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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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Ensenada Soda

This is an original drink from Javla Fitzgibbon. It uses a baked chilli and pineapple soda with a refreshing heat to it.

Don Julio Anejo, baked pineapple and chilli soda charged in a siphon

Seelbach Cocktail

It’s been a while between drinks, and this drink is bittery, bourbony, fizzy deliciousness.
Those are technical bartender terms.

Javla Fitzgibbon, the assistant manager at Helvetica Bar, helped me out with this one.

Peychaud’s Bitters, Angostura Bitters, Woodford Reserve bourbon, Cointreau, sugar, sparkling wine, lemon twist

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 – The Classroom

Tucked into a little strip of shops on the intersection on Charles Street and Scarborough Beach Road in North Perth, The Classroom has quickly livened up what was once a small business black spot. We’ve seen many a business come and go from that strip and more often than not the seemingly prime real estate has stood empty. Thank goodness for Adam Keane and Daniel Sterpini!
Heavily themed, The Classroom is full of references to an Australian child’s schooling experience. Desks as tables, hopscotch painted onto the floor, a backbar built out of old lockers, black boards and exercise books as menus. The drinks follow suit with the use of smokes, fogs, bunsen burners and interesting textures, all utilized in theatrical ways to engage their patrons. Adam, Daniel and their bar manager, Andrew Bennett have worked together to create a clever and original drinks selection.

These guys pay a lot of attention to the details and have managed to create an all encompassing aesthetic experience. We loved the clock on the wall set permanently at 3.25pm (the end of a traditional school day in Perth).

website: link

Barrel Aged Automobile – “Olds Mobile”: genever, scotch, sweet vermouth, orange twist

Dark & Stormy: Goslings Black Seal, house ginger beer, lime

Fatwashed Manhattan: 10 hour BBQ bourbon beef ribs fatwashed Wild Turkey Rye, Antica Formula, Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Bitters, house brandied cherries

Storm in a Tea Cup: Beefeater 24 gin, orange liqueur, rose petal jam, sencha green tea syrup, green tea and citrus fog, garnished with a rose bud

Our bartender for the afternoon, Andrew Bennett, prepares our final drink.

Smoked Lunch Box Rob Roy: Chivas Regal 18yo, Antica Formula, Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Bitters, Peterson’s tobacco smoke

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

Good Fortune Duck Shrub: The Movie

The third heat of the Bols Around the World competition required a 2 minute video submission.
When you don’t specialize in something you turn to those who do. With more than a few beers under our belts, and the exceptional editing skills of Sione Murray and Mitch Keane (cheers guys, it couldn’t have been done without you), we came up with this bad boy. There were quite a few beers involved by the time it came to adding subtitles, so unfortunately we flipped the measurements on a few ingredients. Hope you enjoy, and here’s the true recipe:

Ingredients

50ml Duck fat Washed Bols Genever
(Cook duck, and then take 250ml of bols genever and add 40ml of rendered duck fat to it. leave in fridge sealed for 7 hours and then freeze. Filter through coffee filter and bottle.)
30ml Satsuma Plum and Star anise Shrub
(take 3 satsuma plums and slice finely. cover in 150gm of castor sugar with 2 star anise pods. after 24 hours separate the syrup and 1.5 times the volume of white wine vinegar. allow to sit for 3 days before use)
20ml Bols Dry Orange Liqueur
Crushed ice
Ground Nutmeg and star anise.
Fanned Satsuma Plum.

Method

Take the 3 Ingredients and add to a suitably sized Collins glass.
Add crushed ice to glass and “swizzle”
Top with crushed ice and garnish with two short black straws, fanned plum and ground nutmeg and star anise.
Drink While eating Peking Duck

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.

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