W Maldives announced the debut of a new series dubbed "What She Shakes", dedicated to female bartenders in December 2022.

The program "What She Shakes," seeks to provide a stage for female bartenders to demonstrate their abilities.

W Maldives has requested Singapore's Bannie Kang, a world-class mixologist, to launch the series on December 6, 2022. Four signature drinks created by the expert mixologist will be served at sundowners and throughout the night that day. 

Out of the four signature drinks, only "Her Legacy," a drink motivated by her time spent in the Maldives, will remain on the W Maldives menu for a limited period of time.

Bannie Kang.

Speaking about her upcoming visit to the Maldives and the event, Bannie Kang said, “I’m thrilled to be visiting the Maldives, and also to be able to truly imbibe the spirit of the dream destination into some of my creations and leave a legacy at W Maldives for everyone to sample. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me, and I hope that sipping the curated cocktails in a paradise setting is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience for all guests as well!”

She was the former World Class Global Champion and Asia's Best Bartender Bannie Kang (2021), and received the Mancino Bartender's Bartender 2021 as well.

With her abilities and expertise, Bannie will use a variety of techniques to produce distinctive drinks with Maldivian flavours for an unforgettable event.

Idu Ribeiro, General Manager of W Maldives -- (Photo/W MALDIVES)

“We are excited to have this opportunity to collaborate with Bannie Kang for a one-night-only exceptional mix featuring four signature creations and particularly ‘Her Legacy’ inspired by the Maldives and created exclusively for W Maldives. At W Maldives we are focused on elevating our Beverage & Food offerings with unique activations and through the What She Shakes series we are not only looking to amplify our cocktail culture but also empower and showcase female talent behind the bars,” Said Idu Ribeiro, General Manager of W Maldives.