Morries, a small bar and restaurant in Margaret River, is making cocktail drinking practically healthy this silly season.
Exclusive to Morries, Indian Summer is a sugar-free turmeric and blood orange gin and tonic created by bartender Billy Phillips and is set to be this festive season’s hottest cocktail.
“Turmeric is known for its health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties, blood orange and citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C and anti-oxidants and we make the tonic in-house packing it full of probiotics,” says Phillips, the WA Good Food Guide’s 2017 Barman of the Year.
“What many people don’t realise is that standard tonic water is full of sugar, it’s almost as high as coke-a-cola. We make our turmeric tonic sugar-free, using agave and honey to sweeten it.
“Indian Summer contains four kinds of citrus juice, lemon, lime, grapefruit and blood orange, it’s crazy delicious.
“Gin is typically made with juniper berries, coriander, cassia bark, angelica root and rosemary and other herbs, I’d say it’d be the healthiest spirit on the market today.”
Owner of Morries Dave Astbury says that Indian Summer is offered on tap which means no packaging, making it also environmentally friendly.
“We’ve had Indian Summer on tap for a while and it’s a proven hit, so we’re keeping it on tap over the summer,” says Astbury.
Open daily from 12pm to late and situated on the southern end of Margaret River’s main street, Morries is an easy choice for a quick catch up, drinks while grazing on tapas or a special meal in the full service restaurant.
To book, call (08) 9758 8280 or book online at www.morries.com.au. Check Morries Facebook page for news on events and specials updates.