Congratulations Amber Davidson as our mix master of the month!
Where do you work?
I work at Bird Cafe. It's right in Sundance Square with a great view of the plaza. We have a very cool menu with a share plate style of service. Our bar is the coolest with an awesome craft cocktail menu!
PISCOWORLD: How long have you been bartending?
AMBER: Technically I guess I've been bartending for 5 years. However, the last three years I have been way more serious about it. None of my other bartending gigs prepared me for what I've done at Bird. I love this style of bartending. I love getting to be creative everyday!
PISCOWORLD: What inspires you to be better?
AMBER: My guests! They love it when we come up with something new for them and I like to keep them happy. I have customers who say, "Make me anything, I trust you." That's great for me! It's awesome to know that they trust me and it's always fun to be challenged. Keeps me on my toes!
PISCOWORLD: Favorite 70's band? And why?
AMBER: I think I'm going to have to go to the ladies for this one! Pat Benetar, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks... I love their songs because they are my anthems. I can get pumped up to 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' and 'I Love Rock-n-Roll'.
PISCOWORLD: Favorite type of food?
AMBER: I love all the food! I love trying new stuff all the time. But I also crave the classics. Mac-n-cheese, chicken noodle soup, baked potatoes, pizza... I like going out for pho and sushi and bbq. Bird Cafe is always changing their menu and doing crazy specials so I have a lot of fun trying new dishes and learning about how they make them.
PISCOWORLD: Favorite type of 4gs and why?
AMBER: I'm going to go for the Mosto Verde Italia. The fresh citrus notes are really great for building cocktails. Makes for a nice clean and fresh drink.
PISCOWORLD: What do you make with it?
AMBER: I like to play up the lemon notes by making a roasted lemon juice, adding in some fresh herbs and vanilla, and using an egg white for that classic Pisco sour, with a twist. I also love a great garnish and with that frothy white top I'd draw a little design on it using bitters.
PISCOWORLD: When and where can we try this amazing cocktail?
AMBER: Bird Cafe of course! We do monthly cocktail homages so November's homage is to the Pisco Sour!
PISCOWORLD: Where do you see yourself in 10yrs?
AMBER: Hardest question ever, and not one that I would even want to know the answer to! If I had to say 10 years ago where I would be now, I wouldn't have even come close to getting the answer right. I like to keep myself open to any opportunity that could come knocking!