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Meet Melissa Carroll

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Melissa Carroll was recently hired as head bartender at South Water Kitchen.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as head bartender?

Signature Drink: Cool Cucumber

From Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington, the Cool Cucumber is the perfect summer drink for a hot afternoon or warm evening. The subtle heat from the ginger simple syrup is quickly cooled by the cucumber and refreshed with a hint of citrus.

INGREDIENTS
— 4 slices of cucumber
— 1 lemon wedge
— 1.25 oz. Yazi ginger-flavored vodka
— 1 oz. ginger-infused simple syrup
— 3 oz. soda water
— 4 sprigs of candied ginger (optional)

What's on Tap for the Drink Menus of Area Events?

Retro Mad-Men-Inspired affairs are on the way out. Modern, swanky, dressing-up-and-wearing-heels private cocktail parties are in. Ginger beer is cool, and the classics aren’t going anywhere. That’s the word from regional bar catering companies.

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