5 MINUTES WITH ... TASHA LU
BAZAAR embarks on a cucumber excursion with Hendrick’s Gin’s brand ambassador for Southeast Asia, to discover her creative dispositions. BEST DECISION THIS YEAR ... Moving out of Australia to Singapore as I got to experience different cultures here. The bartending scene in Southeast Asia is very interesting, especially with the recent trend of speakeasies, so I have a lot to observe and learn. SIGNATURE DRINK ... Gin Garden—one of the drinks I came up with Hendrick’s in mind. It is a refreshing mixture of sour and sweet with ingredients like lime, coriander, green apple juice, black pepper, and the unexpected egg white. SIGNATURE SHAKE ... I don’t really have one but bartending has given my arms a more masculine edge. When I first started in this industry, the old shakers were heavy glass bottomed tins, and I had biceps as big as the Hulk’s! COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE ... It has never been an issue for me in this male-dominant industry. Sometimes, it can be a struggle but it’s put down to the individual. If you are strong, independent, and a team player, the guys will pick it up and they will treat you with respect.
Hendrick’s Gin, infused with cucumber and the rare Bulgarian rose
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