Taking Tiki uptown with a twist.
"We were fortunate enough to have the fantastic people at Tambo rine Mountain Distillery come up with a honey liqueur for us at Sky Room," says Cam Birt, co-owner of Brisbane bars Sky Room and The Bowery. "We wanted to create a sophisticated Tiki-style drink served straight up, and having an affinity for Sailor Jerry spiced rum, we thought this would be a good fit." Easy drinking and refreshing, it's a drink, he says, that typifies the Sky Room style, "a throwback to the simple rum-punch-Tiki drinks of the 1950s". Sky Room, 2/234 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Qld, (07) 3852 4718.
SKY ROOM'S MISS HONEY RYDER
Shake 50ml Sailor Jerry rum, 15ml Tamborine Mountain Distillery honey liqueur, 20ml fresh pineapple juice, 15ml lime juice, and a dash of bitters with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with an orange twist and serve.