Quench your thirst for a great drink with one of Sarasota’s many craft cocktails. Sarasota County is known for its craft spirits and creative drinks. Stop by Sarasota for a bite to eat along with a drink or just sip your way through a few of these cocktail bars for a fun night on the town.
Best Cocktails in Sarasota
Sip your way around Sarasota with this guide to some of the best cocktails and places to grab a drink with friends or loved ones.
Sarasota’s Ritz Carlton boasts this fun craft cocktail and restaurant, Jack Dusty, a space that creates new drinks and fun flavors. The Siren carries a wallop with a blend of Reyka vodka or Hendricks gin, elderflower liquor, lemon, prosecco, and more. The drink has a limit of two per guest for a reason! Give that a try or peruse the extensive menu for more offerings of both food and cocktails at this beautiful location.
1111 Ritz Carlton Dr., Sarasota, FL 24236
Enjoy a generous menu of Italian favorites with a twist at Cafe Gabbiano. Try an amaretto and lime juice over ice in a Sauza Silver tequila or sip a Bellini that tastes like it’s straight from Italy. Savor the flavor alongside pasta and fresh fish from the ocean located in beautiful Sarasota.
5104 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Shore Restaurant serves up Peruvian fusion cuisine complimented by the cocktails selected to go with their fine fare. Start with a morning mimosa or start Sunday off with an infused Thai One gin cocktail. Feel like you’re in Mexico with the Oaxaca cocktail mixed with casamigos reposado, casamigos mezcal, agave nectar, bitters, and an orange twist. Visit either St. Armands Circle or North Longboat Key locations.
St. Armands’ 465 John Ringling Blvd #200, Longboat Key and 800 Broadway St., Sarasota, FL
Best Casual Cocktails in Sarasota
Enjoy a more laid-back experience at one or a few of these great cocktail spots around Sarasota.
Situated in St. Armands Circle amidst one of the best shopping centers in Florida, Shore Restaurant takes a view from the top (of a high-end clothing store). Check out their cool, laid-back dining atmosphere focused on fresh seafood, shrimp and scallops, and other local ingredients. Enjoy the view of the water and sky for a romantic experience.
465 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Sarasota’s Pangea Alchemy Lab started in 2010 to bring seasonal handmade cocktails in a Europen-style lounge setting to the coast. The drinks feature fresh ingredients made by imaginative creators of award-winning elixirs like Cat Daddy Flip with cardamom cognac and spiced rum or Sir Sazerac with earl grey infused bourbon, absinthe, and orange bitters to top it off. The seasonal menu changes every 3 months so there is always something new to try.
1564 Main St., Sarasota
Step outside your box of go-to beverages and give a few new ones a try. Sarasota offers many choices when it comes to tasty cocktails made just the way you like them. Stop by and try a few next time you visit.