Cheers to Summer Cocktails in The Palm Beaches

August 4, 2022

Summertime in The Palm Beaches brings us school breaks, holidays, and The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month with delicious prix fixe menus and dining deals. Starting Monday, Aug. 1, The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month welcomes over 130 restaurants into the mix, and an official Restaurant Month cocktail to sweeten the deal.
There's nothing better than enjoying the hot weather with a cool, summery drink in hand, so as the weather heats up in The Palm Beaches, cool off with the Restaurant Month’s signature pour: The PB Breeze—a refreshingly tropical mix of Gosling’s Rum, grapefruit juice, sweet vermouth, and fresh lime juice, garnished with a sparkling, edible gold-dusted Luxardo cherry.

You’ll find it served at the following restaurants across The Palm Beaches:

In addition, I've curated a delicious list of refreshing summer tipples you won’t want to miss. Filled with the season's freshest ingredients, these cocktails are the epitome of summer in a glass, and you’ll find them in local restaurants from Boca Raton to Jupiter, FL.

Gosling and Martini and PB breeze Cocktail

 

Bar 25, Delray Beach

At Bar 25, you’ll find a myriad of sharable plates and house-made flatbreads and hardier signature dishes. The cozy gastropub, with Executive Chef Walter Pytel at its helm, is bringing his version of warm and unpretentious, modern American cuisine and inventive craft cocktails to Delray Beach.
Behind the bar, the creative craft cocktails compliment the food with such libations as the Florida Smash with Jefferson’s small batch bourbon, Aperol, and passion fruit and From the Garden with Hornito’s reposado tequila, ginger liqueur, and yellow & red peppers.
 

WHAT TO ORDER: Try summary sparklers such as Pepino in the Afternoon with Sipsmith gin, ginger liqueur, pressed cucumber & fresh lemon or the Passion Fruit Spritz with Aperol, passion fruit & fresh lemon, both topped with bubbly.

PRO TIP: Visit Bar 25 during Restaurant Month and enjoy a special 3-course dinner menu for $50.

Smores Pizza
Courtesy of @bar25_delray

Address: 25 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, 561-359-2643.

 

Grato, West Palm Beach

Grato is a warm, bustling eatery in the Flamingo Park neighborhood of West Palm Beach. Here, James Beard nominated Chef Clay Conley serves up a revolving seasonal menu that extends to the bar. The great three-course menu for Restaurant Month, that includes Conley’s favored ceviche with ají Amarillo, pairs dashingly with his warm weather craft cocktails.

WHAT TO ORDER: Keep those summer vibes strong with the Palm Beach Mai Tai served with Mt. Gay rum, amaretto, and orgeat or bring on the heat with the Spicy Flamingo Margarita blended with Tanteo jalapeno tequila, lime and watermelon.

PRO TIP: From August 1-31, Grato is offering a 3-course dinner menu for $39.

Address: 1901 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, 561-404-1334.

 

Avocado Grill, West Palm Beach

For the freshest cocktails paired with flavorful small plates, you can’t beat the chic, open air vibes at Avocado Grill. Steps away from the Intracoastal, this hip yet casual bistro, wows with its artisanal menu featuring hand-selected ingredients by award-winning chef, Julien Gremaud.

WHAT TO ORDER: For the best summery vibes, savor their Kiwi Mojito, with fresh kiwi fruit, mint, rum, lime, agave topped with sparkling water or their Chandon Garden Spritz, with fresh Valencia oranges, herbs and spices.

PRO TIP: Pop in to Avocado Grill during Restaurant Month for a special featured cocktail—the Lychee Margarita!

Avocado Grill

Address: 125 Datura St, West Palm Beach, 561-623-0822.

 

Mizu at the Tideline Ocean Resort, Palm Beach

Mizu, Tideline’s in-house sushi restaurant, features the freshest sustainable fish, expertly prepared by Head Sushi Chef Gary Mawu and his seasoned chefs. Grab a cocktail and dine under the palm trees on the oceanside terrace or sit indoors at their sleek sushi bar.

WHAT TO ORDER: Sip on the White Geisha with Junmai Daiginjo sake, vodka, yuzu, lychee and finished with Yamamomo, a Japanese bayberry, and cucumbers, or try a nigori—meaning cloudy in Japanese. It refers to sake that is slightly unfiltered, making it sweeter and smoother.

PRO TIP: If visiting in August, don’t miss the opportunity to also dine at Brandon's on The Beach, at the Tideline Ocean Resort as well. For Restaurant Month, Brandon's on The Beach is offering a 3-course prix fixe menu for $49.

Sushi at Mizu
Courtesy of Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa

Address: 2842 South Ocean Blvd. Palm Beach, 561-540-6440.

 

Breeze Ocean Kitchen, Manalapan

Get your ‘Breeze’ on with cocktail in hand, as you take in the ocean views and casual seaside fare at Breeze Ocean Kitchen, one of several dining options at the stunning Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Property.

