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Pineapple, Coconut, and Rum. There’s nothing more tropical, tantalizing, or thrilling than this delicious combination. Just by reading or hearing the phrase, “Piña Colada,” we are already dreaming of a vacation on a luxurious Caribbean Island, right? This mental transportation to paradise is probably why this Cocktail, originally from Puerto Rico, has become one of the most popular and beloved drinks around the world. In celebration of Piña Colada Day, this Saturday, July 10th, 2oz Mag would like to suggest the best places in Miami to enjoy this idyllic Cocktail. So find a venue, kick back, relax, and take a sip of paradise. 

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Sexy Colada


1600 NE 1st Ave, Miami, Fl. 33132

In Miami, 22400oz of Esotico’s twist on the Piña Colada, “The Sexy Colada”($14) is sold every month, using around 1400 Pineapples monthly between their kitchen and bar, according to Elis Carriero, Bar Manager at Esotico Tiki Lounge. “To improve a Pina Colada is not easy, because it is already a beautiful and delicious drink, but our twist is definitely the best sellers in the house! We use everything from the pineapple since our concept is zero waste. We use 1/2 pineapple in the kitchen for our pineapple rice, chunk for cocktails, and for the fresh juice, with the skin we can prepare infusions and we use the leaves for garnishes as well. Our secret for the Sexy Colada is to do everything with love and very high-quality ingredients,” says Elis.

The Sexy Colada is a recipe from Danielle Dallapolla with Coconut cream re’al, Ginger syrup re’al, Bacardi Carta Oro, Pineapple juice, Pinch of salt, Lime juice, Coconut water from fresh coconut 

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Piña Colada by Havana Rum


14690 Sw 26th St, Miami, Fl. 33175

On July 10th, Latin Gastropub Finka will host an event with Havana’s Rum brand Ambassador, Gio Gutierrez who will be around spiking drinks and giving out Piña Colada Shirts. Order a virgin Piña Colada and you will get a free Havana Club Clasico Floater. And who doesn’t love free t-shirts? Once your virgin Piña Colada is spiked, you will receive a hilarious, Piña Colada Day-inspired T-shirt to commemorate the occasion, while supplies last. Join the festivities from 6 pm to 11 pm. 





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Escape a la Orilla


426 Euclid Ave, Miami Beach, Fl. 33139

If you like piña coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain… Come to Orilla and Escape… yes, if you are looking for an elevated experience, check Orilla restaurant and mixology bar, for their “Escape a la Orilla” Cocktail ($16), inspired by the famous song “Escape” by Rupert Holmes. This unique take on the Piña Colada will amaze you. To celebrate this glorious day, Bar Manager and Mixologist Rodrigo Turbet created a Piña Colada-meets-Highball Cocktail. “I’m looking to offer a more refreshing drink without the density of the classic recipe. I didn’t want to use coconut cream but wanted the coconut flavor to be present so we’ll use the coconut in different ways. We add Ultrasonic Bacardi Carta Blanca with coconut meat, Bacardi 4, Rectified Pineapple Juice, herbal notes from Yellow Chartreuse, and Natural Coconut soda, carbonated. The Glass is garnished with toasted coconut flakes. It’s a simple cocktail that will transport you to a beach shore in every sip.”

Available from Wednesday 7th until July 11th, this unique take on the Pina Colada will amaze you. 



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Shaun’s Colada


418 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, Fl. 33139 

If you are looking to just get a good drink, maybe a little mystery, romance, or some really good feelings, you can find your ideal spot at Minibar, inside of Urbanica Hotels.  We recommend that you also look for “Shaun’s Colada” ($13)  on their Cocktail menu, with pineapple juice, coconut milk, Simple syrup, Velvet Falernum, Teeling Irish Whiskey, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. “It is the Original Vacation in a glass, once you drink it, you know it’s time to kick your feet up,” says David Cedeño, Director of Bars for Urbanica Hotel’s Group.



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The Coco Club


1435 Brickell Ave, Miami. Fl. 33131

Nothing fights the summer heat better than an icy drink right by the pool. Add it into a coconut and you already feel like you’re enjoying a staycation. Kick back with the tropical and delightfully creamy concoction “The Coco Club” – Havana club rum, pineapple juice, lime, served in a fresh coconut ($25). Presented in a gorgeous white coconut with an intricate design, this drink will elevate your summer vibes, your day, and your photos! Be sure to snap a picture and make all your friends envy your poolside delight this Piña Colada Day!



