Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Broward County
2. Tap 42
Home to the Best Bartender in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, this Fort Lauderdale bar has a heck of a lot more to offer than its massive -- and sometimes rare -- selection of beers. Beverage director Paige Nast has created a rotating menu of cocktails that could even get the most staunch gin and whiskey haters to fully change their opinion -- it's happened before. We'll drink anything that passes through Nast's skilled hands; however, the Blazin' Cucumber (with Nolet's, basil syrup, lime, and cucumber) as well as the Farmer's Market (bourbon and a rotating selection of seasonal fruits) are what we like best.
Fort Lauderdale's downtown Himmarshee district has long been heralded as the preeminent drinking strip in Broward County. That being said, the drinks served along the block were more along the vodka Red Bull lines than anything else. That all changed when this place came to town. World-reknowned mixologist John Lermayer created a list of drinks that has brought the cocktail culture of Miami -- and other mixed-drink epicenters -- to downtown Lauderdale. From classics like the French 75 (with champagne, Nolet's gin, and lemon) to new inventions like the Mezcalero (Mezcal Vida, Aperol, Blanc vermouth, and grapefruit peel), Broward cocktail enthusiasts now have a place they can call home.
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