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The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.
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Carla Rivera

Hakkasan
Lead mixologist
MIAMI BEACH
Carla Rivera, 34, an up and coming mixologist and Miami native is bringing her passion for cocktails to Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Rivera honed her skills as a craft bartender and beverage manager at various bars in Tampa, Florida, after going abroad to Cyprus and Turkey, where she worked as a bartender and lead mixologist. Once returning to the States, Rivera’s bartending career flourished in Miami Beach as
she became a lead bartender at prominent restaurants and high-volume nightlife venues including edgy restaurant and nightclub, Haven, and intimate restaurant and cocktail bar, The Social Club. She plays an active role in the local market as Secretary of the MIAMI United States Bartender Guild Chapter and has competed in several cocktail competitions; most recently she was ranked among the top 15 in the US at the Diageo World Class Cocktail Competition Finalsin 2014. Now as head bartender of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s renowned modern Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan, Rivera oversees the craft cocktail menu made with a range of exotic fruits and Asian spices as well as Hakkasan’s award-winning wine list.