A savoury drink isn’t quite a ‘liquid lunch’ – it’s best to think of this one as more of an entrée or a side dish. Regulars of The Everleigh know exactly how we feel about savoury drinks. Let’s be honest, anything with hot sauce in it is delicious, right?
As a family we’re unashamed fans of all things hot and spicy. As a result, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to prove there’s more to savoury drinks than just the Bloody Mary. What’s more, you don’t have to be hungover to drink them!
What makes a savoury cocktail so exciting is the pizzazz with which weird and wonderful flavours are combined. A little muddled cucumber here, a sprinkle of black pepper there and a dash of fresh lime for good measure.
Go on, step outside that sweet, citrusy box and start with a simple salt rim. We guarantee you won’t regret it.
One of our newest creations. It tastes like a salad. Deeeelicious.
30 ml gin
22 ml manzanilla sherry
15 ml lemon juice
15 ml sugar syrup
7 ml sherry vinegar
2 dashes hot sauce
4 cherry tomatoes (reserve 1 to garnish)
freshly cracked black pepper, to garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker and muddle. Add ice and shake. Strain into a frozen double rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a halved cherry tomato on a toothpick and black pepper.
If you like a little smoke, swap the hot sauce for chipotle and only add one dash instead of two.
This one is by far our most popular savoury cocktail.
22ml sugar syrup
5 fresh lime chunks
6 cucumber slices (reserve 3 to garnish)
2-3 dashes hot sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker wiht ice. Shake and strain into a frozen cocktail glass. Garnish with salt, black pepper and remaining cucumber slices.
22ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes hot sauce
2 dashes worcestershire sauce
lemon twist, to garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a frozen cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
This is an edited extract from A Spot at the Bar by Michael Madrusan and Zara Young, published by Hardie Grant. RRP $45.00. Available in stores nationally.