Bartender Buddha: Meet Those Shaking Up The Connecticut Cocktail Scene
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Sarah Dowd, Union Street Tavern
Sarah Dowd started working at Union Street Tavern seven years ago. After some bartenders left, she decided to give bartending a try about three years ago.
Q: This seems like a local favorite. What's the vibe like here?
A: It's kind of a towny bar, but because we're so close to hotels and also businesses on Day Hill Road and Addison Road, you come in and think it's going to be a local gathering place. But we get a lot of different people from a lot of different places.
Q: What is your favorite ingredient to work with?
A: I just like trying new things. Whenever we get in a new brand I love to experiment with it. We just got Blue Chair Bay rum, Kenny Chesney's rum. Right away we were experimenting with rum runners and other drinks.
Q: What is your favorite drink on this menu?
A: I really like the caramel macchiatotini. Also the flirtini: It's fruity but not too sweet. It's almost dangerous it goes down so smooth.