Take a splash of sports knowledge. Mix in two shots of friendly repartee. Add in an off-the-chart memory.
Those are Mandi Schenley's secret ingredients to starring behind the bar at Red Fox Inn. She credits knowing her customers -- as well as knowing what they like to imbibe and how they like it fixed -- for helping her win the Showcase Bartender Challenge presented by Bud Light Lime.
Well, that and lobbying on Facebook.
"Obviously, I make a good drink, but in the long run, mixing Captain Morgan and Coke together is not a very hard thing," said Schenley, 25. "I think it's the customer service. I can talk to anybody to about anything, whether I know about it or not. I just have a feel for people."
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