After a long career in pub-bartending while pursuing degrees in Art History and Graphic Design, Amanda Elder joined the opening team of cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons in 2012, and subsequently also began bartending at the East Village agave haven, Mayahuel. As former Creative Director at Pouring Ribbons, Amanda was responsible for designing the bar’s initial thematic menus (Route 66, Silk Road, Moody Authors) as well as spearheading Pouring Ribbons 80’s Night, a monthly reimagining of classic drinks from the 1980’s that welcomed a series of guest bartenders. She went on to join the bar teams at both Leyenda in Carroll Gardens, and Donna in Williamsburg. Amanda is currently a member of the spirits team at Skurnik Wines & Spirits in Manhattan where she focuses on spirits and cocktail education, as well as design. Amanda also continues to freelance in hospitality design.

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