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.

Danielle Motor 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 HungryCat and Proper Hotels. 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 teaches and plays bass in Los Angeles. 

A Los Angeles native, Sabrina began bar tending while attending school in Chicago, training with

mixologist Freddie Sarkis and working at establishments across the Windy City. Upon returning

to LA, Sabrina curated one of two ongoing cocktail programs on the Chateau Marmont Hotel

property, training with Luis Simoes on low ABV cocktail execution. Sabrina left the Chateau to

join the opening team of NoMad Hotel in DTLA, training with Leo Robitchek. In 2017 Sabrina

and Danielle launched Sunset Boulevardier and Sabrina began working as a whiskey educator

with Teeling Whiskey and the Bacardi portfolio. Sabrina currently works full time with Sunset Boulevardier teaching classes, consulting on cocktail programming, executing brand activations and developing cocktail kits. She is a published writer and will be releasing her first book, a collection of poetry and cocktail recipes this June.

Danielle Motor