The Miami Heat are not only battling it out on the court during their Eastern Conference Finals run — they’re serving as sweet inspiration for many local shops. In celebration of how far the team has come, restaurants around the city are getting in on the action by putting out special items on their menus. From red cookies with white chocolate chips reminiscent of the Heat’s colors to spicy cocktails bringing the “hot” to White Hot, take your love for basketball up a notch with the following treats and cocktail offerings on game days. Check them out:
1. Night Owl Cookies
Only offered on game days, Night Owl’s Let’s Go Heat cookie is perfect for a watch party. It’s a mix of signature red dough and white chocolate chips, then topped with finely crushed Oreos and a dollop of marshmallow fluff. Oh, and it’s finished with a whole Oreo on top!
2. Azucar Ice Cream
Beat the heat (and celebrate the Heat) with Azucar Ice Cream’s latest flavor, White Hot Heat! First reported by the Miami New Times, the sweet yet spicy treat debuted this year and features vanilla ice cream drizzled with pulverized Red Hots candy. You can find it at Azucar’s Little Havana and Pinecrest locations.
3. Lokal and Kush Clevelander
There’s Heat fever all year-round at Lokal Coconut Grove, as well as Kush at Clevelander South Beach, where you can show your support for the team by getting your hands on a Miami Heat burger. The mouthwatering patty is topped with Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, jalapeños, grilled onions, spicy mayo and sriracha.
4. RED South Beach
Known for its steaks, there’s a lot more on RED South Beach’s menu to be excited about. Grey Goose vodka, mango puree, spicy pepper and fresh lemon make up their Miami Heat cocktail. It’s finished with a sugared rim and perfect for game days.
5. Sweet Melody Ice Cream
The beloved ice cream shop has brought back its Let’s Go Heat flavor, donning the team’s colors. The treat consists of a cream cheese frosting ice cream with tons and tons of red velvet and black velvet cake chunks. Yum!
6. Carolina Ale House
Carolina Ale House is offering a newly-introduced Slam Dunk cocktail at all its Florida locations. Take sips from the delicious concoction while you and your crew cheer on the team from one of the restaurant’s many screens!