Oak Tavern's Head Bartender Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi Introduces New Cocktail Menu

Photos courtesy of Oak Tavern
Miami's Oak Tavern is one of the few places, if not the only place, in the Design District where you can sip a watermelon martini, a drink that is part of the new cocktail menu.

The menu is the creation of Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi, who was recently hired as Oak Tavern's new head bartender. Having spent the majority of his career in New York City working at Café Deville, Halo, and the Standard Grill, Vecesi comes to Oak Tavern with over 20 years of experience.

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Before the Oak Tavern, Tibor devised the libations at Khong River House and later as bar manager at Michelle Bernstein Catering.

For the new menu created in April, Tibor is hoping to bring appreciation for some classic cocktails to the Oak Tavern bar program that go as far back as the 19th century.

Having a stand-out bar program is a counterpoint to chef/owner David Bracha's food menu.

"When I sat down with David we agreed that the most important thing was to feature a solid bar program," Tibor said. "Going with classic drinks was a natural option, and now it's time to raise the bar."

The Dublin
The cocktail menu is divided into two sections: Tavern Cocktails and The Classics. The first of which includes The Green Mile, made with Plymouth Gin, cucumber, chile and lime; The Oak Tavern, made with lemon-thyme infused Tito's Vodka, Yellow Chartreuse and lemon juice; Dublin (one of Tibor's favorites), Jameson Irish Whiskey, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Green Chartreuse; and Watermelon Martini, with Chopin Wheat Vodka and fresh-pressed watermelon. All cocktails in this menu are $12.

Location Info

Oak Tavern

35 NE 40th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Khong River House

1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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