This month we headed to Grain bar, on the ground floor of the Four Seasons Hotel to check out three of their banger cocktails that use Tried & True Straight Wheat Vodka. Big thanks to Adam Lau, Pablo Moore Rubio and the team from Grain for pulling this awesome shoot together.
Add a little something different to the Daiquiri — in this case, the elderflower goodness of St~Germain for a floral variation on the classic — and you have yourself an entirely new take on the drink.
Here we hear from Evan Stroeve, the bar manager at the much-lauded Bulletin Place in Sydney, and find out how to get started with ferments in the bar.
2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of Aperol. Created back in 1919 in Padova, Italy, it’s also the key ingredient in the perfect aperitivo drink: the Aperol Spritz. The thing is, there is a right way and a wrong way to make this drink, as Stefano Catino of Maybe Frank says.
The Irish coffee recipe you’ll find at New York’s Dead Rabbit is about as good as you’ll find anywhere, and back in July Sydney’s The Duke of Clarence adopted their recipe for use, too.
it’s pretty simple to get started with your own barrel-ageing cocktail program. All you need is a clean barrel, a great cocktail made with high-proof spirits (we’ve used the 47.5% ABV Star of Bombay), and time.
We like the Sidecar we get when we hit Rambin’ Rascal Tavern. They’ve dialled back the triple sec quotient, added a little bump of sugar, and allow the richness of the Martell VSOP to shine through (without overdoing it, Embury-style).
Sustainable, anti-waste techniques are behind this drink from Jonothan Carr (who placed second at last year’s Bartender of the Year) at new Sydney bar, Door Knock.
Whereas once bartending wasn’t a ‘real job’, nowadays bartenders are looking at how they can extend their careers for another 10, 20, or 30 years. What’s one of those ways? Here’s how to start a liquor brand.
“But then phylloxera absolutely fucked the supply of cognac. So a lot of Sazeracs began to be made with rye whiskey,” says Daniel Noble. Here we look at the New York style Sazerac.