Recipe: Stolen Rum 'Fresh + Sparkling' Cocktail

Our friends at Stolen Rum created the delicious 'Stolen FRESH + SPARKLING' Cocktail, with our favourite Stolen White, for the RUBY Wellington x MYDEERFOX event last Thursday.

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Try making this refreshing cocktail at home using the following steps:

You will need:

  • 30ml Stolen White
  • 30ml Six Barrel Soda Co. Celery Tonic
  • 30ml Rejuva Aloe Vera Juice
  • Perrier Lime Water to top
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • Cucumber slices


Combine all ingredients over ice in a tall glass. Top with Perrier Lime Water and garnish with a long thin slice of cucumber.

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We spoke to the talented Stolen Rum National Sales Director and genius behind the 'Stolen FRESH + SPARKLING' Cocktail, Chris Harrop about his inspiration for the cocktail and handy tips on cocktail making at home.

What was your inspiration for the 'Stolen FRESH + SPARKLING' Cocktail?

Working with the Six Barrel Soda Co.'s range of syrups. I wanted to create something delicious and fresh with Stolen White and their Celery Tonic. Incorporating some other elegant, refreshing flavours like Aloe Vera and fresh lime made a lot of sense.

What is your favourite cocktail?

A very hard question! It would be a shame to pick only one as there are so many different occasions that call for different styles of drink. Inspired by the creative bartenders of the Carribbean, you will regularly find me sipping on a Hemingway Daiquiri.

What’s a good wintery cocktail recipe for the cooler months that are coming our way?

As our drink habits change once the days get shorter, a great winter cocktail is something you can imagine snuggling up next to a fire with. The below is a good twist on a sour with a bit of spice thrown in.

You will need:

- 45ml Stolen White

- 20ml fresh lemon juice

- 15ml maple syrup

- 30ml fresh orange juice

- Dash of angostura bitters

- 1 cinnamon quill

- 1 orange zest


Shake the Stolen White, fresh lemon, maple, orange juice and bitters with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the cinnamon quill and orange zest.

Making cocktails at home can be quite daunting, what are your two top tips to make it stress free?

The approach to making cocktails at home is akin to baking. You wouldn’t pick fifty things to bake at once as this would be costly, messy and time consuming. So, pick a couple of drinks you want to make and just buy the ingredients you require. As with baking, the quality of what you make is based on what ingredients you use. Use fresh produce and quality alcohol and you're already on the front foot for making a delicious drink. Make sure you have lots of ice, the more ice the better.

We've got one amazing cocktail making kit to giveaway, containing:

- Stolen Rum White Rum 375ml

- Perrier Professional Bar Spoon

- Perrier Bottle Opener

- Perrier Drink Stirrers

To enter, email us at with the city you live in and your name by 9am on Thursday 18th April.

All applicants much be over 18 and be able to collect their prize from their nearest RUBY store.

Ruby Wellington Welcomes Mydeerfox 'Little Things'

We launched the new 'Little Things' collection from luxury leather brand MYDEERFOX at our RUBY Wellington store on Thursday 4th April as part of Wellington Fashion Week.

Guests were treated to delicious cocktails, personalised MYDEERFOX luggage tags and culinary delights from our friend's at Sweet Mother's Kitchen.

Inspired by the ability of leather to take on folds just like paper, the new collection is the MYDEERFOX take on simple, everyday leather pieces, including wallets & pouches, in a beautiful lightweight vegetable tanned leather.








With thanks to our friends at Stolen Rum, Perrier and Six Barrel Soda Co.

Images by Willough MacFarlane

My City: Tomoko

In our second installment of our MY CITY series, Wellington local and our lovely RUBY Wellington manager Tomoko let us in on her favourite ten places scattered throughout her city.

Hey! My name is Tomoko, I'm the Wellington Ruby store manager. I also like to think that I'm a professional pianist, basketball player, painter and friend maker. I moved to Wellington from Japan almost twenty years ago. I love how small Wellington is, everyone knows everyone.


  1. Maranui Café

    Great views and the best big breakfast. Plus Miranda and Orlando always make sure to go when they visit Wellington!


  2. Sweet Mother's Kitchen

    Mexican snack food, the best waffles and all day breakfast, you can't miss it.

    Sweet Mother's

  3. Embassy Theatre

    Going to watch movies here always feels so special, it is such an amazing space. With all the premiers that they’ve had here it is really an iconic part of Wellington.


  4. KK Malaysian Restaurant

    I’ve been going here with my girlfriends since I was 13. I love this place, delicious cheap food and it never fails me.


  5. My flat

    I love coming home to my apartment, such a good space to relax after work. I have had such good memories here having had so many friends stay over and we’ve had some fun parties.

  6. Oriental Parade, in the summer

    You can’t beat Welly on a good day.


  7. City Gallery

    I love coming here alone to have some quiet time to just wander through and take a look at the amazing exhibitions they always have.


  8. Majestic Restaurant, Courtney Place

    I love the yum cha here and the family that owns this place is so lovely!

    yum cha

  9. Wasabi Sushi, Cuba Street

    I love sushi train and this place is the best tasting sushi place in town. It is always fresh and has a great range of sushi.


  10. Wellington Night Market

    Every Friday they have a market here and the food is amazing. One of my favourite things to get is the Hungarian chimney cake. You can choose different toppings and it is made to order so it’s still warm when you eat it, so yum.

    chimney cake

We asked Tomoko what her favourite pieces are from the RUBY & Liam autumn/winter 2013 collections...

Anything in the RUBY Cherry fabric, it's so striking and attention grabbing. I also love the Liam Comfy tops in the oatmeal and donkey, the fabric has a combination of silk and wool so it is really warm and snugly. It's such a great layering piece for the colder weather.