Originally from New Jersey, Amanda Britton has been in the food and beverage industry for over 10 years, spending six of them shaking her way through the Queen City. Moving to Charlotte in late 2011, Amanda fell in love with craft beer as breweries were opening all around. A growing passion led her to work behind the bar of respected craft beer bars & then as a Sales Rep for Artisan Beverage Group. She was able to expand her knowledge of not only craft beer but also cider, sodas, & wine. The desire to expand her understanding of how these liquids were made only pushed her further to explore the world of spirits, vermouth, & bitters.
A car accident in March 2016 put things into perspective, and she went back to what she truly enjoyed doing. Missing the feeling of being behind the stick, Amanda began showing the skills she had been acquiring while whipping up cocktails at home. She created signature cocktails while manager/lead bartender at 204 North in Uptown and consulting with Crowntown Collective, spreading spiritous learning through cocktail development, creative beverage catering, mixology classes, and brand spotlighting. Recently named NCRLA Mixologist of the Year, she loves to utilize lesser-known spirits with familiar flavors to help even the most skeptical drinker go out of their comfort zone.