Cocktail Hour: The Firebird

Dave (David Hawk), mixologist, has created a Firebird inspired cocktail, specially for our online opening night premiere!

Dig through your cupboards and see what you have, and join us at 5pm on Facebook for a full tutorial with Dave.

Make sure to plate up some delicious canapes and drink responsibly, we’ve provided an alcohol-free mocktail also.

The Firebird

45 ml Gin

30 ml Dry Vermouth

20 ml Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)

20 ml Crème de Cassis (or other berry liqueur eg. Framboise or chambord)

15 ml Egg white

Combine all ingredients in shaker. Add ice and shake heavily. Strain into martini glass and garnish.

At Home Firebird

45 ml Gin

20 ml Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)

2 spoons of Raspberry Jam (or any other jam you can find in your cupboard)

15 ml Egg White

Combine all ingredients in jar. Add ice to ¾ full, put-on lid and shake vigorously. Pour into short glass (including ice) and garnish with something from your living room.

Alcohol-free Firebird

90 ml Grape Juice (or any other juice you can find in your cupboard eg. cranberry)

30 ml Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)

1 tsp Caster Sugar

15 ml Egg White

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake heavily. Strain into martini glass and garnish.

David Hawk

David Hawk has, for many years, been at the forefront of cocktail culture in New Zealand. He formally owned and operated multi award-winning Auckland cocktail bars, Suite and Crowbar, and was twice recognised as New Zealand Bar Operator of the Year.

These days, David has a hospitality consultancy business which assists clients to open venues and launch spirits brands. Last summer, he was involved in the launch to market of Waiheke Distilling Co., a gin distillery on Waiheke Island, to great acclaim. More recently, he has assisted Reefton Distilling Co. to design their new Visitor Centre on the West Coast of the South Island, as well as developing their Brand Advocacy programme for Little Biddy Gin.

David has a passion for beautiful things, whether they be great cocktails or the arts, and was excited to combine these in this short video for The Firebird.

The Firebird The Firebird, by the Royal New Zealand Ballet, July 2021. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court

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