World's Greatest Hotel Bartenders
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Hotel: The Delano
Bar: The Florida Room
Now reigning over the retro, Cuba-inspired basement den designed by Lenny Kravitz, 27-year veteran Lermayer was first lured to Miami from New York’s Hamptons with the chance to run the bar behind much-mourned nightclub Groove Jet. He’s a whiskey-loving standout who snagged first place in the Bar Chef Challenge at 2008’s Tales of the Cocktail (mixologists’ booze-sodden answer to the Olympics).
Signature Cocktail: Jackie Rose
- 1 1/2 oz. Jack Daniels
- 1 oz. rosemary simple
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- 2 dash maple syrup
- 1 1/2 oz. apple cider
Shake, strain over ice into cut-crystal rocks glass, garnish with rosemary sprig and Amareno cherry, and serve.