The beautiful human that is Max Allison took out the gong at our Damn Fine West Winds Gin cocktail competition this year. Usually you would find him behind the stick at the infamous Boilermaker House on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne's CBD but he is pulling up stumps and flying off to the land of the "free" (hopefully to drink and create some amazing bourbon cocktails). So here is his drink Blood & Oak for y'all to bask in.
30ml West Winds Cutlass
20ml Bush tomato spiced red capsicum juice
20ml Applewood distillery Okar
20ml Custom barrel-aged Kellybrook method traditionelle apple cider
Dash 2:1 Gomme
Shaken, served neat
Garnished with Kangaroo apple flowers
Farewell Max! Good luck in the United States!