Of all the bartenders on South Beach, Angelo Vieira is by far the most serious. It's a Friday night and he's sloshing and rattling steel shakers filled with gin, lemon juice, crème de violet, and maraschino liqueur. To prepare a drink, he wields jiggers, strainers, bar spoons, and funny-shaped ice cubes. He's fast. He's unsmiling.
billwisserphoto.com Old Fashioned at the Regent Cocktail Club
And he's wearing a tux.
Three ladies sashay into the Regent Cocktail Club. "What's the best drink here?" asks one, sounding a bit like she has Instagram on the mind. Vieira pours his yellow-tinged potion into a vintage glass and responds, "Our menu changes every day."More »