Drink inspiration: Project Botanicals recipes from four top bartenders

This year, Project Botanicals paid homage to the worldly locations of Bombay Sapphire’s sustainably sourced vapour-infused botanicals. This unique story came to life as an interactive sensory adventure, with an immersive audio visual experience designed by Future Classic artist Ta-Ku, and culinary surprises by Studio Neon’s Aaron Teece in collaboration with some of Australia’s top cocktail bars including Mjølner, The Barber Shop, Union Electric and Bar Moncur, all tasked with creating exquisite Bombay Sapphire libations.


Here’s a salty take on the Espresso Martini

The Salty Sailor is a take on the Espresso Martini from new Brisbane pub, Little Big House: spiced rum courtesy of Sailor Jerry, some in-house syrup to tailor it just so, and garnished in the end with some toasted marshmallow.


Watch Manuel Terron make Tsunami Joe’s Piña Colada

The Piña Colada is having something of a renaissance, its refreshing tropical charms rescued from the artless premix slushy days of the 1980’s with today’s focus on fresh, quality ingredients and attentive technique. The original — rum, pineapple, coconut — is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.