Joshua AlpersteinThe Anderson
Joshua Alperstein, born December 7th 1983 is the Cocktail Engineer/Bar Manager of “The Anderson”, one of Miami’s newest and widely acclaimed cocktail bars. Raised in Queens, New York, he moved to Miami in the summer of 2011 to open Florida’s first Nespresso Cafe/boutique located on Lincoln Road Miami Beach. After a year of management he realized that his true passion is in the restaurant hospitality industry.
Joshua spent six months breaking into the bar scene. After working in multiple areas of Miami’s hospitality industry e.g., catering, special events, restaurants and hotels, he found a home at the newly opened “Broken Shaker” located at “The Freehand” hostel. Management saw his drive and potential despite limited experience in craft cocktail culture. He was hired for the Barback/Apprentice position where he seized the opportunity to learn from the best mixologists in the city.
Catching on quickly and pushing to shorten the learning curve, Joshua started bartending a short, yet intense year later. After his success at the “Broken Shaker” Joshua was later chosen to be head bartender at “27 Restaurant”. Pursuing knowledge, being a student of the game, creating solutions, making improvements every day and never settling, are the ideals that became the foundation of the team’s successes.
Four years of amazing experiences including cocktail competitions, menu creation, travels domestically and abroad, seminars, spirit training’s and bar takeovers, has led Joshua Alperstein to his current proclaimed title of Cocktail Engineer at “The Anderson”. Branching out from the “Freehand” family, this project became “Bar-lab’s” first solo endeavor. The 80’s influenced New York style cocktail bar & live music venue is the perfect fit for the NY native. “The Anderson” also features the island vibes bar “The Shack”. Joshua utilizes all the elements of this free flowing environment to provide patrons with creative cocktails and next level experiences at every corner.
Give Joshua a few minutes on either side of the bar and he will happily explain the simple yet complex philosophy which has guided him throughout all: “You Just Gotta Believe”.