Leading Ladies learn to mix it

They’re shakin’ all over as award-winning cocktail king reveals tricks of the trade

Networking has never tasted better as Leading Ladies at Birmingham Hippodrome enjoyed a seasonal cocktail journey in the capable hands of award-winning mixologist Robert Wood of The Edgbaston. They learned tricks of the trade in balancing spirits with mixers, syrups, locally sourced tinctures and decorative touches. Nearly £1,000 raised by the evening, sponsored by Calthorpe Estate, went to the Hippodrome Plus project helping young people with learning disabilities. Prizes were donated by the High Field, PT trainer Dave Stevens, Oliver James Hair and The Edgbaston.

Photography by Vivienne Bailey

  1. Robert Wood, Jayne Herritty, Stuart Insall
  2. Derry Hughes, Nina Warwick, Claire Ralley, Michelle Maidment, Victoria Emery, Stacey Saunders, Serena Tutt
  3. Hannah Jones, Jane Jones, Emma Price, Claire Newbold, Angela Irvine, Alison Scott
  4. Jo Kirk, Amy Haywood, Penny Freeston, Kirsty Gallagher, Nicki Gibberson
  5. Judi Gilbert, Sam Pennell, Judy Amendola, Claudia Santillo, Shelley Carter, Heather Griffin, Lois Palmer
  6. Jackie Hendley, Judith Greenburgh, Lynn Richards-Cole
  7. Guests enjoying the fabulous cocktails