In the heart of the Melbourne CBD, on bustling Little Bourke Street, a wordless sign elegantly marks the entrance to Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters. A circle and a line is all that’s needed to evoke the setting sun and hidden treasures of the sea…
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The Speakeasy Group have joined forces with two of their staff to support them opening their own venue. So watch out as Perryn Collier and Alex Boon are set to open the doors to Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters come 2021.
We spoke to four bartenders who know their specs to get their tips: Alex Boon from Mjolner Melbourne (and the reigning Australian Diageo World Class champ); 2018 Bartender of the Year Jenna Hemsworth; the reigning Speed Rack Australia champ, Millie Tang from The Gresham in Brisbane; and owner-bartender of the award-winning Melbourne cocktail bar, Above Board, Hayden Lambert.
Alex had something of a banner year in 2019, taking out the Australian leg of Diageo’s World Class competition and representing the country at the global finals in Glasgow. And 2020 is off to a great start for him, too, as he takes on the role of head of mixology for Speakeasy Group.
Inside the January issue of Australian Bartender: Byrdi in Melbourne; how to live the expat life in Singapore; the drinks list at The 18th Amendment Bar; and tips for improving your bartending brain from Millie Tang, Alex Boon, Jenna Hemsworth and Hayden Lambert — and much more.
Moving beyond the classics, the coffee cocktail is regaining its rightful place in modern mixology thanks to the creativity and craft of some of Australia’s top bartending talent.