If you have the honor or residing in Planet Miami, than The Broken Shaker should be home base in the cocktail department. I think I was going to need emergency chocolate resuscitation after sipping the spiciest mango caipirinha of all times, but I ain’t complaining. I found the key to the ultimate anti-chug cocktail: make it spicyyyy. So that was that. The other fancy one with a nice herby touch, that was a special request by DLacs, because she likes citrus+spicy, and special humans get special requests.
Everyone knows that a refreshing beverage is the anthem of summer. Especially in humid, frizz-inducing Miami days, with thick air and hot rain (except on those perfect beach days when it’s 90 and sunny). Sorry, I just came from Madison so I’m trying to readjust to the climate (no complaints).
And naturally, the welcoming of summer sunshine is celebrated with delicious cocktails. Enter The Broken Shaker, a hostel bar wonderland in the Indian Creek hood, and you find a casual outdoor setting perfect for igniting frizzy hair and a sip of heaven. From the left, a not too pretty but very tasty “Thai Basil Mule,” some lemony, basil, citrus and vodka drink topped with homemade ginger beer. Then, I happened to also gulp a spicy vanilla bourbon thing because…it was the daily special and I didn’t want to miss out on life and calories. And leave it to Danielle to find a place that infuses a cocktail with um..kale and cucumber juice, along with turmeric, red pepper and tequila. Not too shabby.
Winner: that sexy one in the middle. Cocktails: $11 (but specials of the day are $7.) PS. The food menu looked bomb. Not to spoil it, but just to leave you drooling and salivating, since I am working up an appetite myself and…misery loves company! I mean, if a flatbread with smoked gouda, potato, rosemary, onion, purple asparagus and red watercress doesn’t turn you on, then we can’t be friends ($8) and theres some jars you can mess around with that house marinated olives or candied pecan clusters.
The Broken Shaker, 2727 Indian Creek Dr, 33140