Black’s Leisure Suit

Taking it easy with a late-spring refresher.

Teage Ezard's Black restaurant has barely opened and yet the bar already has plenty of buzz, not least of all for this refreshing apéritif. The Leisure Suit's name, says bartender Michael Chiem, stems not from 1980s computer game favourite Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards so much as from his philosophy that a bar should make for a marriage of business and pleasure, of professionalism and conviviality. "I have no secret mixing tips to share, unfortunately," he says, "but a good start to making a good drink would be never to compromise on the quality of your ingredients." Black by Ezard, Level G, Harbourside, The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, NSW, 1800 700 700. 

BLACK'S LEISURE SUIT
Muddle a thick slice of cucumber in the bottom of a shaker or tin, add ice, 50ml Plymouth gin, 15ml Védrenne elderflower cordial, 30ml cloudy apple juice and a very small dash of rosewater and shake hard. Pour through a fine strainer into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with dried rosebuds and serve frosty.


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