The West Australian
PARTY OF FIVE COCKTAIL CREATIONS CELEBRATE WOMEN
With International Women’s Day fast approaching on March 8, the Sneakers & Jeans hospitality group asked five leaders from its five venues to help “celebrate the standing, achievements and skills of inspiring women” in the way they know best — make a cocktail. Sneakers & Jeans boss Andy Freeman tasked the five women “to tell us what it meant to be a woman in hospitality in 2021 and translate this into a cocktail suited to each of their venues”. The Fab Five — Chloe Rigoll from Hadiqa bar; Eliza Rouse, The Flour Factory; Alyssa Gillon, Caballitos; Caitlyn “KD” Adams, Varnish On King and Ava Grandison, Goody Two’s (not pictured) — say “the hospitality industry is changing dramatically with women aspiring to and getting the top jobs”.
“There’s crazy amounts of females in high-level jobs in hospitality, and it’s exciting to see so many women being recognised in this industry,” Caballitos barkeep Gillon told Broadbrush. “I’ve had lots of support from other women in the group pushing me to improve and take on greater responsibility. There’s lots to celebrate about women in this exciting industry.”
Gillon’s International Women’s Day cocktail, a $21 concoction called Peachy Keen is made with tequila, peach shrub, jalapeno-infused maple syrup and angostura.
The Flour Factory bartender Rouse — whose cocktail creation is made with, wait for it . . . suanmeitang tea, fresh plum syrup and yoghurt soju — says “2021 will also see the launch of WOHO (Women in Hospitality), a not-for-profit organisation set up to mentor women’s hospitality careers”.
Each of the five drinks will be pouring at their respective venues from March 8-13 and $2 from each drink will go to the Zonta House Refuge Association, which supports women who have experienced or are at risk of family and domestic violence.