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Sarento’s On the Beach Happy Hour and Bartender Interview with Barbara Cobey

Sarento's on the Beach

Sarento’s On the Beach Happy Hour – Daily. 1/2 price drinks and appeizers. 4:30-6:30pm. 2980 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei; (808) 875-7555; sarentosonthebeach.com

Hooch Handle

Barbara Cobey

When are you punching the clock at Sarento’s on The Beach?

Monday – Friday evenings.

Why sling booze?

My first job was as a busser, then server, then bartender. I’ve had 30 years in the food and beverage industry. I got my beverage training from Tonay Abou Ganim while working in Las Vegas at the Mirage, Bellagio and the Wynn.

Libation Likes

Rum. It has such diversity and I like the buzz.

Astro Sign?

Aquarius

Moonshine Mixture

Siren’s Song. It’s almost impossible to resist: Bombay Sapphire, fresh lemon juice and Blue Hypnotic, then shaken, strained and poured into a chilled cocktail glass that’s frosted with superfine sugar and garnished with a berry and lemon wheel. Also the Kula Lavender Mojito, with Appleton Estate Rum.

Personal Poison

Wine, especially the big reds.

Sweet soused perks

The customers. I like to make people feel special.

Bottle Buzz Kills

Challenge is good. Keeping up with the trends. This industry is ever evolving. It’s necessary to continue to education in order to be successful. Guests expect us to be knowledgeable and anticipate their needs.  

Tipsy Tips

I also like to stay in touch with our guests and send out invitations to return.

 

 

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About Jen Russo

I write lifestyle and food columns for MauiTime, love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.