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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.

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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


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

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)

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)

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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