ONE FOR THE ROAD
The cocktails that put the most considered Australian craft spirits to good use, with recipes from the best bartenders in the country. Sarah Cole-Bowen of New Normal Bar & Kitchen in Subiaco, Perth, has taken a pair of vodkas from James Young and his Old Young’s distillery up the road in Henley Brook and spliced them to delicious ends. “As there is no espresso in this cocktail, the coffee vodka provides the big coffee kick, while the smoked vodka leaves a lingering smooth and silky finish,” she says. “The two are a perfect combination.” We made it ourselves for the shot below and we wholeheartedly agree!
THE RECIPE SPILT MILK
30ml x Old Young’s Coffee Vodka 20ml x Old Young’s Smoked Vodka 30ml Bao Bao Milk Stout (by Black Brewing Co) 15ml simple syrup (water and sugar, 1:1) Tiny tiny pinch of salt Spice mix (clove, star anise, cinnamon, cocoa nibs and freeze dried coffee – all ground to a fine powder)
Add all ingredients (except for spice mix) into shaker tins with ice. Shake hard to achieve a nice, thick foam density. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a line of spice mix across the middle of the foam. Enjoy!