Rhode Island Monthly Occasions Spring/Summer 2014 : Page 11

Jennifer Ferreira | | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 49 out of Amsterdam. We are the oldest distillery in Europe: 1575 is when it start-ed. When I decided to be a brand ambas-sador, I wanted to make sure it was for a brand I believe in. I travel the East Coast, focusing on education and teaching bar-tenders about our products and getting them to believe in them as much as I do. How did you react to the 2013 Cook and Brown nomination for a James Beard Award [for Outstanding Bar Program]? I cried. I was blown away that finally the James Beard Foundation, which has always been known for food, is now considering cocktails as part of the culinary world. Bartender or mixologist? I prefer bar-tender. A mixologist is the one who is com-ing up with drinks. A bartender is a job where you are coming up with drinks and tending to guests. It’s a whole social thing. Mixologists don’t know how to talk to guests. They don’t remember that you have a High Life every time you come in. That you drink three and then you leave. You miss out on the human connection, where you are there to take care of guests. You are there to make whatever they want. If they come in and want a Sex on the Beach, as long as I have peach schnapps, I’ll make it. What she’s drinking: The Martinez, the precursor to the martini. It dates back to the mid-1800s. I like to use Bols Genev-Walpole’s cellular PVC material looks like real wood and it’s maintenance free. er, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur See our fence, pergolas, arbors, lantern and mail posts, outdoor furnishings, window and orange bitters. boxes and planters, also offered in natural wood. To arrange a free design Favorite ingredient: Sea salts. It brings consultation stop by or call 401-823-7091. out flavors that weren’t there. You can Come to a store and test ride a redwood Woodplay Playset. make a saline solution and add a few drops and it opens up the drink. Favorite place o the clock: The Eddy. I live across the street. I am always there. &#0e;"#BME)JMM3E&#0f;&#0d;8BSXJDLt&#0e;
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8BMQPMF0VUEPPST&#0b;XBMQPMFXPPEXPSLFST&#0f;DPN Craziest on the job story: You don’t even want to know. Things that shouldn’t be put in print. I used to work fetish night WW19446_RI.Monthly.April.indd 1 2/11/14 7:28 AM at Club Hell. Knocking on the bathroom door because you think someone is throwing up and then whoa! Favorite cocktail book: The Bon-Vivant’s Companion by Jerry Thomas. It was the first cocktail book, written in 1862. That was when drinks were being invented. It’s nice to look back to see For event schedule and pricing where it started and where it is now. visit www.blithewold.org Why do you love your job? I have the or call 401.253.2707 best job in the world. You have a weird schedule but you get to look at the world 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 in a different way. My nine-to-five is three-Looks like wood. Lasts a lifetime. TM Da odil Days April 1 – 27 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l APRIL 2014 95

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