Club + Bars

South Beach Hostel Backpacker

Those seeking a cheap cocktail after browsing Ocean Drive are in luck if they decide to visit the South Beach Hostel’s intimate bar. The Backpacker Cooler served at the spot’s A-Bar is worth a try. A refreshing mix of vodka, mint tea and sauvignon blanc might sound odd, but once you taste the citrus-mint concoction you’ll be brought back to life. Or, at least be ready for your next adventure.

The Backpacker Cooler

Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Add 2.5 ounces of mint tea

Add ½ an ounce of lemongrass syrup

Muddle in 2 lime slices

Muddle 2 fresh mint leaves

Add 1.5 ounces of Vodka

Add 1.5 ounces of Sauvignon Blanc

Stir well until chilled

Serve in a tall Collins Glass

Garnish with a lime twist


The Backpacker Cooler is $6 at The South Beach Hostel A-Bar, 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-6669.