Every season, new concepts and cocktails are crafted at the bar inside Scarpetta, one of many dining options at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The latest idea is Sorso, a pop-up lounge that was introduced in March at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.
Sorso aims to combine science and spirits. The lounge’s specialty cocktails are made by pouring liquor into 5-foot towers, where it is infused with fruits, nuts or shrubs as it winds down tubes and drips from one level to the next.
The Eye Candy, with almond, vanilla bean and dried-apricot-infused Wood Reserve bourbon, is served in a glass with a smoked orange peel and Montenegro Amaro Italiano liquor. Another tower cocktail, the Garden High Ball, includes Stoli vodka passed through a cucumber, basil and tomato chamber and topped with Yuzu tonic.
Sorso’s infused cocktails, such as the True Bleau or the Dime Piece, include housemade syrups. Some drinks, such as the En Fuego, are served in a beaker to keep with the cocktail-lab theme.
All cocktails cost $17. During happy hour, which runs from 6 to 7 p.m., drinks cost $12.
A new bar-bites menu complements Sorso’s cocktails with options such as the Scarpetta stromboli carponata ($8) and pork-and-veal polpettine ($15). Appetizers cost from $6 to $18.
Sorso is located inside Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau at 4441 Collins Ave., in Miami Beach. It is open 6-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Call 877-326-7412 or go to Fontainebleau.com.