From the Bar
I’m Amanda, the Bar Manager for D&S Distilling!
I was born and raised near New Orleans, Louisiana. My family and I have always participated in Mardi Gras, so I picked up a thing or two about making fun drinks. When I got older, I decided I wanted to train marine life, picked up and moved down to South Florida to go to college. To pay for the college I wanted to go to (The Very Expensive Florida Atlantic) I had to do what every young person in Florida does…bartend!! I landed a job at one of the most popular night clubs in SoFlo. I learned so much there and met so many people from all over the world.
Once I graduated, I moved back to Louisiana for a while due to an illness. I met and fell in love with my husband and moved to Tennessee to open an Anytime Fitness with him here in Sevierville. My husband, Jordan, is a personal trainer at our gym and that’s where we met Mr. Delgado. We became great friends—I would even say we are pretty much family. When he told us he was opening an all organic distillery with a fully functioning bar, I was on top of that. I immediately wanted to help!!
So, I got started with the drink menu and had so much fun coming up with all these awesome cocktails. My favorite thing to do when bartending is to WOW the costumer and I am hoping that with some of these special drinks I will do just that. My all-time favorite drink to drink is an oatmeal cookie but ... my choice has shifted since the D&S Unicorn. It is seriously magic in a martini glass! I love it and pat myself on the back every time I taste that drink! If I could give anyone advice about making their own drinks at home it’s to have fun with it and don’t be scared to add something different to your cocktails.
I’ll share some favorite recipes soon! Cheers!