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boozeinprettycups on the road – el Público

Exposure to new flavours and products is on the rise in Perth. Luckily, this means tequila has expanded beyond the realm of a shot glass sandwiched between a lemon wedge and a salty knuckle.

Enter el Público! A bar focused restaurant and the niño de amor (thanks, http://www.spanishdict.com) of Paul Aron (Greenhouse), Michael Forde (Cantina 663) and Alex Cuccovia. Heading up the bar team is a well known face, James Connolly (ex Defectors/Sentinel).

When James invited us in to share some drinks we were more than keen. True to the theme, all the drinks he made for us used tequila or mezcal, and a quick glance at the back bar was impressive. These guys have gone out of their way to source products previously unavailable to Perthites and even many Australians.

Lagerita: Espolon Blanco tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, Tecate
Served in a cut off Tecate beer can.

el Público mezcal serve: llegal Mezcal Reposado, chilli salt,
hibiscus & raspberry icy pole
Served in a clay pot reminiscent of those used to serve agave spirit in Oaxaca

Captain Fanta Pants: Calle 23 Blanco tequila, St Germain Elderflower liqueur, Bitterman’s hopped grapefruit bitters, lemon juice, Fanta
Served in a crown seal Fanta bottle with crushed ice.

Margarita: Herradura Silver tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, lime juice, salt

Our bartender for the afternoon, James Connolly.

ps. check out the beautiful “coming soon” page of their future website: link

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boozeinprettycups on the road – The Ellington Jazz Club

The Ellington Jazz Club is an intimate venue, hidden behind an unassuming shop front on Beaufort Street. We know it as one of the best late night spots to go after closing up our bar on weekends. Many others know it as one of the best live music and, of course, jazz spots in Perth.

Honeysuckle Rose: Hendricks Gin, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, Monin Rose

Sweet Cheeks: muddled strawberries, rose syrup, Bols Lychee, Ad Hoc Sparkling Rosé

Gilded Lilly Sparkling Shiraz NV

Our bartender for the evening, Luke Dornan, with Bill.

boozeinprettycups on the road – Helvetica

Helvetica Bar is another venue that opened with the first wave of
Small Bar licence approvals.
They’ve recently been named an Ardbeg Embassy (link). A few collectors amongst the staff meant we had a lot of pretty cups to choose from.
(Special thanks to Jason Millhahn).

Once again, bartenders choice featuring current drink list items.

Howards Rusty Nail: Talisker 10 year old, Marie Brizard cacao blanc,
Limeburners whisky liqueur, served with salted fudge.

Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Penicillin: Compass Box Asyla, lemon juice, homemade honey & ginger syrup,
Laphroaig 10 year old float, served with crystallised ginger.

Barrel Aged Bobby Burns: Famous Grouse, Dubbonet, Dom Benedictine,
Fee Orange Bitters, port barrel aged.

Our bartender for the afternoon, Javla Fitzgibbon.

boozeinprettycups on the road – Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound, well known for delivering the goods when it comes to classic cocktails, was part of the first wave of small bars in Perth 3 years ago.

Once again drinks selected were bartender’s choice. The Long Island Iced Tea is a current feature on their summer cocktail list. Ezra Pound serve many of their cocktails in recycled glass jars.

Blood and Sand: Dolin Rouge, Heering Danish Cherry Liqueur, Aberlour 10 year old single malt, fresh pressed orange juice

Long Island Iced Tea: 42 Below vodka, No.3 London Dry Gin, Havana Club Blanco, Herradura Reposado, Cointreau, lemon juice, coca cola served on the side

Tom Collins: Old Tom Gin, lemon juice, sugar, soda

gin & tonic: this is not the standard way a g&t is served at Ezra Pound…
we just wanted to make use of the glass.

Our bartender for the evening, Mitch Keane.

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

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