— KATHLEEN RODDY —
Bartender of the Month
Meet Kathleen “KC” Roddy, Gosling's Bartender of the Month for December. KC has been tending bar for twelve years, and has spent ten of those working at the Cambridge Common in Cambridge, MA. A native of Fairfax, VA, KC graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, then earned a graduate degree in Agricultural Design from a program in Cambridge that was affiliated with Harvard at the time, but now has merged with the Boston Architectural College in Boston.
KC loves the opportunity that her job gives her to meet and talk with people from all types of different backgrounds. “A lot of our regular customers at the Cambridge Common work and teach at the local universities, and have vast amounts of expertise and knowledge in a wide range of fields. People are fascinating!”
A big Gosling's Rum fan, KC appreciates Gosling's Black Seal Rum for its delicious flavor and for the fact that it is so reasonably priced, an important factor in a town packed with university students – Lesley University, Harvard University, and MIT are all located just steps away from the Common! KC's favorite Gosling's cocktail is the Dark 'n Stormy®, but she also likes mixing Black Seal “with Fresca, or some grapefruit-y bubbly beverage, and some orange zest.”
When she's not working behind the bustling bar at the Common, KC runs her own small landscape design company. Any free time left over is spent tending to her own garden at her home in Somerville, MA. “It's pretty tiny, but a super-sunny spot, so we get tons of food and fresh herbs for cooking, something I also love to do. We even still have some salad greens and annual herbs growing now -- in late November!”
The next time you're in Cambridge, take a walk down Mass Ave and visit KC at the Cambridge Common, a welcoming neighborhood bar located in the heart of one of the world's most famous academic and intellectual centers.
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