Last night Captain Melville welcomed Elite Yelpers and their guests for a night of true blue Aussie fun. There was time to knock back a few beers while the crowd arrived in style courtesy of our friends at Uber who privided free rides for the evening.
Kicking off with a Sundown Australian Lager from James Squire and some gooey cheezy mozzarella balls with salsa verde, Yelpers were challenged to use a secret Aussie phrase in their conversation with the aim of finding their counterpart in the room. Onlookers thought we were carrying on like pork chops, I'm certain, but it made for a lot of laughs and high spirits in the room.
Speaking of high spirits… Andre created a very special cocktail for Yelpers using Monkey Shoulder whiskey and some other delicious ingredients. Topped with one of his home-made boozy whisky cherries, Yelpers made short work of these and wondered about he secret ingredients. Well, there's no need to get your knickers in a knot because I can now present the recipe in full:
The Monkey's Yelp
60ml Monkey Shoulder Whisky
15ml Lemon Juice
1tsp Fig Jam
10ml Rose water
- Shake and strain in to a glass filled with crushed ice. Top with a boozy cherry.
Thankfully Capi sent us some mineral water to keep the hydration levels up after all the cocktail shaking that Yelpers did while learning how to make this drink. Next were some chicken betel leaves and the famed pork belly and crab sliders. Both got thumbs up all round, though the pork won out as crowd favourite in a not-so-very official poll. Bloody oath, they were good!
A great night was had by all. Indeed, you could say it was better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick.
Until next time, see you round like a rissole (on Yelp)!
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