Meet the Maker | Matteo Barnett

Master mixologist, Silver’s all-time favourite person, keen surfer and the best guy to have at a party bringing all the good stuff as well as making the tastiest cocktails. For Edition #4 of The Society inc Newspaper, Matteo concocted a delicious, fresh Patrón cocktail recipe to see us through summer. See the recipe below to try your hand at mixing!

Matteo Barnett, Spiritualist Advisor

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.

Greatest tool?
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.

Go-to ingredient?
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

Boutique alcohol?
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 Habanero
habanero chilli chopped & wedge of lime, optional salt rim
Method: shake with ice and strain over ice filled glass

FILED 19, Dec 2017

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  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
  • 0429 589 982