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The Espresso Martini has well and truly become a prominent feature of the Australian cocktail scene. It’s one of the most popular orders at bars all around the country, which is no surprise given our love of coffee. Especially in Melbourne! With our strong coffee culture – for which we can thank post-war Italian migrants – we have embraced it with open arms, and eventually elevated it to superstar status.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED –
15mL coffee liqueur
45mL vodka (try our triple distilled version or the barrel aged vodka for a nice twist)
15mL sugar syrup
30mL espresso coffee
Coffee beans to garnish
HOW TO MAKE IT –
Pour coffee liqueur, vodka, sugar syrup, espresso coffee and ice into a cocktail shaker
Shake all ingredients (hard) and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with coffee beans or get really fancy and garnish with star anise and a cinnamon stick!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED –25mL bitter orange liqueur
25mL sweet vermouth
25mL gin. (Try our Wild Rose Gin with deep floral and citrus flavours)
Orange slice, to garnish
HOW TO MAKE IT –Add bitter orange liqueur, sweet vermouth, gin and ice to a tumbler glass. Add ice, then stir all ingredients until chilled. Garnish with an orange slice. Saluté!
OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL
It's a staple at every dark, smoky cocktail bar, and probably the cocktail of choice for Bogey himself! Perfect for a Friday night knock off or the closing act of a Saturday night on the town. As far as ingredients go, the Old Fashioned couldn't be simpler; just spirit, sugar, water and bitters. The easiest way to add some variety to your Old Fashioned is by changing up the base spirit. We recommend our barrel aged bourbon for a nice Kentucky style kick!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED -
10mL sugar syrup
3 dashes bitters
Orange and lemon twists for garnish.
HOW TO MAKE IT -
Add bourbon, sugar syrup and bitters to a glass. Add ice to glass and stir 5–6 times using a cocktail spoon. Garnish with orange and lemon twists and enjoy!