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Hard Rock Cafe Maui’s Happy Hour and Interview with Misty Kotter @hardrockmaui

MISTI KOTTER

HARD ROCK CAFE


How did you get a job there?

STARTED AS A HOST IN 2006

What spirit do you like to work with the most? What is the last drink you made with it?

BACARDI DRAGONBERRY/STRAWBERRY LEMONADE


What is the last incredible wine or beer you drank? What made it spectacular?

MENAGE A TROIS. IT’S A RED BLEND USING CABERNET, MERLOT AND ZINFANDEL


If you could change one thing about the drinks business on Maui what would it be?

PITCHERS!!!


What is your favorite happy hour on Maui? Why?

MAUI BREW CO. APPAREL WEDNESDAYS


What is your bar’s signature drink/wine/beer?

HURRICANE. IT’S A MANGO TWIST ON THE MAI TAI


What is YOUR signature drink?

FOR PINKTOBER WE HAVE THE TROPICAL TATAS WHICH COMBINES CIROC COCONUT, SO-CO, PINA COLADA MIX AND STRAWBERRIES. DELICIOUS!


When you are making a cocktail what is the most important thing?

TASTE


Who or what influences you outside of the beverage business?

MUSIC AND ART ARE MY BIGGEST INFLUENCES


Let’s say you’re pitching an investor who wants you to open your ultimate bar. What is your concept? Where is it located?

I WOULD LOVE TO OPEN A COFFEE SHOP/BAR (NIGHT) THAT IS OPEN TO ARTISTS, MUSICIANS AND POETS ALIKE. PREFERABLY IN LAHAINA.


Name one new liquor/beer/wine you tasted recently. What was your impression?

SAILOR JERRY’S RUM. I THOUGHT IT HAD A GOOD SPICE TO IT, IT WENT DOWN SMOOTHLY AND GETS YOU DRUNK LIKE A SAILOR.


What are your regulars like?

RELAXED, FUNNY AND JUST HAPPY TO LIVE IN SUCH A WONDERFUL PLACE


What is one interesting thing about being a bartender on Maui?

THE PEOPLE YOU GET TO MEET FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD


What makes a good bartender? Why are you one?

PATIENCE, FRIENDLINESS, AND PATIENCE.


What is the newest drink you have created? Describe whats in it.

BACARDI DRAGONBERRY, COCOWATER, SPLASH LEMONADE FOR DEHYDRATION.


HARD ROCK CAFE ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR – Daily. Hard Rock Cafe offers all day prices for drinks that start low. Get beer starting at $5.30, wines starting at $6.65, and their premium wells which also start at $6.65. 11am-11pm. The Hard Rock Cafe, (900 Front St.,  Lahaina); 808-667-7400;http://www.hardrock.com

 

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