WHAT TO ORDER: Bask in the sun while sipping on their signature Strawberry & Mint Smash with gin, fresh strawberries, lemon Juice and mint, topped with sparkling water or the equally refreshing Pineapple Under the Sea with rum, pineapple juice, fresh basil and lime Juice.

PRO TIP:  If visiting during Restaurant Month, make sure to make a reservation at Breeze Ocean Kitchen for lunch!

Breeze Ocean Kitchen
Courtesy of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 100 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 561-533-6000.

 

Florie’s at the Four Seasons, Palm Beach

This beautiful Mediterranean restaurant by three Michelin star Chef Mauro Colagreco, is the chef’s first eatery in the United States. Here, the focus is on his unique live fire cooking and earth-conscious dishes. Similarly, Florie’s bar, brings the same nature-driven attention to their cocktail program. You’ll revel in drinks that celebrate Florida’s natural bounty with citrus forward and herbaceous selections sourced straight from the resort’s garden.

WHAT TO ORDER: Choose the Begonia with Bulleit Rye, Campari, Carpano Antica, citrus shrub and cold pressed pineapple or the Passiflora, with Vida Mezcal, golden falernum, lime, passion fruit, and agave nectar.

PRO TIP: In August, visit Florie’s for dinner and enjoy a summer tasting experience by Chef Mauro Colagreco.

Mixologist at Florie's PB
Courtesy of @floriespb

Address: 2800 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, 561-582-2800.

 

HoneyBelle, Palm Beach Gardens

Set in a mid-century styled beach oasis, Chef Lindsay Autry’s new restaurant, Honeybelle, embraces its tropical surroundings at the PGA National Resort, with green pastel umbrellas and vintage brass details. Described by Autry as “fresh Mediterranean with a little of that Southern touch,” you’ll find a charming mix of playful cocktails to compliment the menu.
 

WHAT TO ORDER: Indulge in a Lady Bird mixed with Appleton Estate, Campari, Smoked Pineapple, Velvet Falernum, Blended Citrus for a delicious riff on a Jungle Bird or partake in their signature pour, Honeybelle, made with Gosling's Gold Rum, Passionfruit, Lemon, Pineapple, Honey for all the flavors of summer.

PRO TIP: Stop by Honeybelle for lunch or dinner and enjoy prix fixe menus by Chef Lindsay Autry.

 

Honeybelle dinner table


Address: 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-627-7015.

 

Butcher’s Club, Palm Beach Gardens

Just across the beautifully revamped lobby bar at the PGA National Resort, you’ll find Michelin-starred chef, Jeremy Ford serving a five-course menu this month at the brand new Butcher’s Club. The 1950’s inspired elegant establishment, with warm leather and gold fixtures, opened its doors earlier this spring.

WHAT TO ORDER: Choose from their seasonal inspiration cocktails the Cantaloupe In Palm Beach with Plantation rum, fresh cantaloupe, pamplemousse liqueur and fresh lime or the Summer Disco, with Absolut Elyx, Sorrel Syrup, citrus and garnished with candied hibiscus.
 

PRO TIP: For Restaurant Month, The Butcher’s Club is offering a delicious prix fixe dinner menu for $65.

The Butcher's club dinner table

Address: 400 Avenue Of The Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-627-4852.

 

Lucky Shucks Oyster Bar & Taphouse, Jupiter

Overlooking the Jupiter Lighthouse, Lucky Shucks is a bustling, contemporary raw bar and seafood restaurant. Reminiscent of a shipyard, the laidback eatery with its towering ceilings and vintage nautical decor is anchored by their central bar that features such southern inspired libations as the Good Time Shirley, Mardi Noire and The Royal Street Saz.  Indulge in the freshest of seafood from their showcase raw bar, partake in their Restaurant Month 3 Course menu or kick back with a drink while watching the sunset.

WHAT TO ORDER: Don’t miss the Royal Street Saz, a riff on the Sazerac, a timeless cocktail with roots in New Orleans, with a Barrel Aged Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Yellow Chartreuse, Peychaud's Bitters, Absinthe, A&A Root Beer Syrup. One sip and you’ll be transported to a warm Louisiana summer day. Alternatively, for you spice lovers, The Daq That Bites Back with Rum, Passion Fruit, Jalapeño, Lime, Agave, Hellfire Tincture is sure to satisfy your fiery taste buds.
 

PRO TIP: Visit Lucky Shuck this August and enjoy a 3-course menu for $49.

Lucky Shuck RM Menu
Courtesy of @luckyshuckjupiter

Address: 1116 Love St., Jupiter, 561-532-3331.

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Jules Aron
Jules Aron is an author and freelance writer with a focus on wellness, travel, spirits, wine, food and culture. Having lived and worked in Montreal, New York City, Miami, and now Palm Beach, she’s witnessed the power of food and drink to bring strangers together in the most wonderful ways. This perspective inspires her to seek out the stories and personalities behind the curtain. Follow her on Instagram: @julesaron