Who | Yani Moraitis Frye
Where | Detroit, USA
Current Bar | Bad Luck
Past Bar(s) | The Sugar House
Favourite Spirit | Rum Rhum Ron
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri shaken with a dash of Angostura aromatic bitters
Favourite Part of the Job | Making someone’s night a little brighter.
Favourite After Work Drink | Angostura 7 year rum with a dash of bitters
Favourite at Home Drink | Any Octomore scotch neat.
Favourite bar in the world | Maison Premiere (Brooklyn, NY)
Best known for | Being able to make anything.
Favourite “at work” memory | Losing power in the middle of a shift and having to deal with a full bar room of guests. It was awful at the time but always hilarious to think about it after the fact.
What do you collect? Electric guitars
Favourite thing about your city? I love Detroit. It’s really growing at such a positive exponential rate. I love seeing all the new and revitalized places and businesses.
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of a “to-do” list.
Where was last place you traveled? Greece
Any claims to fame? 2013 USA National first place grand winner for the International Best Bartender Competition that Angostura puts on every two years.
Lager or IPA? Stout
Sparkling or Flat? Topo Chico or death.
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Twist expression throwaway.
Are you available for freelance gigs? Sometimes
Find him: Instagram
Media: CHEFSFEED – BARTENDER, MIXOLOGIST, OWNER YANI MORAITIS FRYE
EATER DETROIT – The Sugar House’s Yani Frye Mixes Up the Celebrated Last Word Cocktail
ANGOSTURA – YANI FRYE CROWNED 2013 ANGOSTURA U.S. COCKTAIL CHALLENGE WINNER
STARCHEFS – Bartender Yani Frye and Restaurateur Dave Kwiatkowski of Sugar House
DETROIT FREE PRESS – Bad Luck cocktail bar to open Thursday in Detroit
THE DETROIT NEWS – White kitchens, slab tile hot in kitchens these days
TALES OF THE COCKTAIL – Not Just “Gritty” — Detroit’s Cocktail Culture is Groundbreaking
SFUMATO – Fragrant Cocktails at Bad Luck Bar