Broken Shaker, created by Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi, the founders of Bar Lab, has already been established in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles. Now, in collaboration with the owner of the Freehand hotels, the Sydell Group, it has set up shop on the roof of the Freehand. It joins other food and beverage outposts at the hotel, including Simon and the Whale and the George Washington Bar.
Broken Shaker is a Caribbean-themed cocktail bar with both an indoor-outdoor setting and 360-degree views of the city. Designed by Roman and Williams, whose previous projects have included The Standard, The Ace Hotel and Le Coucou, the bar features a bohemian-inspired décor with wood paneled walls and wicker lighting, as well as lush greenery.
Signature drinks include a preserved lime caipirinha, a strawberry “rye tai” made with Wild Turkey 101 rye, and a bagel fizz starring gin, aquavit and powdered cream cheese. Bar food includes arepas, a chicken schnitzel sandwich and shrimp escabeche.
Cocktails with a view
Inspired by Caribbean and Middle-Eastern flavors, menu highlights include Yemenite bread with dips and vegetables; Arepas (served with avocado salad), and saffron shrimps. If you’re really hungry, opt for the “Frita Burger” with chorizo jam and yucca fries.
Exclusive to this location, Broken Shaker offers cocktails dedicated to the city, including the “Poppyseed Bagel Fizz” with gin, aquavit, powdered cream cheese, poppyseed bagel kvas and bitter lemon soda. You’ll also find Broken Shaker’s signature cocktails and Miami classics, including Old Forester Bourbon infused with cacao puff.