James Campbell

Lulu Bar


Maoritanga – A Way of Life

Glassware

Single Old Fashioned

GARNISH

Puffed pork crackling

INGREDIENTS

40ml Maker’s Mark

5ml Connemara

3 dashes Spiced manuka smoked bitters

10ml Vegetable stock cordial

5-10ml Kumara washed amaro

METHOD

Stirred/smoked

THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME

Ka tangi te Titi

Ka tango te Kaka

Ka tangi to hoki ahau

Tihei Mauri Ora!

The Titi is calling

The Kaka is calling

And I wish to call

Behold there is life!

With my entry, I wanted to give a toast/ode to my heritage being a Maori. Every time we get together, we always seem to cook so much food. We would use the method cooking food in the ground, which we call a hangi. So, with saying that I wanted to harness the flavours of smoked and steam food into my created cocktail.