Meet the Girls
Next to the floor was tattoos and attitude. Dressed in vintage pink and a smile to crush any resistance Ash took command of the floor with determination and confidence.
Her 15 Fronwen cocktail name was based on the nostalgia having related to the Rhuby history and connection to child hood memories. No 15 was her Grans address in Wales and she based her cocktail on the three things she had loved. She loved Malibu, the fragrance Anais Anais (which I am old enough to remember) and omelets. Ash’s endearing story had us all intrigued and her cocktail managed to contain all those lovely memories where she had learnt to walk, spent sunny happy days and where she held a lot of memories.
Her line of the night was her response to the judges when being questioned about the ounce vs. milliliter taken she operates in the UK. Oh well – It is more in an ounce than it is in a milliliter.
Her classic was a dark and stormy where she used Ginger Ale not to drown the Rhuby flavor in too much of a heavy ginger hit.
The last signature cocktail was Mon Petit Salut, containing Absinthe and tasting super smooth and balanced.
The more we saw the more we started having a dilemma. The competition standards were raised to a bar not previously envisaged. The creativity and the skill set reached far beyond than many thought Rhuby could go. The girls had made fantastic concoctions, thought it all through and were so capable to present and take the questioning.
1.5 oz Rhuby
1.5 oz Koko Kanu
0.25 oz Aperol
4 dashes Peychauds Bitters
1 egg white
Add all ingredients to shaker, wet shake then fine strain and finish with a hard dry shake. Pour gently into chilled coupe and garnish with rhubarb and grapefruit spray.