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Our Piña Colada


1801 Collins ave, Miami Beach, Fl. 33139

For a salty breeze experience, we recommend that you visit Sweet Beach Pop-up at the Shelborne Hotel. At the hotel,  you can enjoy a Delicious Piña Colada honoring the classic recipe, while also laying down by the pool or enjoying their wonderful garden. Sip and enjoy “OUR PINA COLADA” ($16) with Bacardi Carta Blanca, Bacardi 8, Santa Teresa, Coco Lopez, Pineapple, Banana, Curry Powder, and Sea Salt. 



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Frozen Piña Colada


310 NW 24th St, Miami, Fl. 33127

The outdoor patio at Le Chick, screams for a Tropical drink, and what better one than a frozen Pina Colada? “We created our Rum blend with Bacardi Coconut and Havana Club añejo, a great combination of flavors, caramel, soft fruits, spiced oak, and manuka honey… paired with a Pina Colada mix made by Kelvin Slushy mixes and topped with Angostura Bitters. The bitters cut down the sweetness of the drink releasing flavors of clove, tamarind, and cinnamon,” says Bar Manager Nikolas Mantzaridis. Piña Colada ($13



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Pina Colada with Teeling Whiskey


1200 NW 22nd Street, Miami, Fl. 33142

Find your ideal, classic, nostalgic Piña Colada here. It has a  perfect balance of sweet coconut, tangy pineapple, and additional tropical fruits from Teeling Whiskey finished in Rum Barrels ($16). Enjoy live music every weekend because there is always a reason to celebrate a good time with good tunes! 





Pepe Colada


116 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables. Fl. 33134

Are you going to love the Pepe Colada? Claro que sí! This clarified cocktail has all of the refreshing, citrusy sweetness of a Piña Colada, but is much lighter and less filling. In celebration of Piña Colada Day, Luca Osteria is giving away free Clarified Piña Coladas sippers with any purchase of Havana Club drink on Saturday, July 10th during dinner service. Pepe Colada is made with  The Real Havana Club Añejo Clásico, Pineapple Juice, Coconut Water, Velvet Falernum, Dorda Coconut Liquor, Fresh Lime Juice, and Whole Milk*

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The prestigious American Fine Wine Competition,  announced the result for The Invitational, which takes place annually in south Florida.  With the Pandemic wreaking havoc for the past year, the judging was delayed, and took place on Memorial Day Weekend.  More than 550 wines from 125 wineries vied for top honors at this INVITATION-only event. The Judging — conducted by a 28-member blue ribbon panel of wine industry educators, restaurateurs, retailers, journalists, and top sommeliers from across the country — was held at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus.

As usual, the results did not disappoint!  There were ties for Best of Show Red wine AND Best of Show Sparkling.  And the Sparkling wines were from the same winery!  Equally exciting, there was also a tie for Best of Class Riesling, which was the case last year as well. 

Co-founder and President Shari Gherman said, “At AFWC, we look for the very best wines the country has to offer, and so they must be vetted before being invited.  This year was challenging since the country was pretty much shut down.  But with some creativity, we persevered, and as one can see by the results, we found stunning wines yet again.”

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The Judges had an incredibly difficult time coming up with the Best of Class results.  Judge Wendy Rosano said, “Of the 11 double gold medal winning Red Bordeaux Blends, it was almost impossible to pick one!”  Judge Patrick Sullivan said, “The 12 Double Gold medal winning Syrah’s were so awesome, we actually finished drinking our glasses!”  In the Cabernet Sauvignon category, there were five flights where ALL the wines were awarded double gold medals.   

Fourteen years of careful scouting and judging means this competition starts where others end.  Four-team judging panels evaluate, describe, debate and assign medals and scores. “Our Judges take their time and really care about getting it right” observed Greg Miseyko, Chief Judge and Judging Coordinator.  Wines earn Gold, Silver or Bronze medals and “Double Gold” honors when every judge agrees the wine deserves a Gold Medal. Points from a 100-point scale are also awarded.  Miseyko added “We want to direct the public to America’s finest wines, to become the most trusted source of information about finding quality wines.” 

Remember, Price doesn’t always dictate the finest. Quality does.

Attached are the complete results.

AFWC 2021 Best Of final 06-09-21

They are also posted at www.AmericanFineWineCompetition.org

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Last Monday May  24th, BACARDI honored Miami’s trailblazers and culture movers with Premium cocktails & delicious food pairings.

An evening to celebrate creatives, philanthropists, tech titans, business and community leaders who are blazing a trail in respective industries and making the world a better place through the work that they are committed to doing.

