About Time: You Raised a Glass to International Women’s Day 2019By Angelica Malin
Looking to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019? Why not try one of the six limited edition #balanceforbetter cocktails celebrating International Women’s day and inspired by the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Emmeline Pankhurst. Read on:
International Women’s Day 2019: The Cocktails
The serves are created by six of the UK’s leading female drinks experts and bartenders and available across some of the capital’s most renowned bars for one week only from March 4th. Cressida Lawlor of London Cocktail Club Goodge Street serves the Alexandria cocktail – inspired by activist and congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the team has blended pimento, lilt and fresh lime before lengthening with prosecco to create an effervescent drink with fresh and spicy notes that perfectly complement Patrón Tequila. Anna Sebastian of Artesian serves Call Me If You Need To Talk cocktail featuring Grey Goose La Poire, cognac, Peychaud’s Bitters and absinthe.
Hannah Naughton of Blacklock serves Rosie Rivington, which combines Dewar’s 12-year-old whisky with creme de framboise, MARTINI Riserva Speciale Bitter and bay leaf syrup. Margaux Picard of Happiness Forgets serve The Emilie Jolie, a short and strong yet delicate cocktail inspired by two of Margaux’s idols – her older sister, Emilie, and suffragette icon Emmeline Pankhurst. Made with Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Whiskey, mezcal, cherry heering, absinthe, rose water and orange zest discard.
Zoë Van Der Grinten at FAM bar serves Sesame Street featuring Grey Goose Vodka, Grey Goose Vanille, tamari sesame syrup, cold brew coffee, Amaro Montenegro and sesame oil. Nicole Sykes of Satan’s Whiskers in Bethnal Green seves Honey, Honey, which mixes orange blossom, honey and lemon with MARTINI Riserva Speciale Ambrato and BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro rum, topped up with soda and lemon.
International Women’s Day 2019: The Summit
The cocktail collection comes as Bacardi Global announces its wider partnership with the first-ever UK S.H.E Summit this Monday 4th March at Sea Containers London, which will kickstart the week leading up to International Women’s Day. The inaugural one day event entitled Spirit Forward is the first UK edition of the popular US summit and includes a packed programme of talks, panels and discussions tackling some of the most relevant gender and diversity issues of our time.
International Women’s Day 2019: Booking
All ticket sale proceeds will go to charity partner, Dress for Success Greater London, a registered charity that empowers women into the workplace from positions of disadvantage. Tickets for the full-day event are £48 and can be bought via this link.