Cocktail of the Month with Black Bush
Paul Rocks, bar supervisor at Aether & Echo
Winter is Coming cocktail
In the latest of a regular series, we ask local bartenders to showcase a signature serve featuring the superb premium spirits brands presented by Proximo. Paul Rocks, bar supervisor at Aether & Echo, creates a classic cocktail featuring Black Bush.
The featured spirit in this month’s signature serve is Black Bush.
Winter Is Coming
50ml Black Bush
10ml Green Chartreuse
20ml lemon juice
30ml apple, cinnamon and clove shrub
Single egg white
Garnished with apple and clove fan
Paul Rocks presents Winter is Coming, his cocktail which lifted the top award of Bushmills Cocktail Bartender of the Year at the Sky Bar of the Year Awards 2016 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
About the Bartender
Paul Rocks started his career in the trade back in 2008 at The Spaniard as a bar back, moving onto Muriels before taking a break to finish his A Levels. Before university, he worked in The Stiff Kitten for six or seven months and then returned to the trade in his final year of study, in The National Grand Café just after it had opened and was at its busiest. After a year and a half, Paul moved onto Aether & Echo and he left for a nine-month stint to pick up more experience in high volume cocktails at Sweet Afton and The Perch before returning this year. Paul enjoys how the trade is constantly evolving. There’s always something new, something different,” he says.
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