Winter Has Come: db Bistro Moderne’s New Cocktails Embrace Seasonal Flavors

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The Bar at db Bistro Moderne | Source

If there’s one thing we love about db Bistro Moderne, it’s their cocktails. Not only do they have one of the best happy hours in town, but their bar program is constantly pumping out new, delightful seasonal libations. And winter is no exception.

The bar team at db Bistro — Leah Polinski, Monique Michael, Ignacio Fleitas and Daniel Chaviano — have created a slew of unique drinks to really capture the essence of the season– Leah Polinski, Monique Michael, Ignacio Fleitas and Daniel Chaviano — have created a slew of unique drinks to really capture the essence of the season. Below, you’ll find the latest additions to the restaurant’s bar program along with recipes so you can recreate all the deliciousness for yourself.


T Collins


A spin on the traditional Tom Collins, this cocktail adds peppermint tea for a refreshing, light taste as well as a little champagne to “make it a lil’ fancy.”

1 oz. honeyed peppermint tea
¼ oz fresh lemon juice
¼ oz. fresh lime juice

Splash sparkling wine Combine first four ingredients in shaker; add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in highball glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with maraschino cherry stained lemon chip.




Our pick for the most festive drink on the menu, this vodka-based cocktail is something we’d whip up for any celebration (again and again).

1 ¾ Citron Vodka
½ Triple Sec
1 oz fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. rosemary syrup
8 dashes cranberry bitters

Combine ingredients in shaker; add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled martini glass with half a sugared rim. Garnish with cranberry and rosemary sprig.




Don’t let this drink’s feminine appearance fool you. Its beauty hides quite the punch behind it, thanks to the mezcal.

2 oz. Mezcal
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
splash rose water
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Add all ingredients in shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Pour into rocks glass. Garnish with edible rose petals.


Maplenut Manhattan


One of the night’s favorites, this unique take on the standard Manhattan is strong, full flavored and the perfect night cap. We loved the nuttiness.

2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. Carpano Antica
¼ oz. Smoked Maple Syrup
4/5 dashes Black Walnut bitters

Shake ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with maple-glazed walnut.


Pomegranate Caipirinha


After trying this fresh twist on the caipirinha, we won’t be going back to the original any time soon.

2 oz. *Pomegranate-infused Leblon Cachaca
3 Quarted Limes
1 oz. Simple Syrup

Muddle the fresh limes with the simple syrup. Add ice/Cachaca and Shake. Pour into rocks glass.

Because these drinks are seasonal, they won’t be around forever. Take advantage while you can. We sure will.

dB Bistro Moderne is located at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way inside the JW Marriott Marquis. For hours of operation and other information, visit their official website or call 305-421-8800.