For the first installment I'll turn the questions to myself.
1) what is your name, your LUPEC cocktail name & why did you pick that?
Wendy Miller, Last Word. I picked it because it's one of my favorite drinks and most people who know me know I am a talker and generally get in the last word! :)
2) what is your profession?
Normally I am a sales executive, that has ranged from technical/internet sales to corporate events and marketing but currently I'm unemployed (feel free to send me any job leads!)
3) what was your favorite cocktail before you new any better?
I've had so many- Cape Cod with Roses, Grape Kneehigh, Green Apple Martini! But the last one before my real cocktail education was a Grey Goose dirty martini (I know, I know!)
4) what's the worst cocktail ever and where did you drink it?
ugh! Czech absinthe rinsed in a glass, lit on fire and the glass then turned upside down with a straw sticking out of it that you sucked the absinthe smoke out of, then they turned it into some kind of crazy blue drink. In St. Petersburg Russia. I don't want to think about it anymore!
5) if you could ban 1 drink what would it be?
Chocolate martinis. 1) either you are messing with good chocolate or your using crap liquor 2) it's not a freakin martini just cuz it's in that glass 3) it's disgusting!
6) If you could have a drink with anyone, living/dead, who would it be and why?
These questions are always tough for me but I'd probably pick Ernest Hemingway because he really loved his cocktails, loved to travel and seemed to live a very interesting life!
7) what are your favorite non cocktail activities/hobbies/interests?
travel, travel, travel- my husband Dayne and I fly away as often as possible! We write about it on our blog- Luggage Tag. I also collect wine, am active with WA Wine Council, love to cook and have dinner parties. I love entertaining!!
8) how did you first hear about LUPEC?
While at Tales of the Cocktail last year I met the gals from LUPEC Boston and thought it was a great idea. Anu Apte, Stevi Deter and I met after that to discuss putting together a Seattle chapter. viola!
9) what is your go to drink or spirit?
Nothing fits any occasion like a well made martini; gin, vermouth, orange bitters with a twist
10) what is your favorite cocktail bar and/or bartender right now?
We have so many great cocktail bars in Seattle it's hard to pick just one but I have had really great cocktails upstairs at Tavern Law and I love the atmosphere! As far as bartenders go I have followed Jamie Boudreau from bar to bar and am happy he's at KneeHigh Stocking now!
See you all soon, stay tuned for our next member quiz down!