Above: Claire Smith-Warner, Head of Spirit Creation & Mixology, Belvedere Vodka with Stuart Ekins, her mentor and co-conspirator

For those of you who couldn’t make it along to the preview of the Leading Ladies of Drinks – Part One, here are Johnnie Pakington’s excellent portraits of the women rocking the scene in London.

There are many more we’d like to capture on film and we’ll make it our mission to do so before the exhibition opens to the public and the photographs are auctioned off during London Cocktail Week (5th-11th October). All proceeds will be going to The Haven Breast Support Centre, in association with Speed Rack UK, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Husbands/lovers/brands – you have been warned, we’re expecting you to dig deep!
We’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, for the lowdown on the preview and the inspiration behind the exhibition, see here.

Monica Berg, Drinks consultant
Alex Irving-Smyth, PR Director, Bacchus
Meimi Sanchez, Havana Club Global Ambassador
Rebekkah Dooley, Freelance Marketing/PR
Andrea Montague, Diageo UK Whisky Ambassador
Esther Medina Cuesta, Drinks consultant
The Drink Up London Ladies, from left to right: Emma Murphy, Hannah Sharman-Cox, Siobhan Payne
Rebecca Seal, food and drinks broadcaster/journalist
Shervene Shahbazkhani, Bacardí Northern Europe Rum Ambassador
Herchelle Perez Terrado, Spirits Buyer, Waitrose
Leanne Davidson, Brand Manager, Mangrove
Metinee Kongsrivilai, Bacardí UK Brand Ambassador
Amanda Humphrey, Mixxit Trainer
Sarah Mitchell, Front of House Guru, Adventure Bar
Melissa Cole, Beer writer/sommALEier
Camille Vidal, St. Germain Global Brand Ambassador
Georgie Bell, Luxury Malts Ambassador – Mortlach
Maya Weier, Spirits Specialist, Distillnation
Stefanie Holt, Whisk(e)y Ambassador, Speciality Brands
Clotilde Lataille, Bartender, Hawksmoor Spitalfields
Jenny Gardener, Managing Director, Sip Or Mix
Metinee & Shervene

 

With special thanks to Cointreau Master Distiller Bernadette Langlais and the team at Cointreau

Bernadette Langlais with the orange peels that give Cointreau its distinctive character

 

 

 

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