JORJA DURDEN, MARKETING DIRECTOR, GRIT CO.
I believe GRIT Co. is a successful business because of the foundation GRIT Co. was built on and the employees that make up and believe in our organization. We believe in The Lord and honoring Him in all we do. And we have true leaders, designers, and craftsmen that are passionate about the work they do — all on the same team!
CHEROKEE ROSE MALBEC SANGRIA**
2 Bottles of Cherokee Rose Malbec
1 C Frozen Strawberries, Thawed
1 C Frozen Blackberries, Thawed
1 C Frozen Black Cherries, Thawed
1 C Frozen Blueberries, Thawed
2 C Freshly-Squeezed Orange Juice
1 1/2 C Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
1 1/2 C Spiced or Dark Rum
1 C Triple Sec
1 Large Sprig of Rosemary
In a large jug or bowl, mix all the berries. Muddle with a wooden spoon. Add orange juice, simple syrup, rum, and triple sec. Stir together and muddle a bit more. Add the wine and the sprig of rosemary. Mix well. Refrigerate overnight. Serve in the vessel of your choice and garnish with orange wheels, fresh berries, and/or rosemary sprigs.
**My father-in-law started Cherokee Rose Vineyard in 2015 as a passion-project for our family. With the help of volunteers, we all hand-pick the grapes and transfer them to Bending Branch winery in Comfort where Dr. Bob Young creates, bottles, and sells Cherokee Rose Malbec!
JOI SANDERS, OWNER/CO-MGR/WINE SPECIALIST, RICHTER FAMILY RESTAURANTS
Our businesses at 153 Main Street are becoming more successful and we have finished the set up (building the structure, hiring our central team and creating a basic theme). My ultimate goal is always a moving target. What has helped us move this project forward is being flexible and always coming up with new ideas. Opening the restaurant during the pandemic made us think outside the box most of the time and what we thought it was going to look like when we started isn’t what came to fruition. Having a great partner and team is the best. Every time Guy and I disagreed on a design or plan it made the outcome better. Our team of managers is incredibly creative, hardworking and open to new ideas. Becoming part of the Boerne community is the fun part of my work. Working with our good friends at the Chamber, HCWIB and EDC has made us! Working with other businesses in Boerne has been great and I really feel like the saying “a rising tide raises all boats” is true.
CROSS CHANNEL BLISS
1.5 oz Irish Whiskey
0.5 oz St. Germain
0.5 oz Lemon
0.5 oz Honey
2 Dashes Whiskey Bitters
Shake and pour into coupe glass and garnish with orange zest.
DAINELLE SCOTT, REALTOR, RISE PROPERTY GROUP
The recipe to our success is keeping our models around God, Family and Business - in that order. We serve our clients as if they were part of our family and work every day to leave a legacy everywhere we go. So whether we are doing business with you or not - we treat you with respect, integrity and kindness.
I love Bill Miller's Sweet Tea as a go-to drink.
DARCEE GRIVEL, GM/DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, VINTAGE RECONSTRUCTION INC.
What makes us successful is the “heart beat” that runs through our family-owned business. Our success includes faith and we care about our employees, our customers and our community. We’ve been in business since 1987 and we continue to learn and grow as a company.
I can think of so many good beverages to choose from – probably a really good red wine – a Cabernet or Chianti would be my first choice.
BECKY SURBER, REALTOR, THE SURBER GROUP
After 25 years in the real estate industry, I’m familiar with every aspect of the home buying process and how complex it can be. My team strives to create an immersive experience for every client, guiding them through each step and pulling out all the stops! I am continually blessed with amazing clients who are truly the key to our success.
A refreshing Green Tea with a splash of peach is my go-to drink.
SUSAN JOHNSON, PRESIDENT/PROVIDER, BOERNE VISION CENTER
Together with my husband Michael as the office manager and the lead optician we have grown this family business into two clinics in three years while serving thousands of families in the Texas Hill Country and surrounding communities. I am an optometric glaucoma specialist and therapeutic optometrist and residency-trained in primary eye care with a concentration in ocular disease. Our focus is providing excellent customer service with friendly, highly trained staff and cutting-edge technology to expertly diagnose and treat all of your vison-related needs.
When I order a drink, it is usually a Shirley Temple cocktail.
MICHAL WAECHTER, FOUNDER/CEO, WAECHTER CONSULTING GROUP
We are committed to providing new and established medical practices with customized business development strategies to optimize business performance and grow patient volume. We afford our clients a savings of time, money and resources and allow them to focus on caring for their patients. Throughout the pandemic we were able to be proactive, get creative and maintain momentum. And we helped our clients do the same!
My three favorite beverages are Starbucks French Roast from my Keurig, Diet Coke from a fountain machine and Cinco Vodka with Topo Chico. My three favorite parts of the day!
RACHEL HIGGINBOTHAM, AU.D., ESTES AUDIOLOGY HEARING CENTER
I believe I am successful because I absolutely love what I do. I get excited about helping people hear better with less effort, re-connect with loved ones, and get back to enjoying their lives.
1.5 oz Agavales Tequila
1.5 oz Cointreau
1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
.5-1.5 oz Simple Syrup (based on sweetness preference)
Fill shaker with ice, add ingredients, shake and strain into salt-rimmed martini glass.