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Mehzcla at The Balfour Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy Mehzcla at The Balfour Hotel

A definitive guide to the best summer spritzes in Miami

Behold our favorite refreshing spritz cocktails (and mocktails) for sipping in Miami all summer long.

Falyn Wood
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Falyn Wood

You can try to convince us otherwise, but the spritz will always be our go-to summer cocktail. It’s bubbly, generously iced, can be as boozy or light as you like, and is typically served in an oversized, thin-stemmed vessel that says, “I’m here to party” in the most classy way possible.

In blistering hot Miami, we’re no strangers to this benevolent beverage. In fact, our favorite Miami watering holes and restaurants are acutely attuned to the life-giving power of the summer spritz and have written their menus accordingly. Seeking a refreshing antidote to the record-high heat? Look no further than our guide to the best summer spritzes in Miami.

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Strawberry Aperitivo from Joliet
Photograph: Michael Patrick Chin

1. Strawberry Aperitivo from Joliet

From the Lost Boy & Co. team, this iced dream ($16) is made with strawberry-infused Peychaud's Aperitivo, basil, lemon and Belstar prosecco.

Mamey Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Mamey Miami

2. Maracuya Spritz from Mamey Miami

Find this flavorful libation ($16) made with Aperol, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur, Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Sake and prosecco at Mamey Miami by James Beard finalist, chef Niven Patel. 

Lido Bayside Grill
Photograph: Courtesy Lido Bayside Grill/Adrian Gaut

3. Untold Story from Lido Bayside Grill

Best sipped while taking in stellar views of the water, this juicy spritz ($16) is mixed with Aperol, cold-pressed watermelon, lime, fresh herbs and Mexican chilies, and topped off with soda. 

Photograph: Courtesy Mehzcla at The Balfour Hotel

4. Spritz & Chill from The Balfour Hotel

Cool down from the summer heat with this simple and very pretty spritz ($18) made with Aperol, Mionetto prosecco and Fever-Tree ginger beer, located at Mehzcla inside the historic Balfour Hotel.

Summer Essence spritz from Fiola Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Fiola Miami

5. Summer Essence from Fiola Miami

It's all in the name. Made with fresh, local Florida watermelon, basil, yuzu and soda water, this refreshing, low-ABV spritz ($22) hits all the right notes. 

Mr. C Coconut Grove
Photograph: Courtesy Mr. C Coconut Grove

6. Mr. C Spritzer from Il Giardino at Mr. C Coconut Grove

The iconic Mr. C Spritzer ($20) is a crisp blend of Berto Aperitivo, prosecco, soda and zesty Regan’s orange bitters. Or opt for the Campari Spritz, mixed with Mr. C’s namesake brand of prosecco, Campari and a splash of soda ($19).

Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood
Photograph: Courtesy Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood

7. Above the Canopy from Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood

From the award-winning Bar Lab team, this crisp, unconventional spritz ($15) switches out prosecco for Ketel Cucumber and Mint, Lustau Blanc Vermouth and St-Germain mixed with lime, fresh aloe, eucalyptus essence and topped with cucumber soda.

Italica Midtown
Photograph: Courtesy Italica Midtown

8. Giovanni Meet Oaxaca at Italica Midtown

From the area’s very first and only spritz bar, this boozier rendition ($17) is made with Aperol, Montelobos mezcal, orange juice, prosecco, sparkling water and torched orange. Italica offers a variety of fun spritzes like the Fruttato made with Santa Teresa 1796 rum and the Il Floreale made with Sake and St-Germain.

Beaker & Gray
Photograph: Courtesy Beaker & Gray

9. Lyre Liar Spritz from Beaker & Gray

For the zero-proof crowd, this festive non-alcoholic spritz ($14) comes together with Seedlip Spice 94, Lyre Italian Spritz, strawberry, lemon and soda.

Matador Bar at Miami Beach Edition
Photograph: Courtesy Matador Bar at Miami Beach Edition

10. 818 Cucumber Spritz from Matador Bar at the Miami Beach EDITION

Normally we'd say Kendall Jenner's 818 Tequila Blanco is too sweet for our taste, but in this spritz ($21) it strikes just the right balance, mixed with fresh lime juice, a touch of sugar, muddled cucumber slices and mint leaves.

Sunshine Spritz from Walrus Rodeo
Photograph: Courtesy Walrus Rodeo

11. Sunshine Spritz from Walrus Rodeo

Buzzy Walrus Rodeo's menu of low-ABV drinks was bound to feature a standout spritz. The Sunshine Spritz ($16) is bright and flavorful, made with blood orange, Cocchi and prosecco.

Baia Beach Club
Photograph: Courtesy Baia Beach Club

12. Azul from Baia Beach Club

This striking, fruity yet potent spritz ($18) combines Ketel One Botanicals Peach & Orange Blossom vodka, St-Germain, white wine, Ketel One Spritzer and fruit. 

Fi'lia at SLS Brickell
Photograph: Courtesy Fi'lia at SLS Brickell

13. Garden Fiesta from Fi'lia

The easy-drinking Garden Fiesta is made with Chandon Garden Spritz, Whispering Angel, lemon juice, raspberry shrub and ginger ale, but this Brickell hotspot at the SLS Hotel features a variety of spritzes to choose form. During Aperitivo Hour (Monday through Sunday, 4 to 7 pm) Aperol Spritz goes for $5 and all other spritzes are $8.

Broken Shaker
Photograph: Courtesy Broken Shaker

14. Patio Pounder from Broken Shaker

The aptly named Patio Pounder is a heavenly spritz ($18) composed of Olmeca Altos tequila, St-Germain, white wine, sage-plum syrup and lemon finished with club soda.

La Terrazza at Fiola Miami
Photograph: Courtesy La Terrazza at Fiola Miami

15. Venetian Spritz from La Terrazza

This light, elegant rooftop spritz ($22) is made with Italicus Bergamot Liqueur, St-Germain, Prosecco Zero and club soda.

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