Try this Root Beer Fizz from Surly’s

In the November issue we looked at Surly’s in Sydney’s Surry Hills, and we went there because they do some great eats and drinks.

It’s all about the Americana there, and you don’t get much more American than bourbon. In this Root Beer Fizz, Surly’s bar manager Simon Hopkins pairs the great American spirit with another iconic American drink, A&W root beer.

Throw in a little hit of citrus for some acid, and a little egg white for froth, and you’ve got a new favourite way to imbibe American’s favourite spirit.


Root Beer Fizz

  • 60 ml Wild Turkey Longbranch
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 1 dash egg white
  • A&W Root Beer
  1. Dry shake all ingredients without ice, then shake with ice.
  2. Double strain over 200ml of root beer in a milkshake glass.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.

Adapted from a recipe by Simon Hopkins, Surly’s, Sydney

What’s in the drink?
Wild Turkey Longbranch
Eight year old Wild Turkey bourbon sees a touch of mesquite wood, which gives it a light, smoky finish. There’s aromas of vanilla and spice on the nose, with caramel, pear and citrus on the palate. Campari Australia