Who | Shannon Michelle
Where | Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Current Bar | Sidecar
Past Bar(s) | The Loft, Mojo No. 4
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Blood Orange
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Mexican Firing Squad
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating an enjoyable experience for people and offering an environment for them that exudes creativity and hospitality. I love the look on someone’s face when they find their new favorite cocktail or spirit.
Favourite After Work Drink | An ice cold Heineken 0.0
Favourite at Home Drink | Topo Chico
Favourite bar in the world | The Double Crown (Asheville, NC)
Best known for | Whipping up an incredible Gin Fizz with staggering height in no time flat.
Favourite “at work” memory | I have witnessed multiple people meet the loves of their lives here, go off and get married, and sometimes they even have their receptions here. I have celebrated anniversaries and birthdays here, congratulated graduates and killer job interviews here. That fact that I can be a part of other people’s happiness and they choose to come in to my bar and celebrate those happy moments with me makes it all worth it.
What do you collect? I love to collect thrift store art and I am a bit of a coffee mug hoarder.
Favourite thing about your city? The community. For being such a large city, everyone is so tight night.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of my dog, Drake 🐶
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? I would love to travel to Sicily and gain a deeper understanding of my family’s roots.
Any claims to fame? Currently I am running marketing for Mover & Shaker as well as helping to refine project releases, photo content for our website and Instagram and shipping all orders out to all of our wonderful bartending friends. I am a Camp Runamok Almuni (Fall 18 camper, Spring 19 counselor) and will be returning to Camp again once everything is safe as a Head Counselor. Last year, I helped run our Pin Pals event at Portland Cocktail week with Campari and Mover & Shaker and I have also been apart of the Portland Cocktail Week Distance Learning education series with my partner speaking on Photography & Social Media tips. Most recently I was a top 10 finalist for the Daviess County Bourbon competition and got to share my cocktail over their Instagram story. I love competing, and in the past I have been chosen to be apart of Speed Rack (Southeast 16) and have also won a few major competitions locally.
Prosecco or Cava? Always Cava!
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple