SHAKEN & STIRRED: Federico Balzarini’s Ruby Collins at Vesper
Federico Balzarini, the new bar manager at Vesper, one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, showcases his distinctive recipe for a Ruby Collins.
Federico Balzarini, the new bar manager at Vesper, was born and raised in Salo in northern Italy, where he fell in love with his work in a local bar. He left home in 2016 to pursue his dreams in London, eventually joining the legendary American Bar at The Savoy, which was named the No. 1 bar in the world in 2017 by World’s 50 Best Bars.
Balzarini’s journey provided him with creative inspiration and a heightened appreciation for the service mindset. He is making debut in Asia at Vesper, which has been named one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars from 2016-2021.
Today he will showcase his delicious Ruby Collins, a special drink inspired by his love for Oloroso sherry.
1. 45ml dark rum
2. 20ml Oloroso sherry
3. 15ml sugar
4. 45ml roselle tea
5. Topped with tonic water
Stir all the ingredients together and pour into a glass. (No need to shake)