Her name: Liz Kramsky
Her city: Las Vegas
Her gig: Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan
Her trade: Bartender
IndiCard: Where'd you get your start in the industry?
Liz Kramsky: I started as a barback at a restaurant in NYC, cutting fruit and hauling buckets of ice up from the basement. The barback had to handle the service well there...I completely winged it. I remember making a cosmo with pineapple juice and convincing people that was our "house recipe." If I didn't know how to make a shot the bartenders there would tell me "when in doubt just make it red." I learned a lot there!
IC: You work in a popular hotel bar so there has to be plenty of good stories. Share one with us?
LK: I’ve definitely seen my fair share of interesting things at the bar! I think my favorite was when the sexy sax man came in shirtless on Valentine's Day a few years ago and serenaded one of our cocktail servers. Never a dull moment! I also love watching guys try to hit on girls. It's always the most awkward thing ever as a bartender to constantly watch men try to make conversation with girls who aren't interested. You definitely learn a lot about human nature as a bartender.
IC: When you have a night off or you're thirsty after a shift, where are you headed?
LK: After work everyone usually goes to Tommy Rocker's or if I'm drinking closer to home I'll go to Sporting Life on Jones, they have the best wings. On my nights off I love Jjanga Sushi for all you can eat and also Public House in downtown Summerlin.
IC: Lake Mead or Lee Canyon?
LK: Lee Canyon. Season pass!
IC: What's the must have drink made by Miss Liz?
LK: My bar is known for its unique specialty cocktails so I love showing them to friends and introducing them to new flavors and ingredients. I don’t have a personal favorite drink to make, I love all drinks equally so I usually try to find out what people's likes and dislikes are before making them something special. I do hate making margaritas for some reason though, even though i love drinking them!