James Duncan, Blueberry Hill Bartender, Mixes...The Black Nasty!

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Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is the conclusion of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Blueberry Hill bartender James Duncan. Part one, featuring a Q&A, is viewable here.

James Duncan graciously volunteered to come in to work at Blueberry Hill on his day off to shake up a Black Nasty, a deadly drink of his own invention.

The fixings for bartender James Duncan's Black Nasty cocktail, in repose on Blueberry Hill's bar. - ALISSA NELSON
  • Alissa Nelson
  • The fixings for bartender James Duncan's Black Nasty cocktail, in repose on Blueberry Hill's bar.

He positions the bottles at the bar meticulously, asking if he's doing all right. A group watches from the other side of the bar, whispering and nudging one another.

Only after a friend walks past nonchalantly, shirtless, does Duncan visibly relax.

Click through for the video...

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