Bartender of the week- Angel Berber
Name: Angel Berber
Bar: Frida’s Mexican Kitchen
Where are you from? Born in Mexico raised in North Carolina.
How long have you been bartending? More than 10 years.
How did you become a bartender? I started working in a Mexican restaurant, and they always had the same traditional margarita mix. I was looking forward to finding some more fresh recipes and local fruits to make better drinks.
What do you enjoy about bartending? Very passionate for mix drinks and always enjoy how friends, customers like to see a nice presentation and great taste.
What’s your favorite drink to make? La Perfecta, my signature Margarita and any drink that has fresh ingredients.
What’s your favorite drink to drink? Paloma .. aka the Mexican cocktail… also la Flaca as a Margarita because of its 100% agave nectar and its citrus juices.
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? An old fashioned with bitters or any margarita that has fresh ingredients to go down smooth.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? The Flaming Margarita.
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? $200 for some fresh and fancy drink I made!