King George Square Vermouth Cocktail
King George Square Vermouth Cocktail

King George Square Vermouth Cocktail


"This cocktail comes from Edward Quatermass, a buddy of mine who lives in Brisbane. He left the naming of this drink up to me – not my strong suit! So I decided to keep it simple and name it after a beautiful public space in Brisbane that was named after King George V." - Shaun Byrnes.

25mL Maidenii sweet vermouth
25mL Plantation pineapple rum
25mL rye whiskey
Ice cubes, for mixing
Absinthe, for rinsing
Lemon twist, to garnish


Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass and top with ice cubes.

Stir, to chill and dilute, for about 20 seconds.

Strain into a chilled rocks glass rinsed with absinthe (see page 78) and garnish with a lemon twist.

Credits: This is an edited extract from The Book Of Vermouth by Shaun Byrne & Gilles Lapalus published by Hardie Grant Books RRP $39.99 AU and is available in stores nationally.

Photo Credits: Jack Hawkins.

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