Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Deco Features: W Hotel
The old folk song asks the question: Where have all the flowers gone? At a South Beach bar, the answer is -- to the cocktails, dude. Planting edible flowers in cocktails it's the latest trend growing in the 305.
TOM HILLER: "The drinks that we're putting out now behind the living room bar with the new menu that we have here are very very visually forward a lot of flowers in the drinks a lot of internal garnishes."
This latest version of flower power started -- where else? -- on the west coast.
TOM HILLER: "One of the big things that they do in california 'cause they have such nice growing weather out there is they do a lot of flowers and organic stuff in their cocktails."
They may be good for you, but chomping down on some petals definitely takes some getting used to.
TOM HILLER: "They may not taste great but everything that we have on the back bar everything that we put in the drinks is safe to consume."
To eat or not to eat the flowers the choice is yours.
TOM HILLER: "If you wanted to you could come in and eat your garnishes off your drinks."
You'll also get your fill of fruits and vegetables the crimson cooler's packed with pickled blueberries. The waverly place echo is loaded with pomegranate seeds and the cucumber collins has -- well, cucumbers. You get a buzz but no hangover.
TOM HILLER: "The difference between drinking one of our crimson coolers or cucumber collins as opposed to you know drinking a couple really heavy spirit cocktails like a few Manhattans you're gonna feel a lot better in the morning with these."
You'll feel so good you'll wanna run through a field of flowers or you can just belly up to the bar at the living room and do it all over again either way, tom thinks a new dawn is about to bloom for Miami's cocktail crowd.
TOM HILLER: "You've got a lot of new york influence here you've got some influence from the UK now we're starting to get in here some influence from the west coast and i think that all these things combined are gonna probably grow to create cocktail culture in Miami."
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THE LIVING ROOM BAR IN THE W HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
2201 Collins Avenue