Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Not your usual mixologists

Jennifer Bryan and Jim Wilson will be among celebrity bartenders at Polo Grill and Bar June 7. (Herald file photo)
So, you're  not a real bartender, a customer asks for a Harvey Wallbanger, and you don't have a clue.

What do you do?

"You play it off like you know what you're doing and you ask a real bartender," says Jennifer Bryan.

Bryan, president of the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center auxiliary, will be one of the celebrity bartenders 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch.
Deanna Levengood

Tips the celebrity bartenders receive will go to support auxiliary programs. The auxiliary at any hospital is invaluable. At Lakewood Ranch, members raise funds for scholarships, and have bought flat-screen TVs and recliners for the women's center, among many other contributions.

Is Bryan planning any specialty concoction for Thursday?

"Jen's gin and tonic," she says. Then confesses, "I just made that up."

Other celebrity bartenders include ABC News Anchor Lauren Dorsett, hospital CEO Jim Wilson, hospital development director Deanna Levengood, radiation oncologist Dr. Dwight Fitch,  hospital vice chief of staff Dan Lamar, and foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Brian Rell.

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