Giorgio Rapicavoli's Drinking Room Has Closed Early

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All photos by Carla Torres
The Drinking Room
On December 3, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House and friend/mixologist Eddie Fuentes teamed up and launched Drinking Room, a pop up at the Astor Hotel.

Although it was scheduled to run through New Year's Eve, the pop up has closed due to unforeseen circumstances with the venue. The duo is currently working on finding another location, and we'll update this post as soon as we know where they're popping up next.

In the meantime, check out some pictures of the pop up after the jump.

See also: Drinking Room: A Cocktail Pop-Up by Giorgio Rapicavoli at Hotel Astor

Graffiti painted on black walls and hip-hop tunes indicated that this was Eating House's sister. Cocktails were $12 and tasted more like beverages than booze. Drinking Room wasn't the kind of place you came to drink vodka red bulls. This was a place where you came to enjoy your drink. In one libation dubbed the July in Miami, there was Bacardi añejo and heritage, ginger, Ironbeer, and nutmeg.

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Most drinks were stacked with plenty of crushed ice. The Daniel San fused jojo green tea with Wodka vodka, yuzu, shisho, and rambutan, which is a funky looking fruit that resembles a prickly starfish.

The Tenth & Washington, which our server recommended, was cool and refreshing. This drink mixed El Jimador tequila with soursop, citrus, cilantro, and a kick of jalapeño.

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Screw, YOLO, go h.a.m instead
It was nice to nibble on something while you sipped, and Drinking Room's dishes were designed to be eaten with your hands.

Rapicavoli conceptualized the menu alongside Ryan Harrison, formerly of Preservation. They created special croquets with black truffle and bacon, served alongside a carbonara dip ($9).

Going H.A.M, which, as the name suggests, was a cocktail with ham in it. Jamón serrano was infused with Old Forester bourbon and then dried and laid atop an Old Fashioned with manzanilla sherry. Fuentes told us the correct way to eat/drink this was to take a sip and then a bite of the serrano.

Location Info

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Hotel Astor

956 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Category: General


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