Alex Brown

Union Electric


Stolen Dance

Glassware

Old Fashioned

GARNISH

Coconut Gel

INGREDIENTS

45ml Bowmore No. 1

20ml Recycled orange zest infused coconut water

10ml Sample pale ale and salted vanilla bean reduction

10ml Peppercorn infused pineapple juice

10ml Lime Juice

15ml Milk

METHOD

Clarified milk punch

THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME

When you look back in time hopefully there are a few memories that are stand outs. What I mean by standout are defining moments in your life which contribute positively to your growth and understanding of the world around you. A turning point in the road. It could be, a change of lifestyle, a new destination, a new career. For me it was an acceptance. An acceptance for where I was heading and being at peace with it. It was like a ray of sun broke the clouds. Actually, it did literally.

Rewind four years ago. The standard early twenties questioning of what in the world you are doing. I found myself on a very poorly planned camping trip to some part of the southeast coast of Queensland. Seven people crammed into one ute, two of them standing in the tray. Just one of the many dumb things you do when you're a little younger. Anyway, we pulled up and did what we did for the rest of the night battling mild intoxication, bugs and a lack of basic camping equipment. The next morning as the first rays of sun broke the sky line over the bay, I was woken up by the song Stolen Dance by Milky Chance pumping through the speakers (thankfully one thing we got right) and handed a fresh beverage through the folds of my swag. I struggled out had a seat in my chair and then had a swig. For some reason up until that very moment I was anxious about almost everything concerning my life trajectory. But, from that moment onwards I realised that I was right where I needed to be. Having a whisky on the beach and embracing what was to come.

The Stolen Dance brings together this moment in time and two of my favourite drinks the 'Pina Colada' and the 'Pain Killer' with an Islay twist clarified in a milk punch style.

I hope you enjoy. I raise my glass to you.

VIC

The Shake Up & Barbies and Boilers

Union Electric

The Shake Up is about how bartenders through the medium of a drink or drinks competition and with the support from a global media platform like The Blend have the ability to elevate, educate, promote and influence consciousness of these critical topics at a grassroots and global level.

During 10th-24th February, a series of 5 minute video discussions will be posted to instagram with a bar tender, bar manager or bar owner at the bar they work at or their favourite bar. It will feature the Stolen Dance cocktail as the centre piece of the questions. the idea behind the stolen dance cocktail was personal growth and understanding of the world around to make a positive contribution. The major question asked in each video will be... Why are Bartenders in a unique position to have a positive contribution to the world around us?

Each video will have a slightly different topic. Over the course of the activation they will have guests discuss many different topics like, sustainability of our world, sustainability of body and mind, science of booze, starting small business etc. all to gain engagement from the bar world and consumers alike for a bit of insight into our industry.

At the end of each video segment, they will play a secret sound. A sound familiar to bar tenders! If you can guess the secret sound every day and send it in the listener will go into the draw to win a bottle of Bowmore 12 and a batched bottle of the Stolen Dance cocktail. If they can guess the secret sound any day they will be able to go to the bar and quote the secret sound to receive 10% off their stolen dance cocktail.

On the Friday afternoons of the 14th and the 21st Union Electric will host a barbeque with donations recieved going to the Red Cross and Australian wildlife rescue organisation. Everyone who contirbutes will receive 10% off the stolen dance cocktail. Mini boiler makers of Bowmore 12 will be promoted with every beer purchase with 10% also going to charity.