Saturday, April 12th, 2014 | posted by Sabrina
Certified Detroiter (10 years and counting) and musical songstress Loretta is next up in the hot seat. You may have been to one of her many shows around town or been served up a cocktail in our tasting room crafted by her hand. Either way, she’s a veteran bartender and we’re lucky to have here at Two James.
After living in varying neighborhoods-Corktown, Woodbridge, she currently hails from Southwest Detroit. The culture of the city moves her, but the people of Detroit are what claim the forefront of her heart. Loretta will be the first to attest to the freedom Detroit allows you to have-both socially and professionally.
She came to us through a tip from friends and by word of mouth. Aside from getting to pal around with all of us, if you ask her, she will attest that she really DOES love working at Two James. Craft cocktails are more challenging and rewarding for her to create due to creativity and skill they require. Loretta also grooves on feeling like she’s part of something that is doing good for the city. It also doesn’t hurt that Two James is in the heart of her favorite neighborhood-in the middle of a community she already belongs to.
When she’s not at work, she can be found flitting about town socializing and dancing, enjoying soirees on Belle Isle, or finishing a good book. She also may or may not be a secret aerobics fan-only in the safety of her living room, of course. If she’s on the opposite side of our bar, you’ll usually find Old Cockney Gin in her cup. Loretta professes that our gin is the very best she’s ever had and she adores mixing it up in a cocktail with some of our McClarey Brothers shrub. The bourbon is solid in it’s own right, but she always circles back to the gin. So, come by sometime and let Loretta fix you right up. Ask her about what shes loves (hint: it’s America’s favorite food) and if you’re brave what she hates (be careful it isn’t you!). And if you need a new drink to fall in love with, or inspiration for your night on the town-she’s got you covered.