Messenger Aspen’s Bartender of the Week: Georgia G

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Watch out Aspen, we’ve found ourselves a wild one! This Roaring Fork native badass bartendress is a one of a kind gem of a human. Georgia G mixes, shakes, and stirs it all- drinks, jokes, stories, and good ol’ fashion banter. She’s a pino-loving, No Name-raised, local leg who can be found holding the fort down at Grey Lady on the weekends. If you haven’t had the pleasure of already meeting Georgia G, here’s your cordially invitation for a good time.

MA: What’s your astrological sign?
GG:  Big ol’ Sag

MA: Where were you born?
GG:   Glenwood Springs

MA: How long have you been working at Grey Lady?
GG:  4 months at Grey Lady, but Aspen for the last 6 years

MA: What’s your drink of choice?
GG:  PG Bombs, A.K.A. GG Bombs

MA: Do you have a hobby?
GG:  My godfather has a ranch down valley and I like to harvest potatoes and grow sunflowers

MA: Who was your celebrity crush in high school?
GG:  Leonardo Dicaprio

MA: What’s an interesting fact about you?
GG:  I grew up in No Name, Colorado

MA: What is your biggest pet peeve?
GG:  When people ask a question with one word. For example: Bathroom? Water?

MA: What’s your favorite pastime?
GG:  Hiking 14ers with my father

MA: If you were a wild animal, what would you be?
GG:   A Minx

MA:  If you were on a deserted island, what one thing would you want with you?
GG:   I would say a bottle of PG (pino grigio) but that wouldn’t last. So I would bring Scotty G and hopefully he would find some grapes for me.

MA:  Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
GG:  John P Kelly, my adopted godfather

MA: What is your favorite sport to watch?
GG:   Rugby- Go Blacks!

MA: What is your favorite TV show?
GG:   It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, because I’m freakin’ Sweet D

MA:  Describe yourself in one word?
GG:   I think ‘eccentric’ but Scotty says ‘explosion’

MA: What’s your most memorable moment behind the bar?
GG:   Probably would have to be serving Susan Sarandon, she is one of the most amazing ladies I’ve ever met.

MA: What’s your most interesting booze fact?
GG:  My first bartending job was at a place called Silver Queen, named after one of the biggest silver nuggets found in Aspen which was then sent to Chicago. At Silver Queen we made a drink called the ‘world’s fair’ which no one knew was named after THE largest silver nugget ever found in Aspen. It’s fire, come to the Grey Lady and I’ll make it for you.

MA: Why do you like living in Aspen?
GG:   Cause my family, my heart, and my soul are in the roaring fork valley. It’s the f*ckin’ Garden of Eden.

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Ahhhmen sista! If you’re trying to figure a nice patio to sit on, a well made drink, and good service  this weekend you can find the lovely Georgia G at the Grey Lady Saturday and Sunday evenings. Just be careful not to bark questions at her 😉

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