SLICE OF SOTTO {Bar Director, Brynn}

Born and raised in a small rural town in Washington state alongside little farm animals and a half acre garden, Brynn was around nature and beautiful produce her whole life. As a kid she used to experiment with making natural perfumes and concoctions, which she now realizes was her own form of mixology. Luckily, Brynn has brought her talents to the big city, where she enjoys cooking, bad reality TV and A LOT of Britney Spears... Just to give you an idea, Brynn has seen Britney in concert 14 times "and counting!" She also has a pretty awesome Bartending blog, check it out here

Q: HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INTO MIXOLOGY?

"I got into mixology by responding to a Craigslist ad when I was unemployed that read "Want to learn exciting and new bar techniques and work for a growing restaurant group?". The next thing I knew I was at Rivera with all the best bartenders in the city one being Julian Cox and the rest is history! I really enjoyed the showmanship and fancynessof the way the bar veterans bartended. I had never seen it before!"

Q: WHAT COCKTAIL CREATIONS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

 "I am proud of all my cocktails... it is like saying one of your kids is your favorite! That being said, I do like a nice Tequila aromatic and always love making delicious dessert cocktails"

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST UNDERRATED SPIRIT AT THE SOTTO BAR?

"Definitely Amari. It is a personal goal of mine to teach people how amazing and special amaro can be. I am very inspired by the different flavors in every different amaro, it is endless inspiration. I make it a point to put them in a lot of my cocktails so that I can teach my guests about it and so they can really enjoy and be transported to what Italy tastes and feels like. Well at least that is my goal!"

Q: IF YOU WERE A COCKTAIL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

"If I was a cocktail I would be a Spritz! Something like the Bitter Bubbly on my recent cocktail list... easy going, bubbly, complex, refreshing with a touch of bitterness. Ha!"

Q: WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU WEREN'T BARTENDING?

"If I weren't a bartender I would be so sad! I really like making drinks, hosting people and making sure that they have a great, one of a kind experience that they will remember forever! I would probably still be auditioning and struggling as an actor so I am really lucky that I found my calling. I love that mixology gives me the opportunity to be creative and I am kind of putting on a private show for my guests. I can still be somewhat of a ham!"