Sabrina Minks

Danielle Motor

Originally from New Orleans, Danielle moved to New York City at the age of eighteen. She

forged a community working as a baker, and eventually a bar tender at some of New York's most

esteemed establishments. She moved to Los Angeles nineteen years ago, contributed to the cocktail

programs at the Hungry Cat for ten years, curated the beverage program at Petit Trois and was hired to establish her own events and cocktail

program in the lobby at the Chateau Marmont Hotel. Danielle departed her role at Chateau to be part of the opening of the NoMad hotels mezzanine bar in DTLA. Prior to joining forces with Sabrina and launching Sunset Boulevardier, Danielle owned and operated her own bespoke cocktail service Big Shot Motor

Co. for ten years. She currently works in marketing and as an events producer and beverage consultant with Sunset Boulevardier. She is co-writing a cocktail book, and teaches bass lessons locally.

A veteran in the hospitality and spirits industry, Sabrina curated the cocktail menu at the Chateau Marmont, bartended at The James Beard Award winning Nomad Hotel, Covell Wine Bar and Delilah’s Whisk(e)y bar. She has also worked as a whisk(e)y educator with Teeling Whiskey and the Bacardi portfolio. Sabrina now runs her own business, Sunset Boulevardier, where she is a consulting hospitality and cocktail strategy partner with Proper Hospitality Group, contributing to cocktail and educational programming at Santa Monica Proper Hotel, DTLA Proper Hotel, Avalon Hotel, Chi Chis and Melvyn's. She creates corporate cocktail, whisk(e)y and tequila kits, and runs elevated events and activations as cocktail vendor, partnering with premier events production companies globally. She is also partnered with ultra luxury artisanal tequila Tequila Komos and is a sommelier with an organic, biodynamic wine being released next year partnered with Dita Von Teese and a team of all female winemakers, investors, sommeliers and female importer. Sabrina is working on her first book throught Community Literature Initiative and USC, a collection of poetry and cocktail recipes entitled 'For Your Happiest Hours'.

Danielle Motor

 

Danielle is a beverage consultant and spirits educator with twenty years of experience. She has contributed to programming and led categorical spirits trainings at Los Angeles institutions including the Chateau Marmont, The Hungry Cat and Proper Hospitality. Throughout her time working the spirits industry she has led classes for teams and individuals. In addition to her passion for spirits and hospitality, Danielle is an artist liaison for events tech start up D8E, works with Sweet Gwendoline French Gin, Free Spirits Non Abv spirit and along with Sabrina partnered as Sunset Boulevardier has a biodynamic female owned and driven wine launching in 2023. Danielle additionally plays and teaches bass in Los Angeles. 

Danielle Motor