Central Florida is not only known for its stunning landscapes and thrilling theme parks but also its vibrant culinary scene. From mouthwatering dishes to creative cocktails, our area offers a wide array of options for food and drink enthusiasts. Check out these highly instagram-able cocktails to make your timeline pop!
Central Florida’s Most Instagram-able Cocktails
If you’re looking to raise your Instagram game and capture the essence of Central Florida’s cocktail culture, the Terrace Hotel, Revival Lakeland, Lucille’s American Café, Mojo Federal Swine and Spirits, and Nineteen61 should be at the top of your MUST-TRY list.
Terrace Hotel: Where Elegance Meets Mixology
Located in the heart of downtown Lakeland, The Terrace Hotel & Terrace Grille exudes timeless elegance and offers a sophisticated setting for indulging in delicious cocktails. The hotel’s bar offers breathtaking views of Lake Mirror and an atmosphere that provides the perfect backdrop for your Instagram photos.
Instagram-able Cocktail – Smokey Ol’ Fashioned
Make your next night out an experience at the Terrace Grille. The Smokey Ol’ Fashioned is a showstopper in both taste and presentation. This twist on the classic cocktail features a smoky bourbon whiskey base, Woodford Reserve branded cherries, and spiced cherry bitters. The drink is then infused with a hint of hickory smoke and garnished with a charred orange peel. The mesmerizing blend of flavors and the captivating visual element of the smoke make this cocktail a true Instagram sensation. It will be sure to have all your followers jealous!
Lucille’s American Café: Retro Vibes and Quirky Cocktails
Nestled in the heart of Winter Haven, Lucille’s American Café takes diners on a delightful trip down memory lane with its retro-themed décor and classic American comfort food. The charming ambiance and creative cocktails make it a must-visit spot for Instagram enthusiasts seeking a touch of nostalgia.
Instagram-able Cocktail – You Give Me Butterflies
At Lucille’s American Café you can find a wide variety of cocktails and beer and wine. You can even find local businesses featured on their menu. Try Haven Coffee Roasters used in their espresso martini or Grove Roots beer on tap! One of their most photo-worthy cocktails is the You Give Me Butterflies. It features butterfly pea flower infused gin and St. Germain Liqueur that is poured over Elderflower balsamic, lemon and orange juices to create a colorful reaction.
Revival: Craft Cocktails with a Southern Flair
Revival in Lakeland is a trendy cocktail bar that celebrates the essence of inventive drinks and culinary traditions. The cozy yet modern ambiance makes it an ideal spot for capturing stunning Instagram photos while savoring handcrafted cocktails. Most known for their extensive old-fashioned menu, try out one of their many delicious variations or see what their “weekly Revival” is for a tasty featured drink. No matter what you try, it is sure to be unique and highly Instagram-worthy.
Signature Cocktail – Old Fashioned
While ALL cocktails at Revival are highly instagrammable, this bar is most known for their extensive old-fashioned menu. Choose from bourbon, rye, tequila, rum, or more in this classic cocktail and mix it with flavors like orange, spiced apple, plum, or lemon. The possibilities are endless! The drink is garnished with a fruit peel, creating a beautiful beverage that will make your Instagram feed pop.
Mojo Federal Swine and Spirits: Smoky Flavors and Bold Creations
Located right in downtown Lakeland, Mojo Federal Swine and Spirits is a barbecue joint that offers a unique blend of smoky flavors, craft cocktails, and a lively atmosphere. With its rustic-chic décor and mouthwatering dishes, this establishment promises an unforgettable dining and Instagramming experience.
Instagram-able Cocktail – The Black Pearl
This cocktail combines the smooth richness of spiced rum, the flavors of elderflower liqueur, blackberry, and a hint of lemon juice. Garnished with blackberries and mint, “The Black Pearl” is a symphony of dark and radiant elements. Enjoy this drink against the backdrop of Mojo Federal’s impressive bar and don’t forget to post about this Instagram-worthy experience that’s as unforgettable as it is shareable.
Nineteen61: A Fusion of Latin Flavors and Artistry in Lakeland
Nineteen61 is a culinary gem that takes its name from the rich history of 1961—the year that Chef Marcos Fernandez’s parents immigrated to the United States. The restaurant blends Spanish, Cuban, and Italian influences, creating a dining experience that is both culturally significant and exceptionally delicious. Be sure to check out Bar61 as all cocktails featured on their menu are highly photo-worthy!