Meet the Girls
To finish the game we had the largest of life characters in Bella or indeed Isabella Newman. Dressed the part she arrives in shocking pink tie and with a hair needing no introductions.
Bella was inspired by the organic and natural heritage of Rhuby and wanted to create something fresh, vegetable like and without anything artificial.
The classic was a Negroni where she made a swop with the Campari to Rhuby. She placed the twist and the surprise element into the serve which was on the rocks into a glass. The result was sweeter and ‘flirtier’ where the ice allowed the drink to be sipped with a forever changing personality and taste.
Her staple cocktail of the evening was created in a hand-painted (by Bella) tea pot and served in a large jug like glass. The name was a Bella Rouge containing amongst other things Gin, Amaretto and vanilla vodka.
Her happy and larger than life approach was a feast for the eye and ear and with numerous jokes and a dynamic character she could truly ‘hold court’ for the judges.
Her cocktail Autumnus:
37.5 ml Rhuby
5ml Fernet Branca
5 ml Cherry Marnier
15 ml dark agave nectar
25 ml Lemon Juice
2 drops of Fee brothers Rhubarb Bitters
Pour into pre-chilled martini cup and garnish with 2 dried Lavender sprigs.