As part of our Bartender Profile series, we are featuring some of the awesome people we are lucky to have working on our team! Next up is Ash!
Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Bartending experience: I started bartending at the Leedy Hotel when I turned 18 but that only lasted a couple of months as I was arriving at my full time job exhausted after every shift. I’ve been at Botanica for a couple of years now which is awesome as we are like a little family there and it’s a great venue in general.
Interests outside making cocktails: I am actually a nutritionist and cake decorator/baker too. I love exercising and cooking healthy dishes in my spare time as well as spending lots of time at the beach during summer.
Favourite cocktail/drink: Hugo- My new found love from travelling in Europe. Similar to an Aperol Spritz but with mint and elderflower liqueur.
What makes a great party: Good company definitely makes the biggest difference.
What is your best advice for making great cocktails: Delivering it with flair 😉
What are your essential bar tools: A lemon/lime squeezer- When you’re bartending you always discover cuts on your hands you never thought you had.
What has been the funniest thing you have witnessed at a party/venue from behind the bar: Probably just watching people who have had a few too many embarrass themselves.
Favourite bars in Perth: Flour Factory, The Stables Bar, The Standard and Bar Lafayette. I don’t get to be on the other side of the bar much unfortunately.