No matter what else is going on out there, it’s comforting to know that South Florida hotspots like Nikki Beach will continue to do what they can to make the world a better place to live in with such helpful inventions as the $10,000 mojito being served on New Year’s Eve. There will always be a South Beach.
The gallon-size strawberry mojito is made with a jeroboam of Dom Pérignon Rosé (a jeroboam being a 3-liter unit of measure, and a great vocab word for 2017), served in a 3-foot-tall glass. Apparently, you will be encouraged to share it.
The drink is a centerpiece of the New Year’s Eve celebration at Nikki Beach, for nearly two decades a buzzed-about seaside destination for beautiful rock stars and supermodels such as yourself. The party also includes dancers, DJs and a fireworks display, as well as the option of a three-course dinner menu served in a lush, candlelit garden (dinner for two starts at $650).
General-admission tickets to the Nikki Beach New Year’s Eve celebration start at a not-unreasonable $100, with VIP tables starting at $550. For more information, call 305-538-1111 or visit NikkiBeach.com.
The $10,000 mojito is a one-night-only offering at Nikki Beach, but knowing how you roll, they agreed to share the recipe so you can make it at home: Combine 1 jeroboam of Dom Pérignon Rosé, 14 ounces of white rum, 14 ounces of lemon rum, a pint of limes, a pint of fresh strawberries and a pint of fresh mint leaves, and pour over ice. Add a floater of lemon-lime soda and garnish with a 4-foot stalk of sugarcane. Share as the mood strikes you.