Who | Montana Donato
Where | Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Current Bar | Irv’s Pub
Past Bar(s) | Penn Hotel & Sports Bar, Hershey Italian Lodge, Houlihan’s
Favourite Spirit | Jameson
Favourite Juice | Lemon
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating new cocktails and socializing.
Favourite After Work Drink | Always craving a cold beer! Cheers!
Favourite at Home Drink | Margarita
Favourite bar in the world | While there are many, I’d have to say The Trailer Bar in Surf City, NC or Howl at the Moon in Baltimore!
Best known for | This is a tough one. I have always been told I make pretty drinks, and I make a Manhattan just right.
Best story from behind the wood | At a bar I worked at previously, I made lifelong friends with a group of old men who would come in to watch football games every Sunday. I have met a semi-celebrity or two in my day, I have a ton of stories of crazy drunk people, and amazing, aaaaand not-so-amazing tip stories… But these guys, they still text me to go back to this bar to see them. It’s the friendships, their stories and wisdom, I’ll never forget them.
What do you collect? Shot glasses from around the world
Favourite thing about your city? Hershey is definitely a tourist town, famous for, of course, chocolate. We have a strong restaurant industry. Everyone knows each other, it’s like a family gathering at the local bars after work.
What was the last photo that you took? The Gin and Juice cocktail from Irv’s
Where was your last vacation? Ocean City, MD
Any claims to fame? Shaq once gave me a t-shirt!
Red or White? Red
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier
London or Paris? Paris
Glass or Tin? Tin