Mandarin Oriental, Miami – Florida

Reasons to return

Our time spent at Mandarin Oriental, Miami was completely relaxing following our cruise to the Caribbean. It was the perfect way to transition before heading home.   Just minutes from the nightlife and excitement of Miami, we found ourselves totally embraced in a soothing and calming environment with Asian inspired elegance.  The resort atmosphere offers a complete travel experience from the pool area and spa to the restaurants.  There’s no reason to leave this beautiful property, especially for a weekend or brief stay.

The beach

The beach

Sunrise on Brickell Point

Sunrise on Brickell Point

For a complete luxury experience with attentive and gracious service, top-notch amenities, outstanding dining, an award-winning, spa, and extraordinary views all within minutes of one of the most exciting cities in the country, Mandarin Oriental, Miami is a perfect destination for the sophisticated traveler.

The views

Looking at Miami from the Brickell Key walking path


The Cocktail Hour

Bar Manager of MO Bar + Lounge, Steve Minor, has shared a recipe for one of the bar’s signature summer cocktails, a Southern Swizzle. Featuring one of the South’s most beloved ingredients, the peach, it’s a refreshing cocktail for summertime entertaining.  The sweetness of the peach liqueur and nectar is offset by the spicy ginger beer; it’s a wonderful pairing of flavors.

Southern Swizzle

Southern Swizzle

Southern Sizzle

This summertime cocktail is unique and refreshing. The sweetness from the peach liqueur and nectar is tempered with the spicy ginger beer and bitters. MO Bar + Lounge serves the cocktail in a Julep cup, which keeps the drink well-chilled. We liked serving it in a clear glass to show the color of the cocktail. Either way, it’s delicious.


1 1/2 ounces 4 Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
1 1/2 ounces Peach Nectar
1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce Crème De Peche
3 leaves fresh mint
Splash Ginger Beer
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Mint sprig, for garnish


1. Pour the first 5 ingredients into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds and strain into a Julep or cocktail glass filled with crushed ice.

2. Top off with a splash of ginger beer, 3 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters and a mint sprig.

MO Bar + Lounge
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Steve Minor – MO Bar Manager

Disclosure – Mandarin Oriental, Miami provided a media package for our stay.  We have not been compensated for this article and the opinions expressed regarding our experience are our own.

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