Star Hodgson has been exacting classic, creating contemporary and sprucing up traditional cocktail recipes for over 20 years. A founding member and past President of the New Orleans Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG), Star now serves the bartending community as a Chair on the USBG National Charity Foundation Board. She has worked with some of the greatest bartenders, spirits, distributors, private clients, and bar patrons on the planet. Star contributes to several online and print publications, teaches seminars at industry conferences, has served as a judge for many esteemed cocktail competitions, as well as a blind tasting judge for several spirits competitions. In her spare time, Star enjoys bitter Manhattans, science experiments with her two vivacious boys, mystery fiction, karaoke, long road trips, short jogs around the park, and uninterrupted sleep.