Cocktails with Balcony Byron Bay
Balcony Bar & Oyster Co is a Byron institution. Not only do they offer amazing food (and oysters), they serve up some beautiful cocktails championing local spirits and ingredients.
Balcony was one of our first supporters when we launched Ink Gin in 2015. In fact, they were the first bar in the state to serve up Ink Gin batch 1.
We’ve had a long love affair with Balcony, so we thought it was high time we share a couple of our favourite Balcony cocktails with you.
COCKTAIL ONE: CRACKING A GOOD TIME
This is an Instagram classic - we’ve shared this cocktail a few times, and are always asked for the recipe. So here it is!
45ml Ink Gin
15ml Peach Liqueur
Dash Peach Puree
Method: Add peach puree to glass, followed by peach liqueur, ice and then tonic. Pour Ink Gin on top to create a gorgeous layered cocktail. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and edible flowers, and stir before drinking.
COCKTAIL TWO: BUTTERFLY PEA SOUR
This is a floral twist on the classic sour. It’s beautiful and seriously delicious.
45ml Ink Gin
30ml Lemon Juice
15ml St Germain
15ml Vanilla Sugar Syrup
15ml Egg White
Method: Add all ingredients to a boston - except ice. Shake it. Then add ice and shake it again. This technique is to create the foamy top and velvety texture. Garnish with edible flowers.