How did you get a job there?
2 years ago I applied.
What spirit do you like to work with the most? what is the last drink you made with it?
We just started carrying Effen Cucumber Volka and I love it!! Volka, ginger w/a splash of sour –so refreshing
Perhaps you are a wine and beer fan and distilled beverages don’t float your boat, what is the last incredible wine or beer you drank? What made it spectacular?
Menage a Trois blend. Great balance relatively inexpensive
If you could change one thing about the drinks business on Maui what would it be?
More places should have cold beer & shot glasses.
What is your favorite happy hour on Maui? Why?
Lahaina sports bar! Lots of familiar faces and cheap drinks!!
What is your bar’s signature drink/wine/beer?
What is YOUR signature drink? (Or go to wine or beer in your selection?)
Stoli blueberry & soda with a splash of cranberry.
When you are making a cocktail what is the most important thing?
Consistency. I want it to be good every time
Who or what influences you outside of the beverage business?
I love my family and friends and dogs! I love spending time with all of them
Let’s say you’re pitching an investor who wants you to open your ultimate bar. What is your concept? Where is it located?
Meat market! Steak House with great drinks.
Name one new liquor/beer/wine you tasted recently. What was your impression?
Rasberry Shocktop. I like it a lot.
What are your regulars like?
Longtime Lahaina residents and young service industry folks
What is one interesting thing about being a bartender on Maui?
I get to meet people from all of the sports world and learn a lot about the way Hawaii was , what it has become and discuss ideas for the future
What makes a good bartender? Why are you one?
Attentiveness & Friendliness. I always try to make sure people have a full drink & full tummies. I genuinely care about the well being of all of our guests. Weather they are celebrating an anniversary , sport team or even having a crappy day. I try to make as good as possible, safely!
What is the newest drink you have created? Describe whats in it.
The Yellow Rose : stoli & stoli honey, fresh orange juice, lime juice, lemonade soda & sprite on the rocks
The Nitty Gritty: We are a locals sports bar that welcomes new comers and tourist alike, we like to eat drink and have fun!
LAHAINA SPORTS BAR HAPPY HOUR – Daily. From 11am-3pm get $5 Boiler Makers & $7 Boiler Maker Premiums. Also available are daily $7 lunch specials. From 3-7pm get $3 Beers; $3 Wells & $5 Premiums; $4 wines. Also available are weekly happy hour food specials. Lahaina Sports Bar, (843 Wainee St Unit 1 & 2, Lahaina); 808-667-6655; www.lahainasportsbar.com