According to bartenders, Instagram brings in big business – which they keep in mind when creating new drinks. These restaurants across the U.S. are offering Instagram-worthy cocktails to share not only on the most popular photo and video-sharing social networking service but also on other social media platforms.
MILA Miami – Price: $21
Akin to a premium rum punch, the Spice Market is made from Plantation three-star rum and Plantation original dark rum, mixed with complimentary sweet, spicy and sour flavors: charred banana, Orgeat (a nutty floral syrup), aromatic spices, and lime. This blush-colored cocktail is topped with smoked banana foam and garnished with a pink peony.
Estiatorio Ornos – Price: $16
Hence its name, the Mykonos is as refreshing as a Greek island breeze. Spiked with Hendrick’s gin, Mastiha and Aperol, the coral-colored drink is mixed with fresh flavors of lemon and adorned with a ribbon of cucumber. It is a must-try on this list of Instagram-worthy cocktails.
Japanese Old Fashioned
Zuma Miami – Price: $20
Garnished with a freshly cut orange slice and two berries, Zuma’s Japanese Old Fashioned takes a new twist on a timely classic. Made with Toki Japanese whisky, Hokuto sugar and bitters this rich, smooth and silky cocktail will leave you begging for another.
Deer Path Inn’s chief spirits officer, Jorge Centeno, is known for creating cocktails that are as visual as they are delicious. The Summer Margarita is a seasonal option featuring Patron silver, fresh lime juice, muddled watermelon and strawberry and organic agave syrup, and is then garnished with a watermelon slice, fresh mint and edible flowers. The inn offers private cocktail lessons with Jorge upon request.
DropMe Lemon Drop
Ambersweet at The Confidante Miami Beach – Price: $18
The DropMe Lemon Drop is Ambersweet’s playful take on the classic lemon drop martini. The cocktail is served inside an ice sphere with a hammer with lemon-infused vodka, crafted Triple Sec, Lemon Juice and Sugar. Making for a good Instagram moment, guests must crack open the ice sphere with a hammer to enjoy. Ambersweet is mid-beach’s newest dining destination at The Confidante Miami Beach.
Hedy’s Rooftop at Hotel Zena – Price: $17
Named after Hedy Lamarr – an actor and inventor known as the “mother of Wi-Fi,” Hedy’s rooftop brings an intimate, elevated rooftop and cocktail experience to Washington DC. One of Hedy’s most vibrant and delicious cocktails, the Bombshell, is prepared with Cucumber Infused Civic Vodka, Lemon, Elderflower Liquor and Prosecco, which can be enjoyed poolside in a private cabana or while taking in unmatched city views of the iconic DC skyline.
Rope Hanger Punch
LiFE Rooftop – Price: $150
A signature drink to rival all other Instagram-worthy cocktails and this summer’s ‘it’ drink – the Rope Hanger Punch is mai tai punch bowl made with an entire bottle of Krug is only available at LiFE Rooftop. Made with Grand Marnier Louis Alexandre, four different rum liquors, and Adam’s Greatest Mix, the Rope Hanger is shaken and poured in a large champagne bucket and garnished with a 375ml bottle of Krug champagne, opened and displayed upside down.
Hush Rooftop Bar at Viceroy Washington DC – Price: $15
High above D.C., Hush Rooftop Bar offers a collection of expertly crafted Instagram-worthy cocktails featuring local DC spirits and a variety of bitters and syrups made in-house. The ever-popular and enchanting La Reina is delicately made with Charred Pineapple Cotton & Reed Rum, Fino Sherry, Caramelized Banana and topped with Chili Dust.
Denim at The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville – Price: $15
Comfortable luxury, seasonally-inspired craft cocktails and an all-day menu of American and Italian favorites by Chef Tony Mantuano and team await at The Joseph Nashville’s rooftop bar, Denim. One of Denim’s signature cocktails, The Nomad, is a riff on the classic Bee’s Knees to honor the late Andrea Paternoster, founder of @MieliThun and dear friend of Chef Tony and Cathy Mantuano. At Mieli Thun, they are nomadic beekeepers, moving their hives throughout the Italian countryside to at least 60 different locations. As an homage to Andrea, The Nomad is crafted with Earl Grey-infused Broker’s gin, Italian honeysuckle honey and lemon.
This cocktail will bring you back to your younger years. This childhood favorite has an adult spin to it as it is filled with premium sake! The very Instagram-worthy drink is perfect to enjoy with your friends at happy hour or a fun addition to a dinner date!
