Photography & video by Christopher Pearce
Cocktails presented by Bryce McDonough from Burrow Bar, Sydney
In December we headed to the beloved Burrow Bar, a hidden laneway gem in Sydney’s CBD with a reputation for damn fine drinks and damn fine people. During what was a super tough 2020, the names Chau Tran and Bryce McDonough came up again and again as true supporters of the industry and of their staff. So, kudos to them.
And, let’s face it, they are a bar that serves banging cocktails. This one here, the More Silk than Saturn is a riff on the tiki Saturn drink and it’s a smooth, sweet and creamy sensation.
MORE SILK THAN SATURN 45ml 78 Degrees Small Batch Gin 10ml orgeat 10ml falernum 30ml lemon-passionfruit butter* Add all to blender with a small scoop of crushed ice. BLEND. Pour into a coupette. Garnish with Peychauds *Lemon-passionfruit butter recipe 120ml lemon juice 10g lemon zest 200g unsalted butter 175g sugar 120g (8) yolks 170g passionfruit pulps and all 1g salt Vac seal and sous vide at 75 degrees celcius for an hour. Massage it every 20 mins. Chill it down. Blend to emulsify. It’s now ready to use. How to... step by step Step 1: First you need to prepare your lemon-passionfruit butter. Start with adding butter to vacuum seal sous vide bag Step 2: Add egg yolks Step 3: Add sugar Step 4: Add passionfruit pulps and all Step 5: Add lemon juice Step 6: Add salt Step 7: Seal the bag Step 8: Sous vide at 75 degrees Celsius for one hour, massaging every 20 minutes. Chill and blend. Step 9: Now that the lemon passionfruit butter is good to go, you can prep the drink. Start with adding falernum to blender Step 10: Add orgeat Step 11: Add lemon-passionfruit butter Step 12: Add Gin Step 13: Add crushed ice Step 14: Blend Step 15: Pour into coupette and garnish with Peychauds Step 16: Voila