136 // LOVE TOAST

Ocean Drive - - Contents - BY CARLA TOR­RES

This Valen­tine’s Day, the city’s top bars and their keep­ers cater to ro­mance by mix­ing up po­tions chock-full of aphro­disi­acs.

THIS VALEN­TINE’S DAY, THE CITY’S TOP BARS AND THEIR KEEP­ERS CATER TO RO­MANCE BY MIX­ING UP LOVE PO­TIONS CHOCK-FULL OF APHRO­DISI­ACS.

BANANA IN YOUR COCK­TAIL: BIG

BANANA JULEP AT SWEET LIB­ERTY “Ever make eye con­tact with a boy while eat­ing a banana?” probes John Ler­mayer, Sweet Lib­erty’s award-win­ning owner and bar­tender. How about while drinking a julep in­fused with the en­tic­ing fruit and fin­ished with mint? 237 20th St., Mi­ami Beach, 305-763-8217; mysweet­lib­erty.com CHERRY ON TOP: RUM CHERRY

MAN­HAT­TAN AT REPOUR The only thing sex­ier than a woman drinking a Man­hat­tan is a woman drinking an Afro­head rum cherry (hello, pheromones) Man­hat­tan with tar­ragon leaves to in­crease body heat. “You can tell a lot about a per­son based off how they han­dle a cherry,” says the man be­hind Repour’s bar, Isaac Grillo. 1650 James Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-913-1000; re­pour­bar.com KING OF APHRO­DISI­ACS: DRUNKEN

OYS­TER SHOOTER AT MEAT MAR­KET The tan­ta­liz­ing ef­fects of oys­ters are well-known, but Mi­ami’s sex­i­est steak­house is stir­ring the senses with its Drunken Oys­ter Shooter, which in­cor­po­rates jalapeño and a truf­fle salt rim for added sen­sual mea­sure. Call it an aphro­disiac three­some. 915 Lin­coln Road, 305-532-0088; meat­mar­ket.com SMOOTH OP­ER­A­TOR: BUNNY

PO­TION AT 27 RESTAU­RANT & BAR You’ve had Jojo Tea’s jas­mine green tea, but have you had it with gin, rose liqueur, white ver­mouth, and lemon bit­ters? “In Eastern culture, jas­mine green tea’s rich and sweet scent is seductive,” says Bar Lab’s Gabe Orta. “Drinking it im­proves li­bido and spices up ro­mance.” We’ll take two. 2727 In­dian Creek Dr., Mi­ami Beach, 305-531-2727; free­hand­ho­tels.com

Pas­sion po­tions (clock­wise from left): The Bunny Po­tion at 27; the Big Banana Julep at Sweet Lib­erty; the Afro­head Cherry Man­hat­tan at Repour.

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