Recipe from Mixologist Arthur Wynne, Crystalbrook Kingsley
Its rooftop bar is named after the building’s original architect Frederick Romberg, and in keeping with the theme, Newcastle’s iconic Crystalbrook Kingsley has named its latest cocktail after the Novocastrian responsible for reimagining the five-star hotel.
Romberg’s Barney Collins is an ode to the local who loves landscape design and has a special fondness for whiskey.
It is the brainchild of head bartender Arthur Wynne – best known for his sharp eye for quality, flare and creativity.
45ml Chivas Regal
15ml House Akavit
30ml Wattleseed Syrup
2 Dash Citric Acid Top with Soda
2x Cucumber Ribbon Slice
1x Slice Lemon Zest
1x Piece Dehydrated Dulse.
Stack a chilled high-ball glass with ice. Using a jigger add your Chivas Regal, House Akavit, wattleseed syrup and citric acid. Top with your favourite soda and stir until combine.
For your garnish, use a peeler or paring knife to slice cucumber ribbons. Slicing you ribbons thin will help with flexibility when dressing the glass. Gently spiral the cucumber around the inside of your glass.
Arrange your lemon zest and dehydrated dulse to sit atop your very own Barney Collins Arthur’s
Tip: Twist your garnish ingredients before adding them to your cocktail. This will add subtle flavours and aromatics to your creation.