OZ Red Snapper or Mangrove Jack?!
2015’s newest Cocktail
Australia Day is just around the corner! How will you be celebrating? We suggest that you do it with style and 'the Locals'! Our #1 suggestion is the new OZ Red Snapper Cocktail from Andre de Villiers of Melbourne’s Cocktail Kombi.
It’s a new Chutney Cocktail. Have you tried them yet?
This new cocktail is an Oz variation on the Red Snapper, which is itself a variation on the classic Bloody Mary. In the hands of mixologist, Andre it’s a taste sensation. It’s spicy ‘tomatoey’ with an indescribable savoury flavour thanks to the addition of our Riberry Chutney. And the local Gin base (we used Australis Botanic) adds an additional indigenous touch.
Andre de Villiers’
OZ Red Snapper
60 ml Botanic Australis Gin
5ml Lemon juice
150ml Tomato juice
dash of Worcestershire sauce
3 - 5ml green habanero Hot Sauce (to taste)
salt + pepper (Optional - to taste)
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and toss gently.
Strain into an ice filled tall ‘Collins’ type glass, garnish with celery stick. (Cocktail onions on a skewer and/or Prawn optional!)
Chutney Cocktails start where Jam cocktails end. They’re less sweet and a touch spicier with an intriguing palate taste for an added cocktail ‘twist’. (Chutneys seem to have just that touch of ‘hard to describe’ sophisticated flavour that jam infused cocktails miss.)
Australia Day is the last big holiday of the summer and possibly your last chance to catch up with family and friends to hangout and chillax for months. We couldn’t think of a better ‘partner’ than an OZ Red Snapper.
Or should it be renamed? OZ Red Snapper or Mangrove Jack?
Your thoughts and ideas please!