Bar Tag: Stuart Morrow, Baxter Inn

Bar Tag, Bars, Drink, Sydney / 31 August 2016

Bar Tag is restoring your inner health one cocktail at a time

Let’s not deny it, a cocktail every once in a while is good for us. Good for our moods at least. But can a cocktail be good for our bodies as well? This weeks Bar Tag secret ingredient may say yes. Baxter Inn‘s Stuart ‘Chewy’ Morrow (who was nominated by Thalita Gabriela Alves from Bulletin Place) took on the interesting task of turning probiotic super drink Yakult into a delicious (and nutritious) cocktail. The One a Day cocktail is certainly one we can see ourselves drinking once a day.

With an impressive 750 whiskies on the shelf (and a very impressive shelf displaying them all), you could definitely say Baxter Inn is whiskey focused. All you diehard whisky enthusiasts will be in heaven. And they know exactly what they’re doing behind the bar. You name it, they can make it. But sometimes the classics are always a winner. Serving 500 old fashioned ($20) cocktails a week is a big ask so The Baxter Inn team came up with the ingenious idea to put the classic on tap. When a cocktail is this popular you know it’ll be one to try.
Stuart Chewy Morrow
No biggie if whisky isn’t your thing. While primarily whisky based, the gang at The Baxter Inn are passionate about all good drinks, whether they be cocktails, beer or wine. While the dark interior of the bar may have you feeling like you’ve walked into an American style saloon, the Sicario cocktail (Jalapeño washed tequila, mezcal, pineapple, coriander, lime and whites, $19) will have you feeling like you’re lounging on the beaches of Mexico.
Next week we’re visiting Andres Walters and cocktail mecca Lobo Plantation. Sweet and savoury collide with his nominated ingredient…cream cheese. Turns out it’s not just used as a bagel spread.
bar tag yakult cocktail
One a Day Cocktail Recipe
20ml Beefeater Gin
20ml Yellow Chartreuse
20ml Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
20ml Rhubarb  and orange cordial w/ cirtric acid
1 bottle of Yakult (thickened with xanthe gum)
1 egg whit4e
1. Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker
2. Shake vigorously to emulsify
3. Strain into a glass and garnish with a squeeze of lemon peel
The Baxter Inn
152-156 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000
Mon – Sat 4pm – 1am