Interviews

Drinks with Kendra Kuppin

Drinks with Kendra Kuppin

Kendra and I met up for a coffee just around the corner from her office in Holborn to have a chat about drinks in cans. The sector is growing at quite a speed and Kendra has a real insight how this will be a huge […]

Drinks with Sarah Ben Saoud (Bartender)

Drinks with Sarah Ben Saoud (Bartender)

Where –Hercules, Soho What we drank –Sarah: Pint of Guinness £5.50Hebe: Pina Claro £11 So, once again Hebe has taken forever to type an interview (shock horror) and Sarah has now started a new job as a bartender at Acarcade Food Theatre and works for […]

Drinks with Annabel Thomas (Whisky Distillery Owner)

Drinks with Annabel Thomas (Whisky Distillery Owner)

Where–Charlotte Street Hotel What we drank–Annabel: Fever Tree TonicHebe: Fever Tree Lemonade I was first introduced to Annabel through my husband after he spoke to her about Ncn’ean’s botanical spirit for an article he was writing. He knew how much I would love everything she […]

Drinks with Ruby Fontaine (Cocktail bar owner)

Drinks with Ruby Fontaine (Cocktail bar owner)

Where –Ruby’s bar, Fontaine’s Stoke Newington If you’re a lady hoping to open your own cocktail bar, take your inspiration from Ruby. Her bar, Fontaine’s, is like stepping into another world. Her menu is brimming with classic cocktails and the decor is so sophisticated (I still […]

Drinks with Nicole Sykes (Bartender)

Drinks with Nicole Sykes (Bartender)

Where–Happiness Forgets What we drank–Hebe forgot to write it down… I’ve been receiving more and more recommendations for women I should interview and Nicole was one of them. It was so inspiring to meet another passionate female waitress/bartender who truly cares about her craft. Let’s […]

Drinks with Emma Stokes (Writer / Gin Monkey)

Drinks with Emma Stokes (Writer / Gin Monkey)

Where–Hacha, Dalston What we drank–Emma: Hacha Colada £9.95Hebe: Mezcal Spritz £9.50 I first met Emma in the early days of my career in cocktail bars and I’ll always remember her sitting at the bar, telling me how the name Gin Monkey came about. Since then […]

Drinks with Emily Chipperfield (Bartender)

Drinks with Emily Chipperfield (Bartender)

Where–The Artesian What we drank– Emily: Armagnac & Zalotti £20  Hebe: A very large glass of Rosé £11 I’ve known Emily for a long time now and have seen her journey through the hospitality industry over the years. She has become an incredible bartender with […]

Drinks with Claire Best

Drinks with Claire Best

Where –Ozone Coffee, Shoreditch What we drank –Claire: Rosemary Ice Tea £4Hebe: Ruby Oolong Tea £2.80 Claire is my cup of tea. I loved interviewing her over a cuppa on one hot afternoon and wish there was space to fit everything we talked about. Hello! Tell us […]

Drinks with Kirsten Jarin (UK Brand ambassador for Maison SASSY)

Drinks with Kirsten Jarin (UK Brand ambassador for Maison SASSY)

Where–Wolfies, Hackney What we drank–We both had a melonade cocktail, which may be on the next menu. Hebe drank hers very quickly. Kirsten is one of those ladies who is wonderfully organised. You feel an instant sense of calm when you hear her talk about […]

Drinks with Cyan Wong (Oxley Ambassador)

Drinks with Cyan Wong (Oxley Ambassador)

Where –Swift, Old Compton Street What we drank –Cyan: Tempest – Dajeeling Kombucha, lemon, elderflower, honey, celery £7Hebe: Droplet – Gin, St Germain, aquavit, lime sherbet £11 Cyan is a magical woman. Brand Ambassador, a genius behind the bar and all round drinks guru. I […]