Club + Bars

Clink: Racks Italian Bistro and Market

Cucumber Gintini
Cucumber Gintini

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

Shake softly

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

Shake vigorously

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.