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bourbon sour flipped

A project drink. The cinnamon sugar isn’t working out at the moment though. Nice little engraved coupe!

contains: Jim Beam Black Label, Massanez Creme de Peche, lemon juice, whole egg, raw sugar and hand ground cinnamon sugar


boozeinprettycups on the road – Luxe

Many thanks to the guys at Luxe for letting us come in for this shoot. Joe Sinagra even supplied some of his own glassware.
Luxe Bar has just turned 10, and has been instrumental in dragging Perth’s cocktail culture out of the dark ages.

Drinks selected are a cross section of bartender’s choice and Luxe classics.

New Pal: Rittenhouse Rye, Dolin Rouge, Campari, Peychauds Bitters, lemon twist.

Mary Pickford: Havana Club Blanco, Zadarski Maraschino liqueur, Crawley’s Grenadine, pineapple juice.

Espresso Martini: Russian Standard Platinum vodka, Joseph Cartron Creme de Cacao, Illy Cafe espresso liqueur, fresh espresso, and the Luxe Espresso Secret Ingredient.

Our bartenders for the evening, Joe Sinagra and Jimmy Tingle.

whisk(e)y post: blood and sand, algonquin

whisky/whiskey request from Javla at Helvetica.

Blood and Sand: monkey shoulder blended scotch, antica formula sweet vermouth, cherry heering, orange juice

Algonquin: wild turkey 101 rye, noilly prat dry vermouth, pineapple juice

the invisible negroni

A friend asked me to work on this drink for him about a year ago. A few miserable failed attempts and I put it in the too hard pile. Just last week, I dreamt about it, so I had another go. This is the result. We wanted a clear or lightly coloured drink for this glass to show it off properly. Tip: the three antique shops near Mojo’s/Harvest/Mrs Brown’s in Fremantle are amazing!

invisible negroni: plymouth gin, dolin blanc, salers gentiane, cointreau, orange twist. (D)


Thanks to Joe for the glass, and Arnold for the rum.

Green Island white rum, lime juice, castor sugar. (B)

aviation as a champagne cocktail?

A cross between an Aviation and a French 75. EPIC FLUTE!!

Lemon, maraschino, creme de violette, Brokers gin, Segura Viudas vintage cava. (B/D)

miscellaneous sour

Sometimes we take our personal liquor cabinet for granted.
This drink is a riff on about a hundred others. It has no name.
It was delicious but it was only enhanced by this seriously beautiful cup.

miscellaneous sour contains: lemon juice, lemon barley cordial, fee bros.
cherry bitters, orgeat, cadenheads old raj gin, green chartreuse. (D)

ramos gin fizz

this drink is worth the time and effort… but only if you’re making it for yourself.

we didn’t have orange blossom water at our disposal on this occasion, so we pushed the recipe a little bit using orange bitters, an orange zest and a little fresh orange juice. citrus, cream, egg white, gin, soda. (D)

pago pago in an ice cave

this cup was alright, I guess, nothing special…. until it was garnished with a cave made of hand crushed ice!

Pago Pago Cocktail: fresh pineapple, lime juice, gold Puerto Rican rum, creme de cacao, green chartreuse.

With grenadine and a mint sprig to garnish the ice cave. (B)

new gin martinez

this gin is so new to us that the rest of it is still
floating it’s way to Oz as we speak.

sipsmith martinez 2

cointreau, angostura bitters, cinzano rosso, sipsmith independent spirits gin. (B)

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