Here comes the umami. This drink comes by way of Burrow Bar co-owner Chau Tran, and is a result of “an obsession with savoury cocktails, dirty Martinis and Vietnamese food,” she says.
“There’s a general pursuit within the team to find the best bowl of pho in Sydney — it’s the hangover gift from the booze gods,” says Tran. “Generally, I can tell if the team has had a belter of a night if I wander in and they are stuck into a bowl of pho from upstairs. So it all just came together.”
And the best part? The by-product of the fat-washing process is a delicious pho.
“We make a pot of pho and use the fat from the top of the master stock to fat wash the gin,” Tran says. “The pho stock gets used and gifted to the team. The oil garnish and fat wash mimics that signature film that should coat your mouth when you have a really good bowl of pho.”