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Female bartenders show off mixology skills


    The participants in the second annual Whiskey & Women showcase at Bevy, from left: Allie Bellows (Turtle Bay Resort), Allie Haines (Lucky Belly), Sarah Stevens (Encore Saloon), Jen Ackrill (Sky Waikiki/Top of Waikiki), Yooey Kim (Piggy Smalls), Gabrielle Maser (Pacific Club) and Priscilla Young (Smith & Kings). Not pictured: Jerah Mikami (Pint + Jigger).


    Sky Waikiki and Top of Waikiki director of mixology Jen Ackrill presented her entry. “I loved seeing the growth thatHawaii’s female bartenders showed,” she said. “The talent that exists and is cultivated here is on par with talentthroughout the United States.”


    Piggy Smalls bartender Yooey Kim made her drink “It Was All a Dream” during the second annual Women & Whiskeyshowcase Nov. 8 at Bevy in Kakaako. Her take on a lemongrass ginger Old-Fashioned used Knob Creek bourbon andyuzu-chamomile foam. The cocktail was recognized as one of two crowd favorites from the evening.

Eight bartenders took part in the second annual Women & Whiskey cocktail showcase at Bevy Bar in Kakaako last week. Read more

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