Tag: Mike Enright

Some new world gin cocktails for your Friday!

“Gin has reached the most exciting period along what has been, by any standards, a highly tumultuous journey. Botanicals are now foraged, juniper origin and terroir is scrutinised and production processes are laid bare for the benefit of consumer transparency.” – Tristan Stephenson, ‘The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace’

Palmer & Co.

This latest launch from Merivale is a case-in-point example of Justin Hemmes’ attention to detail and creative savvy. Taking over a section of Tank’s underground space – what used to be the VIP area – Palmer & Co…

Merivale strikes a double

Well known for his mega-venue, ivy, Justin Hemmes has again showed why he is the most influential personality in the hospitality scene by opening Palmer & Co. and The Fish Shop is successive weeks. Palmer & Co. is a certified cocktailing haven tucked under the iconic Tank Stream Bar.

El Loco Mexican Cantina Y Barra

The latest offering from the never ending roll-out that is the Merivale group – and it’s hitting the right chord yet again. Justin Hemmes and Merivale chef Dan Hong travelled to Los Angeles visiting over 40 different venues for inspiration before coming back and setting up El Loco within a matter of weeks.

2nd to 9th Place Most Influential List Interviews

The Most Influential List is a celebrated biennial industry initiative launched by Australian Bartender magazine in 2009 that aims to showcase the home-grown talent that makes the Australian bar scene what it is today – a thriving and developing culture, full of creative and passionate people that work hard for you.

Bartender Magazine’s Most Influential List Top 10!

The Top 10 for the Bartender Magazine Most Influential List was announced last night at a sensational celebration held at one of Sydney’s newest and trendiest venues – The Norfolk Hotel in Surry Hills. The pub was packed out with a huge range of industry personalities for the highly anticipated announcement.

How To: Punch

As with any yarn involving the demon drink, an accurate account of Punch’s early life has long been washed away by the high tides of merriment and low tides of memory loss paired with the debilitating affects of hard living. Despite it’s sketchy past, interest in the lost art of Punch making is returning to bars the world over. Coupled with and authoritative work on the subject by drinks historian David Wondrich and you mightn’t be wrong in assuming that Punch is seeing a full blown comeback.