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Hotel Nacional

Hosted by Master of Rum David Cid and Janet Benitez, guests were welcome with a refreshing “Hotel Nacional” cocktail ( Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, Simple Syrup, Apricot Liqueur)  and invited to the table for a pairing dinner and the Red Rooster restaurant in Overtown, featuring aged rum Bacardi Reserva 8 and Bacardi Reserva 10 cocktails. The second Cocktail was the “Old Cuban” (Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum, Martini & Rossi Prosecco, Sugar Syrup, Lime Juice, Dashes bitters) paired with Chef Marcus Samuelson famous dishes such as the devil eggs, Marcus cornbread, fried yardbird, shrimp & grits, grilled Yellowtail Snapper and finished with I’m in love with cocoa, a chocolate feast dessert paired with the “Cane collective Ocho old Fashioned” cocktail. 

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Cane Collective Ocho Old Fashioned

David educated all patrons about aged rums with a tasting of Bacardi Reserva 8 and Bacardi Reserva 10 between meals. As the night ended, the guests were greeted with a beautiful gift that included a wooden box with a bottle of Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum, a bottle of Cane collective Sweet Potato On Syrup  to make your own Old Fashion and a cigar to pair with.

Images by @Nickjustchill

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FIU students celebrated when they were announced as the winners of the People’s Choice Award at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown, celebrated at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel on South Beach, on Saturday, May 22nd.

Students  participating from the Hospitality School and Bacardi Center of Excellence Bartender’s Guild club, alongside professional mixologists and bartenders took home the top prize for their cocktail, The Sunblazer. The drink was made with six ingredients including: pineapple juice, lemon juice, Bacardi Ocho and even honey syrup cultivated by the FIU Beekeeping Association.

Judges gave their top prize to Landon Nero of Freehold Miami in Wynwood.

100% of the net proceeds from the Festival benefit FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Each year, over 1,200 students and volunteers gain invaluable real-world experience at the Festival. To date, SOBEWFF® – which serves as an interactive educational platform for future leaders of the hospitality industry – has raised more than $31.8 million for the School.

Video Courtesy of FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management


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National Margarita Day Specials

Margaritas is everything a Cocktail should be. Our love for the number 1 drink to-go in our country only grows bigger and bigger, in fact, we have a National Day to celebrate it, but isn’t it be also a holiday?

Let’s start the week the right way this Monday 22nd while we go and cheer with the best Margaritas in town, here are some activities held by our favorite brands. …

Volcan Tequila volcantequila

Pedal for the Margarita Medal (and drink) at LOLO’s south beach, visit us from 5 pm – 8 pm and enjoy Happy Hour Margarita specials while you blend your own Margarita, choose from  different flavors such as Mango, Strawberry, Pineapple and classic.  Sing along your favorite song while participating in Clevelander’s Karaoke Contest. 1st winner will receive a Volcan Tequila Cristalino bottle, 2nd price a Volcan Tequila Reposado bottle and 3rd price a Volcan Tequila Blanco botlle, there’s no losers! you can as well come for BYOM (blend your own Margaritas) with the Volcan Bike from 6 – 9pm. 
Our Broward friends can come to Barrita from 5 pm – Midnight and enjoy a complementary Volcan Margarita when ordering dinner. ..,

margarita flightsHerradura Tequila

When comes to Margaritas, the more, the merrier, right? Naked Taco will be offering Herradura Margarita Flights Specials all week from February 21st-28th in both locations. In Tequiztlan, you can choose in between Tequila Flight and Margaritas flights as well in specials. if you are looking for an exotic one of-a-kind libation, we recommend you to try 1-800 Lucky Thai Chilli Spicy Margarita available this Monday, February 22nd.

  • Sip $5 Margs for this boozy celebration, ALL day serving in every Coyo Taco locations in South Florida, made with freshly squeezed lime juice, agave and Maestro Dobel Tequila

Join us a Shokudo for some El Jimador complimentary Margaritas, until supplies last, starting 5pm  

Enjoy a spicy Margarita at home with this delicious infused Tequila. Dano’s Pineapple and Jalapeño

The Dano-Rita (Dano’s spicy Margarita)danos

  • 2 oz Dano’s Pineapple & Jalapeno Tequila 

  • 1 oz Cointreau.  

  • 1 oz Lime Juice 

  • Shake all ingredients and pour over ice into a highball or rocks glass  

  • Garnish rim of glass with Tajin sugar/salt mix..

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Miami Whiskey Mash 2020

MIAMI WHISKEY MASH 20120 will take place at The Cruz Building showcasing over 100 different expressions of whiskeys ranging from – Irish Whiskey, Scotch Whisky, Canadian Whiskey, Japanese Whisky & American Whiskey.

