International Women's Day
What are our favourite cocktails invented by women bartenders?
Glad you asked, here's a whistle-stop tour of our favourites:
gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet-Branca
Ada Coleman, American Bar at The Savoy, London, circa 1910
Ada Coleman was Head Bartender of the prestigious American Bar at London’s Savoy Hotel, from 1903 until 1925. Her drink, the Hanky Panky, is an enduring classic, and can now be ordered at cocktail bars almost anywhere in the world.
aged rum, lime, mint, Angostura bitters, sparkling wine
Audrey Saunders, The Tonic, New York, 2001
Audrey Saunders is responsible for some of The Everleigh's favourite cocktails - French Pearl, Gin-Gin Mule, Little Italy - and is the owner of Pegu Club, arguably one of the most influential cocktail bars of the past 20 years.
Dark & Hoppy
Gosling’s rum, ginger, lime, IPA
Zara Madrusan, The Everleigh, Melbourne, 2016
Tequila, Campari, grapefruit, lime
Katie Stipe, Flatiron Lounge, New York, 2006
Katie Stipe was an integral player in the New York cocktail revival of the early 2000s, working first at Julie Reiner and Susan Fedroff’s iconic Flatiron Lounge, as well as Prime Meats, Grand Army and Long Island Bar, amongst others. She now tends bar in Portland, Oregon.
bourbon, Amaro CioCiaro, chocolate liqueur, orange bitters
Becky McFalls-Schwartz, Little Branch, New York, 2008
Becky McFalls-Schwartz is a Korean-American bartender and writer. She is co-founder of Moga, an NYC bar celebrating female producers and named for the independent, counter-cultural Japanese women of the early 20th Century.