One of Las Terrazas Resort’s many amenities is the renowned O Restaurant and Rooftop Sky Lounge. Locals and guests to the island crave O Restaurant’s fresh and flavorful fusion of Caribbean and Central American cuisine with a Belizean flair. Equally as memorable are the staff, who you will see pop up on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Today we'd love to introduce you to Bernie, one of Las Terrazas Resort’s fabulous bartenders!
Born in North Belize with grandparents from the Yucatan and Honduras and parents with Nicaraguan roots, Bernie does more than just mix drinks. She is a fabulous cocktail herself! As a young woman with a sense of adventure, she came to Ambergris Caye in search of something more. To make ends meet, she took a position as a cocktail waitress and quickly developed a passion for mixology. To Bernie, bartending is more than just serving a drink. The colors, flavors, and skill needed to blend the perfect cocktail is a work of art and requires a certain level of expertise. Armed with this passion and knowledge, Bernie started working at Las Terrazas Resort’s O Restaurant approximately five years ago.
When asked about what she loves about working for O Restaurant, Bernie says that bartending is more than a job - it's her passion! She enjoys meeting the guests who choose to spend their vacation days at our beautiful Ambergris Caye hotel. She loves the challenge to create drinks that are special to them and their time in Belize. The feeling is mutual. Guests appreciate Bernie because she is both fun and professional. In fact, a TripAdvisor search of "Las Terrazas Resort" and "Bernie" proves she is known for her attention and service. Bernie is frequently described by reviewers as “awesome”, “the best”, and “attentive.” She is known for finding that perfect balance of accommodating and engaging guests, without being a bother. Above all, she loves her customers strives to ensure their needs are met and their time at O Restaurant and Las Terrazas Resort is a fantastic one.
As if this isn’t convincing enough, Bernie has shared one of her special creations for you to make at home. Her recipe is tried and true; she tastes all of her cocktails and creations and would never serve something that she wouldn’t drink herself. Make yourself a drink and then schedule your next vacation to our Belize Resort. Bernie and the rest of the fabulous O Team can’t wait to welcome you home to Las Terrazas Resort.
(named after and in honor of Bernie’s family!)
- 1 oz Coconut Rum
- 1 oz White Rum
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 oz Coconut Cream
- Splash of Coconut Water
- Drizzle of Blue Curacao
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