Fueled by the Caribbean’s rich history with rum , Zemi Beach House, the luxury boutique hotel in Anguilla, offers a variety of rum-based cocktails! But one of the best is the Tamarindo Swizzle, especially when served beachfront. It uses a rum that hails from the oldest commercial distillery in the world: Mount Gay Eclipse. The rum’s notes of vanilla and fruit (with a hint of smoke at the end) blend perfectly with mint, lime juice, tamarindo syrup, and a touch of Angostura bitters. A perfect drink to sip and sun on a picturesque beach.
Jasmine tea, pear puree and lemon juice are shaken with London Dry Gin and served as a simple, delicate and refreshing highball. The perfect alternative to a G&T or stronger cocktail, our light abv highball is uniquely charged with nonalcoholic sparkling date wine, for a touch of the Middle East
To Bee or not to Bee Cocktail by Thomas Thoshino
Salvaje, Miami – Price: $19
The “To Bee or not to Bee” is a cocktail that is trying to get the attention of all consumers with driver tropical profile tasting buds. The tropical influence of the Brugal 1888 rum & guava reflects the tropical vibes where Brugal 1888 is made, highlighting the importance of Caribbean flavors and its own popularity in Miami’s market. It is a beautiful fruity drink, accessible to everyone where presentation also appeals and satisfies the sight needs.
Tarantula Tiki Lounge in Fort Worth, TX – Price: $12
Thanks to wildcard ingredient Butterfly Pea Tea, The Funk has a serene, lavender hue that will add a splash of color to anyone’s Instagram timeline. The tropical cocktail is made with Jamaican rum and a delicious blend of passion fruit, coconut, pineapple and orgeat, and is one of Tarantula Tiki Lounge’s original drinks from when it first opened 50 years ago.
Curfew Bar in Fort Worth, TX – Price: $13-$15 depending on type of rum
The Painkiller is served in a photogenic coconut-shaped glass and comes with a limit and a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer – if you have more than two, you’ll die. The drink packs a punch with Jamaican pot rum, coconut cream, fresh-squeezed orange and pineapple juices, shaved nutmeg and mint.
The Pam Minick
Sidesaddle Saloon in Fort Worth, TX – Price: $12
As Sidesaddle Saloon is located in Fort Worth’s historic and cowboy-centric Stockyards District, the chic cocktail bar pays homage to iconic cowgirls, including Fort Worth legend Pam Minick, through its Instagram-worthy cocktails. Pam’s eponymous cocktail is made with an equal blend of vodka and gin, and a hint of house-made sweet pearl onion brine – classy and powerful, just like Pam.
Tinie’s Mexican Cuisine in Fort Worth, TX – Price: $10
Margaritas are a dime a dozen in Texas, so Tinie’s added a secret weapon to make theirs stand out: a house citrus syrup made with a special tea blend from a local Fort Worth tea shop. The vibrant, yellow Casita Margarita is made with blanco tequila, orange liqueur, the house citrus syrup and fresh lime juice for a perfectly sunny Instagram post.
Paul’s Landing at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club – Price: $14
Topped with charming micro-flowers, Paul’s Landing’s Absolute Pear-Fection begs to be photographed. The refreshing cocktail is made with Absolut Pear, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup – the perfect summer drink.
The Instagram-worthy cocktails list wouldn’t be complete without this whimsical cocktail that features odes of saffron gin, cherry, and cardamom served on a replica of a mini enchanted forest, encased in a mist of citrus spoke. Sip and savor this delectable drink while enjoying 360-degree views and the Caribbean breeze at Marcus Up Top, the rooftop cocktail lounge at the new Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House (opened July 2021).
Eclipsed by None
Master in-house mixologists at this 1920’s-inspired cocktail lounge create a visually pleasing drink worthy of Instagram “likes”. A frozen ice sphere is crafted with Milagro Silver Tequila, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, Highwire Southern Amaro, blackberry puree, Giffard Creme de Mure, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and fresh pomegranate and lime juice. As the ice melts into the drink’s citrusy base, made with mezcal, yellow chartreuse, lemon juice, and mango puree, it lends a dark, earthy flavor with a refreshing hint of spice.
Vodka Lemon Drop, Vodka Kamikaze, Vodka Lychee Grapefruit, Tequila Cinnamon Orange and Whiskey Fireshot
LIQS – Price: 4-pack for $9.99
More aesthetic than your average shot, LIQS is changing the game with their portable ready-made mixtures of premium spirits, real fruit juice and natural flavors. Each flavor is available in packs of four, coming in individually packaged sleek shot glasses.