MEET THE MAKER | MATTEO BARNETT
Describe where you work.
I’m a spiritualist advisor at the Cape Byron Distillery, Byron Bay. The distillery is located in the hinterland of Byron on a property that farms macadamia nuts and features a sub-tropical rainforest, part of a regeneration project (and passion) over the past 30 years of the Brook family.
Maybe my corkscrew slash bottle opener?
vintage cocktail shakers and my quiver of surf boards
Latest book, movie, iPod cast?
Barbarian Days by William Finnegan- A memoir about a life-long infatuation with surfing.
Salt water and sunshine
Music that gets you toe tapping?
Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, Paul Simon, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Notorious B.I.G.
For drinking – a large sphere of ice. It looks impressive in the glass, keeps the drink cold and dilutes the drink at a slower rate
For eating – I am an enthusiast for all types of cheese and pairs well with cocktails
Too many to list and I’m a bit biased, so it would be Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin, Tequila, single malt whisky and Stone & Wood Beer….
Sayulita Cocktail Recipe
45ml Patron Silver tequila
30ml Fresh squeezed Pink grapefruit
15ml Fresh lime
15ml agave syrup
Garnish: habanero chilli chopped & wedge of lime, optional salt rim
Method: shake with ice and strain over ice filled glass