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On 11.59pm, Wednesday 8th July, Melbourne headed back into stage three restrictions once again. We chat to some Melbourne operators to see how they’re doing
Hayden Lambert, bartender and owner of Melbourne’s award-winning bar, Above Board, steps us through his creative process.
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.
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.
Hayden Lambert is one of the country’s best proponents of the classically structured drink; here he shares the way he approaches his craft.
The Gentleman Caller cocktail at Above Board is a simple affair, but the ingredients come together in such a way as to give you something greater than the sum of its parts.
Not all cocktails need to be eye-watering mixes of overproof spirits; sometimes a couple of quality liqueurs and a judicious splash of citrus is all you need to create a complex, intriguing cocktail, like this one here: Buckley’s Chance.
Australian Bartender got to know Mr Lambert, a two-time Bartender of the Year in Ireland and who previously ran the award-winning Merchant Hotel in Belfast, through his vocal and sometimes controversial opinions on Twitter (others would say he just calls it as he sees it). When Matt Bax tapped him to head up the bar at Melbourne’s Bar Americano, he leapt at the chance. Meet the talented Mr Hayden Lambert.