Rising Star Mixologist Christian Rolon of The Regent Cocktail Club - Biography

Miami Beach, FL

March 2016

Born to Argentinian parents in Paraguay, Christian Rolon was raised in Argentina, Chile, and Brazil before coming to the States at 18. He got his start bar-backing at Miami’s Mercadito, known for its tequila and mezcal selections. Two and a half years later, by the time he was ready to move on, Rolon was running the bar program and managing a staff of seven. Next, Rolon was hired by Novocento restaurants to elevate their bar program and open a new location in Midtown.

Rolon then took his talent and drive to a place where he could really play: the Regent Cocktail Club. There, Rolon encourages the guest to play along with him, working on curated, bespoke cocktails that delve into the raw material he fell in love with just four years earlier. The classics have seeped into Rolon’s bones, and his drinks are elegant, structured, and impeccably balanced. They also have a story to tell, an immediate sense of history and place—as with his Il Viaggiatore that imagines a bartender stopping in different countries to pick up Fernet, Cognac, vermouth, curacao, and mole bitters to make the ideal drink. Active on the competition circuit, Rolon competed in the finals of the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition this February in San Francisco with his Pa’Los Santo. In 2016, Rolon was named a StarChefs Rising Star Bartender for South Florida.