The Drinking Coach

I create cocktails! I have the pleasure of creating an experience through culture, education and fun in every cocktail I make for brands, consumers and menus.

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Where do you currently call home?

Atlanta Georgia

How did you get into the food industry?

I was born in a food and beverage family, and having a meal paired with a sip was very normal. Being from the south I have always understood the value of farm, fresh and quality ingredients and as I grew older and walked into the hospitality industry it all became so natural for me to excel. I love serving, cooking and creating flavor, along with adding my southern / creole roots along the way.

What do you love most about food/cooking/being in the kitchen?

I love adding my family traditions and flavors in every dish. I love watching something from the earth become art on the plate or glass.

“I love watching something from the earth become art on the plate or glass..”

Who inspires you most in the kitchen?

My mother and grandmothers are magic! They touch anything and make it golden and memorable. they’ll ask me to make something and I find it fun to recreate what they know and love -- and change up what they expect it to be.

What does sitting down for a family meal look like to you?

It looks like 2-3 proteins, 3 starches, 3 veggies, rolls and cornbread. There is always cake or pie for dessert and 2-3 options for a beverage. Laughter and complements along with prayer of thanks are the icing on the cake.

Favorite tip or trick to share with our followers.

I love using sorghum, molasses or brown sugar as my sweetener in EVERTHING!

“The love of watching something grow because of your care for it and add it to a delicious beverage just brings a new meaning to the creative passion bartenders have for themselves and the drink..”

“Pride is watching others become the colors they want to be and feel.”

What does Pride Month mean to you?

The chance to express yourself even more than you already do on a daily basis. Pride is also watching others become the colors they want to be and feel. Every year gets better. Every pride gains more attention on accepting and growing.

Please suggest a charity or a cause that our followers can support.

Non- Profit called A Sip of Paradise is dear to my heart because they focus on gardening and fellowship within the bartender community. They have allowed bartenders to play in the dirt and grow what they love to stay creative with their cocktails. The love of watching something grow because of your care for it and add it to a delicious beverage just brings a new meaning to the creative passion bartenders have for themselves and the drink.

A Sip of Paradise Garden

Atlanta

A Sip of Paradise is a bartenders' community garden that provides a healthy and safe garden space for bartenders to recharge their creativity, minds and themselves.

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Read the recipes

Cutout Sugar Cookie

  • Prep time
    15 minutes
  • Cook Time
    9 minutes
  • Serves
    36 cookies

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Plenty O Cookies

We have all been there. You make cutout cookies and they come out of the oven as blobs looking nothing like the cookie cutter you used. I have the solution for you! This simple recipe is a great way to bake no-spread cutout sugar cookies. It's a perfect balance of sweet with a hint of salt.

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