BARTENDER | Mannix Farren, 32
WHERE | Hard Rock Cafe
How does it feel to be an award winning bartender? It was fun. But I have to say I work with a plethora of wonderful bartenders.
What was the competition called and how many other barkeeps did you beat out? Hard Rock Bar Rocker 2014. We have six bartenders there.
How does being Irish give you an edge in being an outstanding bartender? I don't think it does. In my 10 years stateside I've met as many accomplished bartenders as I had in my seven years bartending in Ireland.
Are Irish people born with a high tolerance to alcohol? No. I love that I'm Irish but stereotyping is unnecessary.
What's your drink of choice? Miller Lite.
What time is Miller Time? 8:30 a.m. - 5 a.m.
What do you love most about living in the United States? The weather.
What do you miss most about Ireland? Family and friends.
Are you blessed with the luck o' the Irish? We're all blessed with the luck of the Irish.
Would it be easier to find a four leaf clover in a large field or make a drink in less than 2.5 seconds? Definitely make a drink in 2.5 seconds. I've never found a four-leaf clover.
Would it be easier for you to make a drink in 2.5 seconds or drink the drink and 2.5 seconds? Can I do both? Make it and drink it in five seconds?
- Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge