Here is a little sweet & heat to beat a Texas Summer.

Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur plays wonderfully with spice and chilis.  Add a little tequila and lime, and you’ll be well on your way to doing a little spin move.

Spin Move by Amanda Carto

Spin Move

Spin Move

By Amanda Carto


  • 1 1/2 oz. Blanco Tequila (Espolon)
  • 3/4 oz. Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Ancho Reyes
  • Smoked paprika (for garnish)


  1. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Double strain into a Martini glass and garnish with a sprinkle of Smoked Paprika.

Meet Amanda Carto

CHILLED 100 Member, Austin

Carto got her start in hospitality over ten years ago, stepping foot behind the bar in Pittsburgh in 2013.  She moved to Austin in 2015 to get outside of her comfort zone, gain new experiences, and expand her career. She worked with the Cocktail Apprenticeship Program (C.A.P.) in 2015 and 2016 and served as a San Antonio Cocktail Conference Volunteer Manager in 2016 and 2017.

Carto joined Nickel City in 2018, where she is currently the Bar Manager. Under her leadership the bar has received numerous accolades including Esquire’s Best New Bar of The Year 2019, Bar & Nightclub Show Neighborhood Bar of the Year 2020, and the Spirited Awards Top 4 Best American Bar Team & Best American High-Volume Bar 2019.

When she is not behind the bar, she is usually thinking about pierogi or spending quality time with her partner and their dog.

Venmo & Instagram: @Amanda Carto

Amanda Carto - Chilled 100 Member, Austin

Amanda Carto – Chilled 100 Member, Austin