The Wild Rover in Sydney’s Surry Hills is known for being a belter of a whiskey bar but they don’t just mix up whiskey drinks. Here Luke De Bono shows us one of the house specialties, the Dancing with Rosie, a thirst quenching hi-ball featuring tequila and Aperol.
The building was a dental surgery and hadn’t been used in 15 years. The idea to convert it to the cantina and cocktail bar was the perfect fit. “It’s tiny and we love it like that,” says Mark.
‘What’s not romantic is waiting twenty minutes for a drink while the bartender has to fumble around for six different bottles. My goal is to get drinks into people’s hands as quickly as possible without sacrificing any quality, which is a win win for everyone.’