Ben Newman

Bedford Soda & Liquor


The Swan Song

Glassware

Coupe

GARNISH

Zig zag cut orange twist

INGREDIENTS

50ml Sipsmith London Dry

10ml Cocchi americano

5ml Dry Vermouth

8-10ml Lemon, orange, juniper OLEO saccharum

METHOD

Stirred

THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME

This cocktail is a full stop at the end of the long love affair I had with a gin bar.

When completing my last shift after 2 years of ups and downs, having learned my trade there and taught it to others, I finally moved on for good. This cocktail embodies the class, elegance, and simplicity of the bar and of Sipsmith London Dry. This cocktail is my Swan Song.

World Bartender Day at Bedford

Bedford soda and liquor

I'm using a bar-top chalkboard to advertise the drink in the bar, as well as both myself and my bars social media posting the drink. I'm waiting to hear back about a potential radio spot as well on Hauraki or George fm. My instagram is @thenewman8r and the bar is @bedfordballers.