Summer 2014 Interview – Jess Michaels

Matter Of Sin

Q1. What is your Name?

Jess Michaels

Q2. Do you represent a business? If yes, what is the name and your role.


Q3. Where are you located in the world?

Tucson, AZ

Q4. What is your favourite Summer drink and why?

I have to say, I’m a Coke Zero Vanilla girl all year long. It’s cold and crisp and after I’m outside in our 108 degree heat, I just want something with flavor and bubbles. And the caffeine helps me write.

Q5. What is the perfect Summer’s day setting to enjoy the drink?

In Tucson, our summers are very hot to the point of unbearable. We jokingly call it winter in our house (because we never went outside when we lived in Illinois and it was 20 below either). So my favorite summer setting is in my office, with a view of my beautiful mountain, in the air conditioning. And in this scenario, I’m probably working.

Q6. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the drink? i.e. Never drink without ice?

Oh, I MUST have my diet coke over ice in a glass. I don’t like drinking from the can.

Q7. Is the presentation of the drink important? i.e. ceremony, type of glass, setting.


Q8. Is there a Summer’s day drink that you feel is underrated? If so, why?

You know one thing we do very well in this environment is a prickly pear lemonade. I think the rest of the country needs to get on the prickly pear bandwagon now that kale is starting to be passe.

Q9. Where can people find out more about you? i.e. shop address, Twitter username, website url

You can find me at

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