Friends With Benefits: Asa Eubanks at Lucky Day

Are you a lover of tequila or mezcal? Do you want to come to be a lover of tequila or mezcal? Then we implore you to get in excess of to the new Fortunate Day Mezcal & Tequila Household in the famed Fremont Avenue East district downtown—and the person you are likely to want to see is bar manager Asa Eubanks.

Rising up in a compact city in Texas, Eubanks moved to Las Vegas when he was 19 a long time outdated and entered the food stuff and beverage market on the Strip, setting up out as a busser for PBR Rock Bar & Grill at Miracle Mile Shops. He slowly worked his way up the ladder, from busser, food stuff runner and server to barback and bartender, finally transferring into his very first administration place at now-shuttered sizzling location Casa Del Matador in Downtown Summerlin, acknowledged for its massive tequila range.

“When I was functioning at Matador, it was my very first 7 days taking care of, and this person requested about a tequila that I did not know, and he made fun of me for not recognizing. I vowed suitable then that in no way once more am I at any time likely to be stumped about tequila,” Eubanks suggests. “I took that instant and turned it all around to understand.”

Currently, immediately after a long time of researching almost everything about the two spirits, Eubanks would phone himself a tequila and mezcal pro in actuality, a single of his preferred sections of the position is training and conversing with guests about the spirits.

And Fortunate Day has come to be the sizzling location to practical experience the magic of tequila and mezcal. “Lucky Day is like walking into a mystery, you just can’t definitely judge it from the outside the house,” Eubanks suggests. “But when you walk into this put, you feel like you are walking into Mexico—like a mystery lounge. Anything about this put is one of a kind, even our cocktails.” And individuals cocktails? Thank Eubanks—he designed all the recipes on the menu. “It will usually be tequila and mezcal for me, creating the drinks, building the flavors, remaining innovative.”

Chica Blanca

Fortunate Day presents a lot more than two hundred different brands of tequilas and mezcals, which include gems like G4 reposado tequila, Dos Artes additional añejo tequila, Rey Campero mezcal and Mezcales de Leyenda. Even though guests are encouraged to try a single of the numerous flights made available to get a range of flavor activities, the sizzling spot’s specialty cocktail list is a wonderful way to practical experience the spirits, too. One of Eubanks’ faves is the floral-tasting Chica Blanca, a mix of tequila, crème de violette, elderflower liqueur, egg whites, clean-squeezed lemon juice and lavender syrup.


Purchase the A Stroll By means of Mexico flight with tequila blanco, tequila additional añejo and mezcal.

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