In addition to dope eats, we'll also have a fire dancer and beats.
Entrance to the event is FREE. Food & drink tickets will be sold onsite and menu will be available on an a la carte basis. Bourbon cocktails will be flowing all night with $8 shot & a beer specials and $10 specialty bourbon cocktails. RSVP here!
Polynesian Style Whole Hog Caja China Style, Phuc'd Up Jim Beam BBQ Sauce
Potato Salad / fingerling potatoes, eggs, macaroni, peas & carrots, kafir lime, sate
Watermelon Poke / fresh watermelon, cucumber, red onions, vietnamese ponzu vinaigrette, sesame seeds
Salmon Lomi Lomi / tomatoes, green & red onions, tamarind, celery
Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice / chinese sausage, kanikama, green peas, sriracha aioli
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers / sweet and sour sauce
Darren Brass "Pickle" assorted homemade pickles
Bourbon Month Pappy Van Winkle 5-Course Pairing Dinner
Rusty Pelican presents bourbon by the bay all month long in honor of Bourbon Month. Festivities include a decadent evening with a seaside-inspired menu from Chef Jimmy Pastor paired with pours of 10, 12, 15 and 23-year Pappy Van Winkle followed by a nightcap of sweet Buffalo Trace Cream ($258++).
Wednesday, September 19 at 7PM
Thursday, September 20 at 7PM
Celebrate at The Social Club
September is National Bourbon Heritage Month. Bars throughout Miami offer an array of creative and classic bourbon offerings, great for celebrating this refreshing holiday (because you need an excuse to celebrate). The Social Club, the everyday-brunch restaurant in the heart of South Beach, offers its comforting Granny’s Homemade Recipe by lead bartender Andres Rairan. “Think Thanksgiving dessert in a glass,” says Andres. Granny’s Homemade Recipe features a housemade apple pie infusion of Elijah Craig bourbon, Demarara simple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice and tiki bitters. Andres tops the drink with Graham Cracker crumbs and adds a dehydrated apple slice for garnish, for a deconstructed apple pie taste and look.
Wild Wednesdays at Minnow Bar
This September, Minnow Bar celebrates Bourbon Heritage Month with its weekly WILD WEDNESDAYS promotion. Every Wednesday in September, the Miami Beach cocktail den will offer specially priced $9 unique Wild Turkey and Russel’s Reserve bourbon classic porch slammers, crafted by lead bartender Chris Resnick. Wild Turkey cocktails include The Brown Derby, The Kentucky Buck, The Gold Rush and the classic Old Fashioned. To complement the refreshing bourbon sippers, Minnow will also offer artisan grilled cheese sandwiches by chef Julian Garriga, featuring Sullivan St. Bakery. Fifteen dollars gets you a featured bourbon porch slammer and an artisan grilled cheese. Bourbon and grilled cheese, who knew?
CELEBRATE BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH
Bourbon lovers will rejoice all September long as Fontainebleau celebrates National Bourbon Heritage Month. Throughout the property’s award-winning signature restaurants and bars, guests will discover specialty bourbon cocktails, flights, and spirit-infused bites.
For those looking for a new-take on their favorite spirit, StripSteak by Michael Mina presents two handcrafted libations.
The unique Yama Japanese Drip Infusion features Woodford Reserve, infused with chocolate, banana, coconut and espresso beans using an infusion tower. Guests can opt for it neat or on the rocks. $18
Imbibers can knock one back as they give back with StripSteak’s Angel’s Envy Paper Plane – Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Aperol, Nonino, fresh lemon juice. As part of the #ToastTheTrees promotion, for each drink image posted with the hashtag on social media, a white oak tree will be planted in the Boone National Forest. Last year, Angel’s Envy planted 11,000 trees. $18
For bourbon purists, StripSteak presents three curated beverage experiences, each showcasing acclaimed American bourbons.
"The Perfect 10" flight features ½ oz. pours of each of Russell’s Reserve 10 year, Michter’s 10 year, and Eagle Rare 10 Year. $20
"The Julian’s Legacy" flight features ½ oz. pours of each of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, Pappy Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year, and Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 year. $45
"The Gems of the Rickhouse" flight highlights the finest examples of extremely rare, small-batch bourbons. A barrel aging facility is known as a rickhouse and these spirits are the true gems aged there. The flight features ½ oz. pours of each of Michter’s Celebration, A.H. Hirsch 16 Year (1978 bottling), and Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year. $335
SPIRIT INFUSED TREATS
Guests can indulge in more than just drinks by heading to Fontainbleau’s Chez Bon Bon. All month long, the celebrated patisserie will offer spirit-infused treats such as Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select Bourbon-Infused Chocolate Bon Bons and a Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select Bourbon Caramel Flan with Burnt Orange Cream.
Every Thursday, from 5 - 7 PM, StripSteak by Michael Mina is raising the bar with the introduction of Cigar Social. Located on the outdoor terrace of StripSteak, in the month of September, celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month, this classic American Steakhouse will feature Angel's Envy Bourbon, thoughtfully paired with a Robert Caldwell Cigar.