Cocktails Encouraged: SAAM Lounge
This urban treasure inside the SLS is a sexy and sultry spot.
Of all that is hot and happening in the SLS Hotel, SAAM lounge is the spot with the ultra-sexy, highly swanky vibe.
An urban bar drenched in amber lighting inside and a view of the city on its outdoor patio, the cocktail creations here are highly sophisticated. Try the “Sazerac” with Know Creek Rye, Pernod Absinteh, Peychaud’s Bitters and a sugar cube or the “Vieux Carre” with Hennesy VSOP, Bulleit Rye, Cocchi di Torino, Benedictine, Angostura and Peychaud’s Bitters. The “Stawberry Wine” with Belvedere Vodka, White Wine, Strawberries, Fennel Bitters and St. Germain. Of course, you can also find the classics such as a pisco sour, a French 75 or a Mojito and what SAAM calls a Jasmine Margarita, mixed this time with orange bitters. The list of bottles and beers is impressive and includes a Renato Ratti from Italy and the Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label from France.
To enjoy alongside your libation, try one of the “snacks,” many of which are quite substantial. The meatballs are mixed with veal, sausage and beef and served with whipped ricotta. And the charred eggplant spread comes with fresh and crusty bread. There’s also, for those craving hearty culinary creations, the Fi’lia Burger with pancetta on brioche and pizza with tomato and mozzarella basil.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.