Mr Miller’s Boiler Maker

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As we’ve mentioned previously, recipes aren’t why we’re here. But as we’ve also mentioned previously, Boilermaker bend that particular rule over its knee and give it a good disciplinary hiding. (Got to love boilermakers for their unruly behaviour.)

This particular side-stepping of the recipe-rules comes all the way from those Antipodean arbiters of liquid taste, Broadsheet. They commissioned the boys at Melbourne’s Go Go Bar (which, incidentally, stands beneath a restaurant called Chin Chin. Small world.) to conjure ‘five martinis for five days’… But what, I hear you ask, does a shot-and-a-beer have to do with the line-up of intriguing washes, smokes and other such variations?

Candice Longmire, it seems has the answer.

It’s name is Mr Miller’s Boiler Maker. And for it, we are a thousand times grateful. Not to mention just a little Wednesday afternoon inspired. Even if it doesn’t actually involve any beer. (Fellas, break out the Westbourne Strength! Incoming!)

Directions:

‘Mr Miller’s Boiler Maker’ is the martini version of the bartender’s favourite ‘beer and a shot’, matching up spicy Goslings Rum rinse with Martin Miller’s Westbourne strength and Antica Formula. … You drink this by sipping the martini and then tasting the shot of rum and working your way back and forth.

60ml Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
3 Bar spoons Antica Formula Vermouth
30ml Goslings Rum
Big Ass Orange Twist

Rinse your glass by placing ice in a Martini glass and pouring Goslings Rum over the ice. In a mixing glass place the Millers and Antica Formula, add some sexy ice and stir down until cold and delicious. With a Julep strainer, hold back the ice in your Martini glass and pour the Rum into a shot glass, spinning the glass as you pour. Julep-strain the Martini into your rinsed glass, zest the orange twist and serve. Best way to enjoy ‘Mr Miller’s Boiler Maker’ is to have a sip of the martini, wait for the rum to come through, sip your rum and go back to your martini, repeat.

Source: Broadsheet
Photo credit: Peter Tarasiuk