Bartender of the week- Jordyn Peterson
Name: Jordyn Peterson
Bar: Grey’s Tavern & Preyer Brewing Company
Where are you from? Kings Mountain, N.C.
How long have you been bartending? 2 1/2 years
How did you become a bartender? I was hired as a server at Grey’s when I was 20 then was trained when I turned 21.
What do you enjoy about bartending? The unpredictability of it all and the ability to interact with such different people. I also love the community that the service industry creates.
What’s your favorite drink to make? Margaritas or finding new ways to use spiked seltzers as mixers.
What’s your favorite drink to drink? Margaritas, Feb. 22(National Margarita Day) is my second favorite holiday.
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? A Negroni or an Old Fashion depending on which kind of bitter you prefer.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? One time this guy fell out of his chair early into the night. I guess he took some glass with him when he fell because he had cut the side of his face, and he was bleeding pretty badly. We called the ambulance to get him to check out, and he was so confused as to why he couldn’t stay and keep partying. He wasn’t ready to go home yet, even though he was bleeding profusely from his face.
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? $250