Paula Galvez

Ronnie Nights


Manhalia

Glassware

Low bowl

GARNISH

Fresh salt bush over big ice rock

INGREDIENTS

50ml Jim Beam Rye

20ml Home made wattle see and Tasmanian pepper berry vermouth

3 dashes Lemon myrtle & Tasmanian pepper leaf

METHOD

Stirred

THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME

When I heard about the inspiration of the drink, a toast to, it was very easy to get inspired by.

My toast goes to the wonderful land of Australia, the country that I chose as my new homeland.

It is a tough one to decide to leave your entire life, family and friends behind, to live in a foreign country, with a new culture and other language. In this case, it wasn’t that hard to imagine settling down in this beautiful and multicultural country, with plenty of new challenges and a unique flora & fauna.

This is why I knew what to do. Using mainly native spices and herbs from this soil, I wanted to make something special. Utilising Jim Beam Rye whiskey, being one of the most consumed whiskeys in Australia, I thought to make a Manhattan (biggest American rye whiskey cocktail) with a twist, an Australian version of the cocktail with all original and native ingredients. As the “cherry” of the cocktail, I’m using an ice rock to make a commemoration of Uluru, the heart of Australia. An Aussie version of the classic cocktail.

Because Australia gave me the opportunity to grow as a professional chef and now, the new adventure being a bartender, I want to make a toast and say out loud cheers for this country.

World Bartender Day at Ronnie Nights

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Manhalia will be available to purchase at Ronnie Nights from 10-24th February. Follow @ronnie_nights_fremantle on Instagram to see more of this drink.