Gui Jaroschy doesn't quite fit the trendy bartender mold. Instead of wearing a beard or a finely waxed ironic mustache, Jaroschy sports more of a Brady Bunch mop top and smile. Don't let that disarm you — the man means serious business when it comes to making a cocktail or running an entire operation. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Jaroschy began working in restaurants at the age of 18 while studying for an anthropology degree. He soon heard Miami's siren song, and the young barkeep got behind the stick at the Delano Hotel, working his way up to director of bars. Lightning struck when he joined Bar Lab's Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi on a little project called the Broken Shaker. Since then, Jaroschy has amassed quite the impressive resumé — opening the Broken Shaker Chicago, working at the Anderson, and consulting on cocktail menus for Ricochet Lounge, Drunken Dragon, British Airways, and Kreepy Tiki. For all of his work, Food & Wine ranked him in "The Top 10 Best New Mixologists in 2015," and he was named a Rising Star mixologist by Starchefs. Jaroschy has also won numerous mixology competitions, including top awards at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival while repping for the Shaker. With all of those kudos, the only problem is trying to catch up with this whirling dervish of a barman. In any given week, he can work at the Anderson, the Broken Shaker, or a guest bartending spot at any of the other bars in town. But once you do catch him, consider it a rare opportunity to have a truly great drink from a truly talented — and nice — guy.
Readers' choice: Gui Jaroschy