We got in touch with a few of our friends in this year’s WA Architecture Awards and asked ‘If your project was a cocktail, what would it be?’ From the classic and cool, to the fun and delicious – discover your favourite architectural tipple below.
REED HOUSE IS A… CLASSIC GIN MARTINI A limited palette, with three ingredients and nothing concealed. A martini, like Reed House, is incomplete without plant matter (always extra olives). Extra dirty, because she’s all about the garden. As a tradition famed by men, she’s well handled by a lady. And, I’ll have it stirred, thanks James. – Beth George, Architect
Ingredients 1 part vermouth 5 parts gin Ice
Garnish Green olives
Method Chill cocktail glass. Add ice and vermouth to a stirring glass and stir. Add gin to the stirring glass and stir for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute. Strain into the cocktail glass and garnish.
PRACC IS A… LAPHROAIG SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKEY It is clear, aromatic, blonde and powerful. A double shot is preferable. – Patrick Beale, Director of Advanced Timber Concepts Studio
Ingredients Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
Method Pour scotch into a tumbler. Serve neat.
HOUSE IS A… HANKY PANKY A classic hit of raw but satisfying bathtub style gin, fruity Italian undertones and the name says the rest. – Kris Keen, Keen Architecture
Ingredients 1 part gin 1 part sweet vermouth A dash of Fernet-Branca
Garnish Lemon twist
Method Chill cocktail glass. Add gin, sweet vermouth and Fernet-Branca to a stirring glass and stir for 20 seconds to chill and dilute. Strain into the cocktail glass and garnish.
MARINE IS A…WHITE RUSSIAN Tough like the name, the Marine residence is robust, white and on some rocks. – David Barr, David Barr Architects
Ingredients 1 part vodka 1 part coffee liqueur 1 part cream Ice
Method Fill short glass with ice. Add vodka and coffee liqueur. Pour cream on top.
MELVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IS A… MANHATTAN Brazen and strong, timeless and tasty. – Matthew Batchelor, COX Architects
Ingredients 1 part Bourbon 1 part sweet vermouth A dash of Angostura bitters A dash of orange bitters
Garnish Brandied cherry Orange twist
Method Chill cocktail glass. Add Bourbon, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters and orange bitters to a stirring glass and stir for 20 seconds to chill and dilute. Strain into the cocktail glass and garnish.
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Imagery: Ben Hosking, Dion Robeson, Jack Lovel, Neal Pritchard and Detail MC
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