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GLASSWARE WE'RE LOVING FOR OUR NEW AUSTRALIAN RUM COCKTAILS

14 August 2023

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Great cocktails deserve great glassware. 

Beyond mere aesthetics, the right glassware is vital for enhancing aromas, flavours, and presentation. Different cocktail glasses are carefully designed to complement specific drink types, allowing the beverage to breathe, concentrating aromas for the nose, and guiding the liquid's flow to the palate in a way that maximizes taste. The visual appeal of a well-crafted cocktail is also heightened by the choice of glass, elevating the drink to a multisensory masterpiece.

With our new cocktail menu launching at Brix Distillery Bar, we wanted to spotlight some great glassware we are loving from RIEDEL, featuring our new Rum tipples. You'll also find some cocktail wisdom from Brix Beverage Manager, Aiden Fotheringham, about the harmony of unique flavours featured in each new drink.

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THE VIAJERO

- RIEDEL DRINK SPECIFIC GLASSWARE -

ROCKS GLASS 

The RIEDEL Rocks Glass design caters to the use of a standard large Old Fashioned-style ice cube, sitting comfortably within the glass. The substantial weight of the glass adds a tactile element, enhancing the overall sensory satisfaction as you hold the Viajero in your hand.

"The Viajero is all about balancing bold standout flavours with a subtle touch. Introducing in the slight heat and smokey flavours of the ancho pepper and tempering it with the sweet juiciness of in-season mandarins, allows the shrub and Australian Rum to merge and be rounded out by a touch of floral sweetness." 

CREATE THE VIAJERO

 

60ML BRIX AUSTRALIAN RUM

15ML ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR 

10ML SUGAR

10ML RED VERMOUTH

8ML ANCHO MANDARIN SHRUB

DRIED MANDARIN FAN + MARASCHINO CHERRY TO GARNISH

METHOD

1) Add 60ml Brix Australian Rum plus all other ingredients to a mixing glass

2) Stir for 30 seconds to desired dilution, tasting as you  go

 

3) Strain into a RIEDEL Rocks Glass

4) Garnish with a dried mandarin fan + maraschino cherry

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RUM RIBELLIONE

- RIEDEL DRINK SPECIFIC GLASSWARE -

DOUBLE ROCKS GLASS  

In its larger capacity, the RIEDEL Double Rocks Glass accommodates longer cocktails, providing ample space to experiment with various ice styles + playing with mixer ratios. This glass proves itself as the optimal choice for concocting a Rum Ribellione, a cocktail that calls for a touch of cola to complement the character of the Brix Australian Rum.

 

"This Rum-forward industry favourite shows off a refreshing side to the Brix Australian Rum where no ingredient competes for attention; instead, they harmoniously interact, enhancing each other's distinct qualities."

CREATE THE RUM RIBELLIONE

 

60ML BRIX AUSTRALIAN RUM

10ML FERNET 

15ML HONEY SOLUTION

SPLASH OF LIME

COLA

DEHYDRATED LIME WHEEL TO GARNISH

METHOD

1) Add 60ml Brix Australian Rum, 10ml fernet,  15ml honey solution + a splash of lime to a mixing glass

2) Stir for 30 seconds to desired dilution, tasting as you  go

3) Strain into a RIEDEL Double Rocks Glass

4) Top with cola + garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel

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BRIXENHURST

- RIEDEL DRINK SPECIFIC GLASSWARE -

NICK & NORA GLASS

A fantastic version of this sophisticated glassware that's perfect for reinventing a classic whisky cocktail with a Brix Rum twist. The glass's impeccable design is particularly well-suited for short yet strong drinks, while the elegance of this RIEDEL glass beautifully highlights the stunning color of the Australian Rum cocktail. This combination not only elevates the presentation but also underscores the intricate flavours of the Brixenhurst.

"In building the new Brix cocktail menu, we substituted Brix Australian Rum into many classic whisky cocktails and they all worked, proving you can seamlessly reinvent classic cocktails with a Brix Rum twist."

CREATE BRIXENHURST

 

45ML BRIX AUSTRALIAN RUM

30ML DRY VERMOUTH

5ML CYNAR

10ML MARASCHINO 

LIME TWIST TO GARNISH

METHOD

1) Add 45ml Brix Australian Rum plus all other ingredients to a mixing glass

2) Stir for 30 seconds to desired dilution, tasting as you  go

 

3) Strain into a RIEDEL Nick & Nora glass 

4) Garnish with a lemon twist

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TARTE AUX CASISS

- RIEDEL DRINK SPECIFIC GLASSWARE -

SOUR GLASS 

The RIEDEL Sour Glass lends itself to this fat wash take on a sour perfectly. The Sour Glass shape shows you the lovely layering and cascading you want out of a sour, and the flair lip ensures you get that nice creamy head delivered through the whole drink. 

"When sipping a good sour you expect that smooth creamy mouthfeel, so with a butter fat wash added to the Brix Australian Rum, we have doubled down on that expectation. The Rum, butter and casiss trio, with the sour background, combine together to deliver a creamy, yet tart, dessert like texture on the palate." 

CREATE TARTE AUX CASSIS

 

60ML FAT WASH BRIX AUSTRALIAN RUM

15ML CASISS

20ML HONEY SOLUTION

20ML FRESH LEMON JUICE

15ML EGG WHITE

BITTERS TO GARNISH

METHOD

1) Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker & fill with ice

 

2) Shake hard until the shaker becomes ice cold

 

3) Strain into a RIEDEL Sour Glass

 

4) Garnish with a bespoke bitters pattern

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To experience these brand-new Brix Australian Rum cocktails, visit us at Brix Distillery Bar from Wednesday - Sunday in the heart of Surry Hills.

-MEET BRIX BEVERAGE MANAGER, AIDEN FOTHERINGHAM-

 

Aiden is the creative genius behind the new Brix signature cocktail menu. His passion for creating cocktails with unique flavour profiles highlights the versatility of Australian Craft Rum and will have you craving a Rum sipper in no time.  

 

 You can find Aiden shaking, stirring and mixing up Brix Rum at our venue or leading our Distillery experiences, from our Rum Cocktail Classes to Rum Spicing Masterclass. Give him a shout next time you stop in to Brix Distillery Bar.

Cheers, Aiden!

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