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Martini Shake Off at the Raleigh Hotel

By Alyse Mier The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach hosted its monthly Cocktail Shake Off on February 5th. Guests sampled a variety of specialty cocktails and voted for their preferred drink. The cocktail with the most votes will be featured in the Martini Bar’s menu for the month of February. This month’s competition featured Famous Grouse, a medium full flavored whiskey with notes of oak, sherry and citrus that played a central part in many of the cocktails. Stephen Wicker, the bartender, blended unique ingredients such as egg whites, bitters, coconut demerara and almond milk into the rich amber cocktails, which left guests ordering full sizes of their favorite sample. The winner and our personal favorite was the Scotchtail, a refreshing, light amber libation made up of Famous Grouse Scotch, coconut demerara, agave nectar, lemon juice and orange bitters. Shake off this winter weather at the Raleigh Hotel’s Martini Bar. For more information, please visit