Behind the Bar: Samantha Hickman of Windsor

Name: Samantha Hickman

Title: Bartender

Instagram: @angst.and.amaros666

Find me mixing drinks at Windsor

Favorite drink to make: The Aviation, a classic cocktail from the early 1900s using gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, lemon juice and Creme De Violette.

I’d most like to mix a drink for Ernest Hemingway, and I’d like to hear his opinion on my take of the classic Hemingway Daiquiri.

If I could have one superpower behind the bar, it’d be three extendable arms so I could pour beer, shake cocktails, and clear glassware from the other side of the bar all at once.

If I were a flavor I’d be black cherry.

My biggest bartending fail: Early on in my bartending career, I once made a Manhattan for a guest with only bourbon and bitters, no vermouth. Whoops!

My top drink and food recommendation to guests: A rye old fashioned and a bacon burger with caramelized onions. They pair so well it’s out of this world.

When I’m not working, I enjoy sipping Jameson, neat.

My favorite place in town for drinks is Shady’s Fine Ales and Cocktails. They have super talented mixologists and a killer jukebox.

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