You know an operator means business when they head to NYC, scouting out one of their best bar operators and getting them involved here in Australia. That’s exactly what Damian Griffiths — the man behind Alfred & Constance — did, snagging NYC tiki man Richard Boccato, with the result being a pitch-perfect Tiki bar by the name of White Lightning. Boccato was recently out in Australia to do some training at White Lightning, and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions.
Butter in a cocktail you say? Well yeah. You've likely had a whole raw egg in a flip, tried a 'fat washed' spirit before or even warmed your cockles with a Hot Buttered Rum. Butter in a cocktails? It ain't no thing - though it can take some experimentation to perfect.
Bar Week kicks off in less than 2 weeks... make sure you send all your non-hospo friends to the Drinks Fest General Public Day on Sunday, 23 September! Read on to find out about all the excellent seminars on offer...
Appleton Estate, the highly awarded, premium Jamaican Rum that brought the enormously popular 'Maile Ku' Tiki mug to Australia in 2008 has upped the ante this year by commissioning 'Crazy Al' Evans, one of the greatest Tiki sculptors in the world to create it's new 'Rum God' Tiki mug picture above.