Finding the perfect drink can be a life-changing moment. There are several restaurants and bars in Sarasota that pride themselves on their signature cocktails. These establishments take time to craft their creations and the unique flavors will excite any palette. Here is our list of the best signature drinks in Sarasota.
Daiquiri Deck has become a Sarasota institution with the daiquiris they whip up and they have locations in Siesta Key Village, South Siesta Key, and St. Armand's Circle. They have 12 different varieties, including the Purple Haze, Southern Peach, and Banana Slider.
Daiquiri Deck has a tremendous daily happy hour, where they offer half-off 16 oz souvenir daiquiri cups and $1 off wells, wines and pints. They have an extensive food menu as well and are best known for their raw bar.
Mattison's City Grille is a popular destination for happy hour and dinner in downtown Sarasota. They have a list of signature drinks, but their Cosmo City Grille with Pinnacle vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice deserves to be highlighted here.
Mattison's also has a wine list that has white and red selections available by the bottle and glass. During happy hour each weekday from 2-6 p.m., they offer up $5 martinis and appetizers.
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People come to the Siesta Key Oyster Bar to unwind and many regulars can often be seen kicking back with the SKOB Mojito. The mojitos are the stars, but also take a look at their menu that features great seafood dishes.
SKOB adds to the relaxed atmosphere with multiple live music performances every day. Their daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. offers up a dozen oysters on the half shell or Louisiana crawfish for $7.
Cafe Epicure is an Italian trattoria with a great cocktail menu in downtown Sarasota. They have a full-service restaurant and a beautiful bar that is the perfect place to enjoy an early evening drink or two.
All of their cocktails use fresh fruits. The drink on the menu that stands out is their Valentino, which is made with vodka, prosecco, strawberries, passionfruit puree and lemon juice.
The Table Creekside Restaurant & Lounge is one of Sarasota's best places for waterfront dining. Their cocktail menu features house-infused vodka, bourbon, and brandy.
The Ginger Bee has a big kick with five times distilled vodka, house-infused ginger brandy and key lime honey cubes. The Table's cuisine is influenced by global flavors and they have a popular raw bar.
Visit all of these fine Sarasota establishments and give all of these great signature drinks a try. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.
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