The Private Walker

I have a couple of friends who complain about visiting Perth and finding a fruit accompaniment on the side of every serve, admittedly they’re from Melbourne and tend to think anything that can’t be reached on a tram can’t be up to much. It did however raise a smile when I noticed that the Perth entrant  came with a bright orange fruit accoutrement.

The drink sounds as though in would work well, and I’m a sucker for a PX rinse these days, perhaps the subliminal use on Masterchef masterclasses is making an impact.

The Private Walker

45ml Apricot Infused Johnnie Walker Platinum Label
10ml Bertrand Nougat Liqueur
5ml Maple Syrup
Dash of Walnut bitters
Dash of Peychauds bitters
Pedro Ximinez (Alvear) rinse
Apricot soda and nougat on the side

This drink was created as part of the launch of Johnnie Walker Platinum Label in Australia. Eight bars, across the country, were selected to receive the liquid ahead of general trade and had the chance to come up with a signature serve to make the most of the spirits versatility and showcase their bars style and service.


3 thoughts on “The Private Walker

  1. Thanks for the kind words!

    Unfortunately it’s a bit of a catch 22 in Perth where half of the population is still stuck in the (dark) drinking culture of the 70s and 80s – well at my former above mentioned venue anyway – that was dominated by sweet, fruity and liqueur heavy drinks. So like I mention the video it’s designed as a drink that is approachable for everyone.

    As you may be able to see the video is quite heavily edited and has some bits cut out – the bit where explain the purpose of the side of soda being one bit! The accompaniment is actually very light (10 parts water to 5 parts apricot nectar to 1 part lemon juice) and it is designed as a palate cleanser, so that each sip is like your first.

    Here is to changing Perth drinking culture, one fruit accompaniment at the time! Cheers


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