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Making the Rounds –
It’s Always Summer in Miami

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December 19, 2017   |   By Helen Benefield Billings

shutterstock_427964947As temperatures continue to fall in most areas of the country and we anticipate the upcoming holiday season and winter conditions, Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida remains sunny and balmy year round, making it an ideal long weekend or conference destination.

The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne Miami, have concocted a most dreamy, phenomenal formula for that extraordinary getaway. It starts with bubbly Prosecco and a friendly greeting at check-in, and continues while settling in to a recently renovated one-bedroom suite overlooking lush grounds,
with sparkling Atlantic Ocean and beach views. A color palette of cool blues, gray and tan welcomes guests to this uniquely picturesque, hospitable beach resort, literally enveloping them with an irresistible Latin flair.

Nestled just off the Lobby Lounge is RUMBAR, Key Biscayne’s Cuban-inspired watering hole designed to impress even the most discerning clientele. Warm woods, burgundy leather and perfect lighting, along with live Latin music, transport one back to 1940s’ Havana.

RUMBAR is a must for those with an appreciation of Old World charms. Showcasing some 85 rums, piscos and cachaças from around the world, mixologists meticulously create and present libations from a fabulous cocktail menu, using only the freshest ingredients.

Signature drink Black and Blue Mojito consists of light and dark rums, blackberries and blueberries, presented in a highball glass artfully garnished with sugar cane, citrus and, of course, mint. Black and Blue is the perfect tonic after a long day of travel. And what better way to acclimate to the endless summer and tropical vibe that exists at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne Miami, than with a mojito?


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Black and Blue Mojito

8    Mint leaves
4    Lime wedges
2    Blackberries
6-8    Blueberries
3 dashes    Angostura Bitters
½ oz       Simple syrup
1 ½ oz    White rum
½ oz       Dark rum
splash    Club soda

Muddle mint leaves, lime wedges, blackberries and blueberries. Add Angostura Bitters, simple syrup, white rum and dark rum. Add ice and shake hard. Pour into highball glass. Add splash of club soda and garnish with mint leaf.

About the author

Helen Benefield Billings

Helen Benefield Billings

Travel and hospitality industry writer Helen Benefield Billings has been with in the Mix since its inception in 2004. Helen lives in her native childhood home of Sea Island, Ga. when not traveling or attending industry functions with her husband, Don.