In this special gift set, enjoy your choice of a 500ml Classic Cocktail from The Everleigh Bottling Co., alongside a copy 'A Spot at the Bar' written by Michael & Zara Madrusan.
'Easily the best Australian cocktail book published to date' — Pat Nourse, Gourmet Traveller
From an aperitif at sundown, a nightcap in the early hours, right through to a hair of the dog the morning after, in the internationally acclaimed team from Melbourne's The Everleigh, invite you on a wild and romantic journey in celebration of the golden era of drinking and entertaining.
With more than three hundred recipes for fond and forgotten classic cocktails, including our favourite variations, A Spot at the Bar will transport you back to the golden era of elegant drinking. Tips and tricks for hosting the perfect soirée, what to pour into your punchbowl and how to dress with savvy style, round out a cocktail book like no other.
Select your cocktail from the following:
Described by author H.L. Mencken as ‘the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet’, the iconic gin Martini is arguably the purist of all classic cocktails. Our preferred style is ‘wet’, comprising of two parts gin, one part dry vermouth.
Ingredients: Gin, Dolin dry vermouth, orange bitters, water. Serve ice cold in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist, pickled onion or green olive.
Standard Drinks: 9.5; ALC: 24%; Vol: 500ML
The Negroni first made a stir in Italy in 1919 and is now internationally recognised as the ultimate pre-dinner cocktail. Reviewed as ‘one of the best Negronis we’ve ever had. Anywhere. Ever.’ by World’s 50 Best Bars, our secret is quality ingredients in perfect balance.
Ingredients: Gin, sweet vermouth, Campari and water. Serve ice cold in a rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.
Standard Drinks: 9.1; ALC: 23%; Vol: 500ML
The Manhattan is a sophisticated classic cocktail that dates back to the 1870s. A perfect marriage of spicy American rye and delicate Italian sweet vermouth this drink is well suited to pre or post dinner drinking.
Ingredients: Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, water. Simply chill, then pour into an ice cold cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Standard Drinks: 10.7; ALC: 27%; Vol: 500ml
There are many ways to make this popular spirit-driven classic. Our version is what we call the Old Old Fashioned: no over-dilution, no salad, just great whiskey, bitters and sugar. An excellent night cap to be enjoyed with little interruption.
Ingredients: Bourbon, Angostura Bitters & Sugar. Simply chill, then pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a twist of orange and lemon
Standard drinks: 13; ALC: 33%; Vol: 500ml
The Coffee House combines coffee liqueur and 100% blue agave Tequila for a spicy riff on a caffeinated classic. This rich, robust cocktail is an Everleigh original and has quickly become a Melbourne cult favourite.
Ingredients: House coffee liqueur, tequila and orange bitters. Simply chill, then pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Standard Drinks: 9.5; ALC: 24%; Vol: 500ml
A Spot At The Bar: Hardcover, 224 pages.