Attendees will be able to enjoy samples, live jazz, plus some light bites from local restaurants.

Live Music by Damian J Sanchez and Premium Cigars by Drew Estate.

“Whiskey is still the hottest spirit category in the World and the Miami Whisk(e)y Mash is the perfect way to celebrate this beloved class of spirits. The craftsmanship, authenticity, and traditions that are associated with Whiskey deserve its own focused event. The fourth year of this event offers exploration, education and most importantly enjoyment of Whisk(e)y.” – Frank Moreno, Miami Whiskey Mash Founder.

VIP ADMISSION MWM tickets will be available for $100. VIP Admission begins at 2 pm. VIP Admission includes: special whiskey pours NOT available to General Admission, a commemorative glass, whiskey samples, light bites, and one (1) cigar. Every ticket includes entry into a raffle for a bottle of special whiskey. A very limited number of VIP tickets will be available to the public.

GENERAL ADMISSION MWM tickets will be available for $75. General Admission begins at 3 pm and ends at 5:45 pm. General Admission includes whiskey samples, light bites, and one (1) cigar.

For more information on the Miami Whisk(e)y Mash, event schedules and other items please visit Facebook.com/MiamiWhiskeyMash

TO GET TICKETS, click here.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

ALL Attendees MUST be 21 and older. NO EXCEPTIONS.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

THE CRUZ BUILDING is located at 3157 Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove. There is plenty of off-street parking plus there will be valet parking at the building’s entrance for at a special rate. We STRONGLY suggest using UBER or LYFT for this special event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, the electronic version is perfectly acceptable.

Where can I get the most up to date information?

LIKE us on Facebook.com/MIamiWhiskeyMash for the most up to date information and special announcements.

How many exhibitors will be at the event?

We anticipate between 20+ different exhibitors with 100+ different whiskeys available for your enjoyment. Please go to www.MiamiWhiskeyMash.com for a complete list of our participating Whisk(e)y Exhibitors.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?




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For the first time ever in the US, acclaimed wine critic James Suckling presented The Largest Wine Event, which chose Miami as its host city this past January 24th, at the Moore Building. 

Featuring 120 wine producers from the top wine regions in the world, the event showcased an extraordinary selection of more than 200 top-scoring wines.  Celebrated owners and winemakers representing the world’s most iconic wineries gathered and shared their valuable insights while presenting their two top vintages to attendees.  The mood of the soiree was perfectly set with music by award-winning DJ Surahn Sidhu.

Tickets for the grand tasting were sold out weeks prior to the event, but other opportunities abounded, such as exclusive pre-events, a gala dinner, and the “Happiness is Wine” show and after-party. 

“What I like about the event is the ability to put a face to some of the bottles of wine you are drinking on a daily basis and to interact with and get descriptions from the people who crafted it, helping you to develop a new level of understanding and appreciation.  It really enhances the experience of trying other products as well,” commented one attendee.

We saw it as an amazing initiative for the growing body of Miami wine lovers and a much-needed opportunity for international aficionados to educate the community on this art form.  It also provided an industry-wide networking resource for local sommeliers, restaurant owners, and retailers, which means we can look forward to future Miami stop for James Suckling and his event.  

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LIVe IT Miami - Super Bowl Parties to Suit Every Mood

Whether you’re seeking a down-home tailgate vibe or a cosmopolitan night-on-the-town, here’s where (and when) to go this Super Bowl weekend

1. The Deck at Island Gardens, for the High rollers

No tickets to the game?  You can still cheer on a live Super Bowl parade specially decked out in colors representing the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.  Exclusively for Big Game Sunday, the Deck will be supplying a relatively affordable menu curated by Michelin-starred chef Alfio Longo consisting of Chicken Lollipops ($12), Guacamole and Tortilla Chips ($10), Baby Back Ribs ($16), Wagyu Beef Sliders ($14) and Lobster Rolls ($18).  Groups can also spring for a Tailgate Platter sporting all of the above ($49).  Delight in their drinks specials on their Cocktails and Champagne parades. The stunning waterfront ambiance won’t distract from serious viewing as well, with 4K UHD TVs installed in all 10 waterfront cabanas as well as at the bars, so there’s no need to miss a play.

Book your table here:  The Deck Big Game Sunday and Parade

Clevelander South Beach

2. Clevelander, for a high-energy party scene.

A South Beach favorite for sports fans is stepping up its game with a series of marquee events throughout the week.  From the PEPSI NEON PARTY (with live performances by Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, and Lil Jon) to ESPN First Take Live debate to a pool party hosted by Adriana Lima, Clevelander will make your New Year’s revelries seem tame in retrospect.

