International Women's Day

In support of Fitted For Work

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re showcasing the wonderful work of women in the drinks industry today, and throughout history, in support of Fitted For Work, a not-for-profit dedicated to helping women experiencing disadvantage to overcome barriers to secure and maintain employment. 
We're championing the Hanky Panky, invented by Ada Coleman circa. 1910, which is one of our favourite bottled cocktails, available for purchase until March 31st.
The Everleigh Bottling Co. is donating $1 for every Hanky Panky & and $2 for every Hanky Panky Two of a Kind set purchased donated to Fitted For Work.

What are our favourite cocktails invented by women bartenders?

Glad you asked, here's a whistle-stop tour of our favourites:

Hanky Panky

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.


Old Cuban

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

Co-owner of the Made in the Shade group, Zara originally hails from London where she studied theatre and worked on experiential events for Future Cinema and the Experimental Cocktail Club. The ‘Dark & Hoppy’ was the product of a beer-cocktail series designed in 2015 with fellow Everleigh alumni, Alastair Walker.



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.

African Flower

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.