Ana De Souza, The Pontiac

ANA DE SOUZA
The Pontiac, Hong Kong
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Drink: The One Way Ticket

Ana was the winner of our Hong Kong heat but unfortunately was unable to join us in Dorset for the final. She sent a video in her place, which the judges watched, and then her drink was recreated behind the bar.

Ana, said: "A little over 10 years ago, I got in a plane and came to Asia. It was Chinese new year, the year of the pig, the streets of Singapore were buzzing with festivals filled with all new colours, sounds, smells and flavours. Little did I know that the year of the pig would change my life forever. With no expectations, over 10 years later, I'm still here, and I think I will be around for the next year of the pig.”

The Gold Top Cup judges, said: "This was a really delicious drink. The cocktail was a really nice reimagining of a clarified punch. She demonstrated a great deal of knowledge and skill to execute a challenging drink in such a rewarding, delicious manner - the mouth feel was incredible."

The One Way Ticket
45ml bacon washed Black Cow
15ml Maple demerera syrup
1 dash angostura bitters
2 dashes five spice tincture

Stir ingredients and serve on one ice cube with an orange twist and golden caramel.

Jemma Moran