Visit: Clevelander Pepsi Neon Party

3. Riverside, for Brickellistas

Brickell’s new backyard opens its doors to present the ultimate big game watch party. This beautiful waterfront setting includes 7 restaurants, a taproom, large screen TVs and a 60-foot Projection TV docked boat side.  Includes a live DJ set with Game Sounds.

Tickets: Riverside Big Game Watch Party

The Sylvester

4. The Sylvester. for fun with friends

In an unprecedented move, the Sylvester will open its doors on Sunday at 6 pm and feature extra TVs, an 85-foot projector display and a special guest DJ set following the game.  Exclusive game day punch bowls will be available for large groups as well as beer bucket specials.  Open bar packages include all house spirits, specialty cocktails by Moet Hennessy (Belvedere, Volcan Tequila, Woodinville Whiskey, and Hennessy), and wine, All table reservations include a bottle of champagne for every two people, bring your gang and sit back.

Tickets: The Sylvester Big Game Watch Party

Ember Miami

5. Ember, For a deluxe experience

This Miami Design District gem features a cocktail program known for turning out modern, creative twists on the classics.  The wine list consists of about 100 wines of diverse origins, 15 of which are available by the glass. Starting at noon on Sunday, guests can enjoy quality LG HD projector and surround sound viewing as well as an exclusive Super Bowl menu designed by Chef Brad Kilgore.  If football is not your thing, take in the cocktail-serving theatrics at one of two bars or keep it fancy and festive at the champagne bar.  Drink specials apply at all three, all night long: $10 shots, $10 glasses of Champagne, $12 Grey Goose cocktails and $35 beer buckets. 

For reservations, Call 786.334.6494.

6. Mama tried, for a low-key night in

Watch the big game in the heart of downtown Miami while noshing on complimentary wings and a happy hour menu until 8 pm.  Added incentive: the on-point drink specials and the “Disco Sinferno” Sunday Party with sounds by Jenni Fox.

Walk-ins are welcome


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The Bolivian Cocktail Experience

The Sylvester Bar invites you to have drinks with Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh as we officially launch his Singani 63 in South Florida, Monday Januar y 13th at 7 PM.

While filming the movie Che, filmmaker Steven Soderbergh discovered and fell in love with Bolivia’s 500-year-old national spirits made from the Muscat of Alexandria grape grown only at an extremely high altitude in the Bolivian Andes.   Before Soderbergh decided to import it to the US, it had never been out of land-locked Bolivia.  Singani 63 is now in over 25 markets across the US, as well as the UK, where it is loved by some of the country’s top mixologists for its versatility and unique taste profile.

Please join us for cocktails & conversation with Steven about the brand and some amazing cocktails created exclusively with Singani63 by the talented bartenders at The Sylvester to complement the flavor profiles of Singani63.

Where: The Sylvester (3456 N. Miami Ave.)

When: January 13th, 7-9 pm

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Erick Lorincz at Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar

 Mixing Star, Disaronno’s ultra-hip, global talent show, has introduced the Bar-Tag program, where celebrity bartenders take turns hosting a foreign colleague for an exploratory session on their distinct techniques, styles, and inspirations. Bar-Tag has recently made waves at the storied Surf Club. Jacopo Rosito and Valentino Longo, the duo behind the club’s Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar were able to host one of the legendary names in mixology—Erik Lorincz of the tiki-by-way-of-Casablanca Kwant Bar in London—for a one-night guest shift showcasing Lorincz’ talents alongside the introduction of Positano-influenced Amore Eterno bar menu.

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Q&A by Matt Hirsh, Disaronno Brand Ambassador

After a Q&A with all three hospitality luminaries, Lorincz offered 2 genre-bending cocktails designed exclusively for the occasion: “Almond of Miracle” (Disaronno, vodka, cardamom, oat milk, honey, lime) and “Reina” (Disaronno, bourbon, peanut butter, chocolate bitters, sherry, smokey ginger ale). The Host offered two cocktails as well “When in Miami” by Valentino Longo (Disaronno, Harmless coconut, Cold brew JoJo Tea, Bourbon) and “The Magic Oak” by Jacopo Rosito (Disaronno, Rutte Old Simon, Vida Mezcal Del Maguey, Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters).

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Presentation of “Almond of Miracle” by Erick Lorincz
“When in Miami” by Valentino Longo
The Mixing Star Bar Tag – Miami

To see Mixing Star’s videos and learn about future BarTag events, go to
www.themixingstar.com or check out IG: @themixingstar FB: @TheMixingStar

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