Bartender of the Week: Alexa Jo

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Hey y’all we’re back with your bartender of the week! This week we made our way over to one of the most colorful and historical buildings in Aspen: The Red Onion. This bar, while being a favorite local saloon is also one of the oldest bars in town. I know what you’re thinking – “they all say that”- but this one ACTUALLY has bullet holes from the cowboy shootouts in the 1800’s (queue tumbleweed rolling across dirt road). The bar was named during the silver boom of the 19th century, ‘The Red Onion’ means something unusual or unordinary; much like our local bartender of the week! Buckle up because today we’re introducing you to the blue eyed, sarcastic and sassy Italian Alexa Jo! Born and raised in the valley, Alexa has more stories about this town then you can imagine. When she’s not skiing laps or hiking the bowl, you’ll find her slanging pitchers, jame-o and shot skis behind the bar!

MA: Astrological sign?
AJ:  Capricorn–(she celebrated her recent birthday by popping bottles of Veuve at cloud nine-don’t worry she didn’t have to take the cat down, she’s seasoned in the art of cloud nine…like a boss lady)

MA: Birth place?
AJ: Aspen, CO baby!

MA:How long have you been working at Red Onion?
AJ: 4 years!

MA: What do you want to be when you grow up?
AJ: A forensic psychologist

MA:What’s your drink of choice?
AJ: Dipsy Doodle, if you don’t know what that is (MA: who does?) you’ll just have to come in and ask me

MA:Do you have a collection or hobby?
AJ: Painting & traveling..

MA: Where’s your next stop?
AJ: Just booked a one way ticket to Copenhagen at the end of the season.

MA:Who was your celebrity crush on in high school?
AJ: Adam Levine.. He still is.

MA:How many people can you name at the bar right now?
AJ: 7

MA:How many have you slept with?
AJ: At least 1

MA:How many would you sleep with?
AJ: Probably two…including you
MA: *blushes*

MA:What’s an interesting fact about you?
AJ: She started skiing at 18 months and hasn’t stopped since.

MA: What is your absolute biggest pet peeve?
AJ: People being show-offs, especially at this bar.. ain’t nobody got time for that.

MA:  What’s your favorite pastime?
AJ: Riding horses

MA:  If you were a wild animal, what would you be?
AJ: A.. Parrot?

MA:  If you were on a deserted island, what’s one thing would you want with you?
AJ: I would not be able to live without music.

MA:  Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
AJ: My dad, Joe who you can often find sippin’ a 90 schillings at the bar hanging w/ me

MA:  What is your favorite sport to watch?

MA: What is your favorite TV show?
AJ: Friends!

MA:  Describe yourself in one word:
AJ: Adventurous

MA: What’s your most embarrassing/memorable moment behind the bar?
AJ:  On a big night of Sunday football all the TV’s behind the bar stopped working.. it was my second day bartending. Chaos ensued..

MA:  What’s your most interesting booze fact?
AJ: It gets you drunk?

MA: Siblings?
AJ: One older sister, her best friend.

MA: Favorite Mountain?
AJ: Aspen

MA: What keeps you in Aspen?
AJ: Snow, family and friends for now 🙂

MA: What’s your favorite pick-up line?
AJ: Are you a light switch?
MA: No, why?
AJ: Cause you’ve been turning me on all day

MA: What’s your all time favorite halloween costume?
AJ: This year I was olaf.. In Las Vegas.
MA: (takes out phone and googles olaf)

Find this lovely burst of energy at The Red Onion Wednesday and Friday-days! Ask for a Dipsy Doodle and do her a favor and try not to show off-you won’t be disappointed.


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