Introducing Mezcalista, an intimate Mezcal lounge at Moxy South Beach

Miami Beach’s only Mezcaleria!

Mezcalista at Moxy South Beach, the intimate lounge featuring a collection of 100 mezcals and its derivative, tequila is now open. Space is accessed by a discreet entrance in the back of Moxy South Beach’s restaurant, Como Como. Expert mezcaliers will be on-hand to engage with guests and explain the different floral and smoky notes.

Mezcalista Cocktail
Photo Credit: Anthony Nader / 52 Chefs

The lounge’s vibe ranges from intimate and relaxing early in the week, with mezcal connoisseurs sipping attentively, to fun and exclusive on the weekends, with performances from some of the world’s top DJs and perhaps some late-night dancing on the walnut and leather banquettes. Award-winning mixologist Christian Rubio, whose hospitality experience ranges from Europe and Mexico to Miami, created Mezcalista’s specialty cocktails. Rubio is known for deftly combining Mexican herbs, fruits, and spirits in his cocktails.

Mezcalista Cocktail
Photo Credit: Anthony Nader / 52 Chefs

Saladino Design Studios designed Mezcalista as a catacomb-like space dedicated to the ancient traditions of mezcal, the revered spirit first distilled by the Pre-Hispanics centuries ago. Copper shelves hold beautiful glass bottles of mezcal and tequila. Guests proceed past an arched doorway into a seductively lit lounge with banquettes upholstered in leather and velvet from the foyer. Behind a bar topped with black Nero stone, a terracotta wall displays mezcal bottles illuminated from below. Adjacent to the lounge, a velvet-draped, stone-walled tasting room provides an intimate setting for private parties.

Cocktail Menu – Mezcalista

MEZCAL LOUNGE

Para Todo Mal .. Mezcal
Para Todo Bien … También
Y Si No Hay Remedio … Un Litro y Medio

LA DIABLA

Amaras Cupreata Mezcal, Chile de Arbol, Muddled Strawberry & Red Bell Pepper Shaken with Agave, Lime, and Watermelon Juice
-Cilantro Oil, Cherry Tomato, Sal de Chapulin-

AGAVE APHRODISIAC

Quiereme Mucho Tepeztate Mezcal Infused with Ripe Pineapple, Damiana & Ancho Reyes Liqueur Shaken with Lemon and Agave
-Pineapple Frond, Peychaud’s Float-

DIRTY MARTINEZ

Sacrvm Madrecuixe Mezcal gently Stirred with Carpano Antica Vermouth
Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Angostura Bitters & Olive Brine
-Lemon Zest, Blue Cheese Olives-

MEZCAL IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL

Dos Hombres Espadin Mezcal Infused with Palo Santo, Italicus Bergamot Liqueur, Blue Curaçao Shaken with Cucumber, Citrus, Agave, and Oregano
-Mint, Cucumber, Lemon Zest-

SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND

Bruxo X Espadin-Barril Mezcal, J.F. Hayden’s Florida Mango Liqueur Shaken with Lime Juice Passionfruit, and Mexican Dry Peppers Reduction
-Dehydrated Lime, Orange Zest, Spicy Tajin-

SERPENT SWIZZLE

El Tinieblo 52 Ensamble Mezcal & Giffard Banane du Brésil Shaken with Canela
Cardamom and Citrus Juices
-Lime Wheel, Smoking Canela-

ALL COCKTAILS ARE SERVED WITH A 1 OZ. SIDECAR OF THE FEATURED AGAVE

Mezcalista Lounge
Interior Photos: Michael Kleinberg

Mezcalista Miami is located at 921 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.mezcalistamiami.com

 

Zulma Torres

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