TOTTI’S SPICY WATERMELON MARGARITA

SAM EGERTON, GROUP BARS MANAGER, MERIVALE

Sam Egerton, Group Bars Manager of Merivale, adds a little spice to the long weekend with the perfect drink to your liven up your staycation. "The Spicy Watermelon Margarita was a recent addition to the menu at Totti's in Bondi and has proven to be an absolute winner for those getting Totti's to go. The recipe below is a simple way to make an at-home version - or otherwise just jump online and they'll do all the work for you!"


Totti’s have just launched a takeaway menu so you can now order your Spicy Watermelon Margarita to go! Totti’s are offering all the favourites on the menu, such as their famous wood fired flatbread, burrata, antipasti and, of course, their incredible pastas. Order online and pick up to enjoy the full Totti’s experience from the comfort of your home.


SERVES 1

*OR MULTIPLY THE RECIPE BY THE NUMBER OF DRINKS REQUIRED


INGREDIENTS

45ml Altos Blanco

30ml Watermelon Juice (or Three Chunks)

20ml Lime Juice

10ml Simple Syrup (equal parts water and castor sugar)

1cm fresh chilli (the smaller the chilli the spicier)


METHOD


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, mason jar or sealable container with ice. Shake while listening to your favourite work out tune and then pour into a rocks glass (or strain into a wine/cocktail glass). Garnish with a sprig of basil

SAM EGERTON, GROUP BARS MANAGER, MERIVALE

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Sam moved to Sydney 14 years ago and has been working for Merivale for the last 9. Having been involved in hospitality since he was 16, he has experienced all manner of the food and beverage industry. At Merivale he was an integral part of the Palmer & Co. team which was awarded 21st Best Bar in the World in 2012. He opened Charlie Parker’s in 2016 which went on to win 'Cocktail bar of the Year' at the ALIAs and ‘Sustainable Bar of the Year’ at the Australian Bar Awards in 2017. That same year he was named 7th in the Australian Bartender Magazine’s Most Influential List, and 6th in 2019. Taking a step back from Operations, Sam currently works as Merivale’s Group Bars Manager where he oversees front line performance, focusing on people, product, service and growth.