Sip & Savor: garden-to-glass cocktails waterfront at American Social Brickell

The bar

American Social Brickell

The vibe

With a waterfront patio area that just begs guests to sit back and swig some sangria, American Social makes you feel like you’re on vacation the second you plop down into one if its patriotic wicker couches. The crowd is as diverse as the restaurant’s cocktail menu, ranging from trendy young twenty-somethings to fashionable fifty-somethings all looking to let loose and lay back. 

Something to sip

Helmed by mixologist Andrea Lanza, AMSO boasts a new beverage program that focuses on fresh ingredients, eclectic flavor pairings and creative infusions. Chief among them is La Sandia ($14), a jalapeno, watermelon and cucumber concoction that brings smoky heat, lush sweetness and cooling relief

la sandia

La Sandia

Other sips

Most of AMSO’s cocktails are creative spins on tried and tested favorites. The Bourbon Thyme ($14) is made with bourbon, lemon and thyme infused simple syrup. The Mezcal Picoso ($14) is a twist on the classic cucumber martini, made with jalapeno and lime. For larger groups, the Sangria Sparkler is perfect for sharing ($35, served as a pitcher). 

bourbon thyme

Bourbon Thyme

Mezcal Picoso

Mezcal Picoso

Something to savor

There are several options for savors with your sips. Kusshi Oysters ($18 for 6) are served with papaya salsa. The love child of a Cuban sandwich and an eggroll, there are the the Cuban Cigars ($14.50). For something more filling, AmSo offers the Chickpea Flour Crusted Lane Snapper ($18), fried and served with papaya tartar sauce.  

Cuban Cigars

Cuban Cigars

Sangria & Oysters

Sangria & Kusshi Oyster

Snapper & Bourbon Thyme

Snapper & Bourbon Thyme

The deal

AMSO’s Social Hour runs Monday-Friday from 4-8 p.m. and features half off most beers on draft, wines, liquors and specialty cocktails.  

The rest

690 SW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33130. (305) 223-7004 

The Recipe

La Sandia

1 ½ ounces of Jalapeno Infused Tequila

1 ounce of fresh lime juice

¾ ounces of Agave nectar

1 ounce of fresh cucumber juice

1 ounce of fresh watermelon juice

Combine the ingredients, shake, and serve with a sprig of mint for garnish. 

The featured restaurant provided the food and drinks for the purpose of this preview.