The Broken Shaker Opens
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|Elad Zvi, Gabriel Orta, and Sydell Group's Roy Alpert preparing for opening.|
- Best Pop-Up Bar: Broken Shaker
- Best Bartender: Gabriel Orta
Bar Lab's Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi opened Miami's first pop-up cocktail lounge last January. It quickly became the place to go to get sophisticated cocktails at reasonable prices, and the little lounge inside the slightly-faded Indian Creek Hotel soon became the go-to place for locals, tourists, and industry insiders. Then, a short six months later, the pop-up closed, as intended.
Now, after much anticipation, the Broken Shaker is back inside the same property, though it's been renovated and renamed. The Indian Creek has been turned into Freehand Miami, an upscale hostel by the Sydell Group and the Broken Shaker has refreshed their lounge and expanded the outdoor area.
The small herb garden has become a major focal point of the patio. Young fruit trees have been planted around the property. Orta pointed out the starfruit that was already starting to appear, destined for some cocktail glass in the near future.
|Broken Shaker's agave fairy.|
|The garden negroni.|