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Julio Cabrera

The Regent Cocktail Club. Miami
Managing Partner
Miami Beach
Julio Cabrera is a world renowned bartender whose career has spanned over 25 years. His tenures have included Italy, Mexico, his native Cuba, and currently Miami. He graduated with high honors at the Hotel and TourismUniversity at trainer capacity in Nicosia, Cypress in 1991.

He joined the ranks of Cantineros in Cuba; a storied, professional, elegant Cuban way of tending bar. He was later honored by being chosen as a professor for the Cantineros. After winning many national competitions, he was selected to represent a legendary Cuban rum in Italy.

Julio joined the International Bartenders Association and participated in the I.B.A. World Cocktail Competition in Bled, Slovenia in 2002. In Cancun, Mexico he created and managed bar programs at the Grand Aqua Hotel followed by the Condesa Hotel and most recently the luxurious Nizuc Resort and Spa.

After moving to the United States, he teamed up with David Martinez and Michelle Bernstein to open Michy’s and the award winning Sra. Martinez in Miami. His masterful cocktail menu led to the bar being named one of the 100 best American Bars in 2012.He successfully completed the Beverage Alcohol Resource in New York City to round out his international bar and spirits studies.

In December 2012 he joined other great bartenders to open The Regent Cocktail Club in Miami becoming Managing Partner last year. Although in it's infancy the bar has already been nominated as one of the Best Hotel Bars in the World. Although a busy and in demand consultant and trainer, he remains behind the bar while concurrently working as a Trainer internationally on cruise lines and several other projects.

Julio Cabrera was recently announced as 2013’s GQ Bombay Sapphire and
U.S.B.G “Most Imaginative” Bartender beating out some of the nation's best. He has won and placed in countless competitions worldwide including: MixItUp “The Ultimate Mixology Challenge” U.S. winner in New York 2011, The Mixing Star U.S. winner in Las Vegas 2012, and Diageo World Class USA Finale first runner up in 2013 and 2014 in New York.

He is currently working on a book and designing his own bar tools. Julio is also working on making his dream come true- to be a professor for future generations of Bartenders, teaching the Cantinero’s Legacy.

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Friday, July 17

3:00pm CDT