Wynwood’s Michelin Eatery Doya Introduces New Cocktail Program & Beverage Director

Doya Beverage Director Anthony Medina
Doya Beverage Director Anthony Medina – Image: www.instagram.com

Award-Winning Mixologist Crafts Inventive & Tantalizing Libations

Doya, the modern Aegean dining hotspot renowned for its meze, has, once again, raised the bar in the city’s culinary scene for authentic food, lifestyle, and experiences of the Aegean. On the heels of being awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin Guide,  the restaurant and bar have launched a new cocktail program of innovative libations under the direction of recently-appointed, award-winning Beverage Director Anthony Medina.

“In curating the new beverage offerings, we sought to provide patrons with a cocktail menu that reflects the quality and high expectations we set for the Aegean cuisine from Chef Erhan while incorporating elements that represent the vibrant multicultural city that is Miami,” said Medina. “We are very proud of the outcome and are excited for our guests to try the new creations.”

The Sultan - Photo Credit: Flow Gallery
Kraken Martinez – Photo Credit: Flow Gallery

The new libations are designed to complement Doya’s Chef Erhan Kostepen’s flavorful, authentic fare inspired by his childhood in Turkey. The cocktail menu is arranged into four categories: boozy Classics; elevated, picture-worthy Signatures; Aegean-inspired Spritzes, and playful Gin & Tonics.

Soon to become a fan favorite from the Classics is the memorable Kraken Martinez, made with Old Tom Gin Spring 44, Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth, Maraska Liqueur, aromatic bitters, and orange. Named after the mythological sea monster Kraken, Medina and his team pay homage to every element of the legend with an elaborate presentation. Served in a tall glass bottle encased with bronze tentacles, the black drink is colored with house-made bitters to represent the Kraken’s ability to defeat its prey with ink.

Doya The Sultan - Photo Credit: Flow Gallery
The Sultan – Photo Credit: Flow Gallery

Other standouts from the Classics include the Meze Martini, made with Plymouth Gin, Lo-Fi Dry Vermouth, Cocchi Bianco Aperitivo, bergamot, and lemon; and The Sultan, made with Mitcher’s Rye Whiskey, Amaro Montenegro, Akul Mezcal, Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur, Demerara syrup, absinthe, and lemon.

New Signature additions inspired by the restaurant’s artistic Wynwood location include the Rosita, made with Centinela Reposado Tequila, 7 Misterios Mezcal, Aperol, passion fruit, lemon habanero tincture, topped with flowers, and served in a bright red vessel that resembles lips. Sure to trend on social media is the Apollo, made with Axia Mastiha Bas Bas Liqueur, 7 Island Spice Rum, Appleton Rum, passion fruit, lemon, plum bitters, and mint, served in a Greek statue vase.

Doya Rosita - Photo Credit: Flow Gallery
Rosita – Photo Credit: Flow Gallery

Medina has over two decades of experience at some of the most highly-lauded New York establishments, including Republica Rooftop, Zona De Cuba, Bathtub Gin Speakeasy Cocktail Bar, Wahi Oyster Bar, and Domaine Select Spirit, among many others. With multiple championships, Medina has competed against some of the world’s greatest mixologists in Europe and Latin America.

Doya is located at 347 NW 24th St, in Wynwood. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Sunday – Thursday, from noon to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. Brunch is available on Sundays from noon until 3 p.m. Champagne specials are offered daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.doyarestaurant.com; for reservations: OpenTable.com.

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