Recipe: Southern Sunrise Tea Cocktail

by Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Waiter Winner 2013 - Sonia Bandera, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne

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Southern Sunrise Tea Cocktail

Electrolux Appetite for Excellence 2013 - award winners


Try this Southern Sunrise Tea Cocktail by the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Waiter Winner of 2013 – Sonia Bandera of  Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne.

The Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards strive to inspire, nurture and celebrate young passionate hospitality professionals throughout the Australian culinary industry. The awards are offered annually for best Young Waiter, Young Chef and Young Restaurateur,  to "support and showcase the young next generation of industry talent that enriches Australia’s culinary footprint on the world stage".

The Awards aim to provide "a holistic and unrivaled experience through which all industry professionals can enhance their skills, gain invaluable exposure, and be given the opportunity to participate in unparalleled national and international culinary events".

Here is one of Sonia's cokctail creations:

Iced Tea:

  • 30ml Kiuchi Umeshu, chilled
  • 20ml Contratto Vermouth Bianco, chilled
  • 30ml Southern Sunrise Tea, chilled
  • 2.5ml Sugar Syrup, chilled


Build all ingredients in a rocks glass
add ice
garnish with a lemon twist



The Umeshu can be purchased easily online or at Chapel St Cellars, you don’t need to use this exact one as any will do. The tea is from T2 and can be purchased in store or online (infuse 5 teaspoons of tea per 250ml of boiling water). Sugar syrup is very easy to make – it’s just a 50/50 mix of caster sugar and boiling water stirred until dissolved.

Scroll down to read about the awards and for another winning recipe.

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