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Bussell & Bailey Flip

Named for the two Australian brewing legends Roger Bussell and Roger Bailey, that Little Creatures Rogers’ is named after.
Just stumbled across these photos from a few months back when Jav and I made drinks at Helvetica one sunny afternoon. Miss you Perth, but Melbourne is lovely. Once I find work I’ll hopefully be able to take photos of drinks every so often, again.

Rittenhouse Rye, Heering Cherry Brandy, Little Creatures Rogers’ beer, egg, spiced sugar syrup

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Gladio Cocktail

Being back at school isn’t allowing for as many drinks as usual. That said, this is one from Seb Terkildsen at 399 (where I  no longer work, sadly, so I’ll take any excuse to visit). The name comes from a Cold War era, CIA supported “stay-behind” NATO operation, which operated in all of the countries represented in this drink.

Ketel One vodka, Nardini Aquavite Blanco grappa, Pernod absinthe, Gabriel Boudier Créme de Fraises, star anise

beer cocktails

We love beer. We don’t think it needs improving, and a beer cocktail is definitely not designed to be an improvement. (Apart from the Michelada.) Beer is just this whole new world of flavours when it comes to experimenting with cocktails. These drinks are based on ideas that are already out there. Special thanks to Mr Ben Taaffe for introducing us to the first recipe with this youtube link.

© Dee Allen

Beer Milkshake: James Squire Porter, Pusser’s Navy rum, Maggie Beer’s Burnt Fig, Honeycomb and Caramel icecream, malted milk powder

The second was influenced by Berliner Weisse (BeerAdvocate) which is a German style of beer that is designed to have flavoured syrups added to it. German purity laws prevent fruit from being added during the brewing process so with these beers they add the flavour later. It’s usually raspberry or woodruff which is a popular sweet, herbaceous flavouring.

© Dee Allen

© Dee Allen

watermelon shrub, Westwinds ‘The Sabre’ gin, Blanche de Namur

on the road – The Sentinel

So, I’m three weeks into a photography major at ECU which has put a bit of a dampener on my drinks photography hobby. (I have old photos here: flickr and some new photos here: behance)

On an invitation from their manager, Lowri, this week I managed to slip in a quick visit to The Sentinel Bar & Grill. It’s on the corner of a busy intersection in the Perth CBD. Their bar manager even brought in a pretty cup that his mother has had since she was 19! He used it for the ‘Johnny Appleseed’.

See their website here: link


house martini: Brokers London Dry gin, Dolin Dry, orange twist


Power of Three: Cynar, Lillet blanc, Brokers London Dry gin, orange twist


Johnny Appleseed: Berneroy Calvados, Licor 43, Fee Bros Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters, cinnamon and vanilla pear puree, lemon juice, apple juice, egg white

The Humbug: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, Bittermen’s Burlesque Bitters, maple syrup, lemon juice, apple juice, egg white, Mythe Absinthe rinse

My bartender for the afternoon, Luke.

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

balearic milk fizz and the indecent martini

Gin Mare is hosting an international competition with a global final to be held in Ibiza.
One half of our team here has made it through to Australia’s national final with these two original drinks, the Balearic Milk Fizz and the Indecent Martini. The brief was for a Mediterranean inspired cocktail and an original take on a dirty martini.

Take a look at Gin Mare’s beautiful website here: link

Balearic Milk Fizz  –  gin mare, orange juice, orgeat, egg white, cream, cava, rosemary sprig

Indecent Martini  –  gin mare, amontillado sherry, cynar, caper brine, flaked anchovy and sugar rim

guest bartender – Sam Zaid

Each month the bar where we work hosts an in-house cocktail competition amongst the staff. This is a particularly attractive drink that Sam Zaid entered last month. It’s a version of the Chartreuse Mojito, that he called a Monk’s Mojito.

chartreuse, lime, mint-rosemary-thyme infused sugar syrup
garnished with mint, thyme and edible flowers

white lady

There are some drinks that suit almost any place or time. The White Lady is one of them. We used Gin Mare for this little weekend breakfast drink, so a rosemary sprig from the garden was a great complimentary garnish to lift the Mediterranean botanicals through the citrus. (Our lemon tree is going nuts again so expect to see a lot more of the sours family!)

gin mare, cointreau, lemon juice, rosemary sprig

crusta

This little cup is the perfect size for a little nip of something at home, and as we discovered, the diameter of the rim in the perfect size for the long, lemon zest garnish required for a crusta.

Cointreau, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, Martell VS cognac, lemon juice, castor sugar

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.

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