This week we’re back in Scotland to check in with one of the UK’s most talked about and talented mixologists Kat Stanley-Whyte from UnoMas, Edinburgh.
Kat poured her first cocktail in a backpacker nightclub in Melbourne and on her return started working in bars to help pay her way through university.
Following stints at the Basement Bar Scotland’s largest agave selection cocktail bar) and Signature Pubs where she curated drink menus for the group, she joined her friend and mixologist Sian Buchan to open Edinburgh’s coolest late night, live music venue UnoMas with a focus on reinvented classics in March 2020.
Kat went on to win the UK slot for the Altos Tahona Society Global Finals in Mexico and was the winner of Ocho Tequilas 2021 Take Me To Mexico competition.
With the UK about to head into the deep, dark winter, here’s a drink created by Kat using Love Drinks’s El Recuerdo Mezcal to help take you to happier, warmer times.
HERE COMES THE OAXACA SUN
35ml El Recuerdo Gusana Mezcal
20ml Amontillado Sherry
20ml Lime Juice
15ml Ginger Syrup
(Ginger syrup: Under low heat add 300g sugar, 300g water and 100g finely chopped ginger, stir
occasionally for 15min, remove from heat and strain through cheesecloth, add to bottle and refrigerate).
4-6 Mint Leaves
2 Dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Garnish: Mint sprig
Method: Add all ingredients to glass and muddle with crushed ice. Top with Ginger Ale and serve with mint sprig