Meet The Girls
Next up to the bar was Jen from Hotel Du Vin in Brighton.
Showing some nerves, but competently explaining reasons behind all the ingredients in her RHUBY creation, Rhude Awakening. Well presented and garnished with a lemon twist and whole star anise, Jen explained how her cocktail would feature on the Hotel Du Vin menu, with all proceeds being passed on to Breast Cancer Awareness charities.
Jen then pulled White Lady out of the tin as her classic to give a RHUBY twist. Using equal parts gin and RHUBY, with lemon juice, egg white and a dash of Peychaud’s bitters, Jen gave the classic an interesting RHUBY twist.
For Jen’s final cocktail, the cocktail to represent herself, she made a drink based on her favourite things. A twist on a Sidecar, Jen explained her love for the ingredients and recalled fond memories around the cognac, marmalade, chocolate and absinthe flavours in her Side Swipe cocktail.
25ml PLYMOUTH GIN
2 BARSPOONS PINK PEPPERCORNS
20ml LEMON JUICE
5ml SUGAR SYRUP
1 WHOLE STAR ANISE
Muddle peppercorns in boston glass then add the other ingredients and shake. Fine strain into a chilled coupette and garnish with a lemon twist and whole star anise