101 Best New Cocktails: White Walker by Sky Huo, Earl’s Juke Joint, Sydney, NSW, Australia

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 12th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

White Walker

Sky Huo, Earl’s Juke Joint, Sydney, NSW, Australia

White Walker Huo Shimeng

“Basically, it’s a white tequila Martinez. Dolin Blanc works as a connection of blanco tequila and maraschino liqueur. This drink is simple and easy to make. But different variations of tequila or mezcal could be used.” Sky Huo

White Walker45 ml (1.5 oz) Don Julio blanco tequila

20 ml (.66 oz) Dolin blanc vermouth

10 ml (.33 oz) Luxardo maraschino liqueur

1 dash Fee Brothers lemon bitters

1 lemon twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  My dreams are coming true this year inasmuch as many very accomplished bartenders seem to be sending relatively uncomplicated cocktail recipes to me, and this is a sign, I think, that the tides are turning back to simplicity—it’s a trend that I really like.

That said, I also encourage bartenders to keep pushing the envelope, and using their creativity to the max—without the innovators, we might stagnate a little, and that would never do.

This drink works absolutely perfectly, and Sky, who I met a few years ago, really knows her craft inside out.  I’m so happy to include her recipe here this year.


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