HEY BARTENDER — Meet Mia Malvezzi

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Mia Malvezzi

I am a Bartender at  RumRunners

I have been a bartender here since  March 2009

I started Bartending  8 years ago

I am originally from Springfield, MA

Favorite thing about my job? Working on the water with the most fabulous sunsets

Meet any Famous people on the job?  yes      

Who?  Dennis Elliot, the drummer from Foreigner           

My Favorite Drink to Make (name) RumRunners Sunset

What’s the Recipe for that drink? Mango pineapple and vanilla flavored vodka with a splash of pineapple juice and mango puree.  Served as a martini with a grenadine sinker           

What’s your favorite drink to consume?  Red wine, zinfandel, and blends

Anything else?   I dabble with vodka, tequilla, rum and beer

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Denise Double

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Denise Double

I am a Bartender at The Boat House

I have been a bartender here since  May 2014 (3 years)

I started Bartending  13 years ago

I am originally from Revere, MA

Favorite thing about my job? How much fun it is!  Guests see me busy and say “You’re working hard.”  I say “Are you kidding me?  I’m hardly working!” 

Meet any Famous people on the job?  no          

My Favorite Drink to Make (name)  Pineapple Express

What’s the Recipe for that drink? Smirnoff Pineapple Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Mango Puree, Sprite, Club Soda and lemonade              

What’s your favorite drink to consume? Stella with a shot of Jameson

Anything else? With the view here, and me behind the bar, I can GUARANTEE a good time!

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Jay Sanders

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Jay Sanders

I am a Bartender at  Point 57

I have been a bartender here since  Opening in February 2017

I started Bartending  9 years ago

I am originally from  Kansas City

Favorite thing about my job? The creativity of designing new drinks and curating the wine program            

Meet any Famous people on the job?  A true bartender will never say (smiley face)       

My Favorite Drink to Make (name)  Amor Mi Amaro

What’s the Recipe for that drink?  1.5 oz Bonollo Amaro, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 oz Orgeat, .75 oz Gifford Passion Fruit, .25 oz cinnamon bark syrup            

What’s your favorite drink to consume?  A well made classic gin gimlet

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Michael Kaplan

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Michael Kaplan

I am a Bartender at   Backstreets 

I have been a bartender here since  9 years ago

I started Bartending  15 years ago    

I am originally from  Chicago 

Favorite thing about my job?  It’s fun!!!

Meet any Famous people on the job?  yes

Who?  David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Fred Taylor, Tracy Morgan, Clay Guido           

My Favorite Drink to Make (name)  Sex with an Alligator 

What’s the Recipe for that drink?  Malibu, melon, pineapple juice, Chambord and Jägermeister                  

What’s your favorite drink to consume?  Crown royal, but all whiskey and scotch are great 

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Lynn DiSomma

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Lynn DiSomma

I am a Bartender at Dixie Roadhouse

I have been a bartender here since  Opening the doors in Sept 2011        

I started Bartending  over 15 years ago

I am originally from:  Lived in Florida since I was 7 years old, but come from an all Italian family, most whom were born in Italy

Favorite thing about my job? I love the crew I work with the most.  I can always count on my fellow bar crew to make it happen, as a team, during our high-volume yet perfect chaos.   I love the fast-paced fun-filled environment. Dixie Roadhouse is proof that time flies when you’re having fun!

Meet any Famous people on the job? Yes, several during our many concerts. 

Who?  Blake Shelton, Buck Cherry, Colt Ford, Neil McCoy, Saliva, Puddle of Mudd, Bone Thugs n’ Harmony, Afroman, Vanilla Ice, Eli Young, Joe Nichols and more!       

My Favorite Drink to Make (name) The Dixienormous (yes, it’s as big as it sounds!)

What’s the Recipe for that drink? Special blend of cherry, orange, raspberry and citrus Svedka Vodka mixed with a magical mixed juice blend, garnished with maraschino cherries and fresh sliced limes and lemons           

What’s your favorite drink to consume?  I am a Moscato kind of gal

Anything else?  I am a travel bartender, too, and work seasonally for Michael Ballard and Jesse James Dupree at the Full Throttle Saloon in Stugis, SD.  I am licensed in the State of Florida as an EMT and am a volunteer instructor for the American Red Cross and teach CPR/First Aid and more.  When I’m not spending time with my awesome fiance and kids, I enjoy staying fit and hitting the gym several times a week.  I also love to follow politics and at some point in the near future plan to become much more active, may even run for some form of office. 

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Tina Bell

HEY BARTENDER — Meet Tina Bell

I am a Bartender at  The Tiki Hut at Dolphin Key Resort

I have been a bartender here since  2013

I started Bartending  24 years ago

I am originally from  Michigan

Favorite thing about my job?  I get to meet new people every day, and have good conversations with them.  I am able to make new friends every day!        

Meet any Famous people on the job?   yes

Who?  Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlia.  I even had a beer with him.  (He drinks Bud Light.)  Have also met the Quiet Riot band and (Detroit) Red Wings players.            

My Favorite Drink to Make (name) Old fashioned

What’s the Recipe for that drink?  Put some oranges and cherries in the bottom of the glass with a packet of sugar.  Muddle them together, then put ice in the glass.  Then add whiskey or bourbon, depending on the customer’s wishes.  Add a splash of bitters, then top with soda and serve. 

What’s your favorite drink to consume?  Southern Comfort and Diet Mountain Dew

Anything else? Depending on how I feel, I also drink Sailer Terry and Diet Pepsi or a bottle of Michelob Ultra.  If I’m doing shots, it’s called a POS (Piece of &%^$), which is Southern Comfort, Amaretto and sour mix.

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