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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

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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

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 – 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.

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)

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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