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1990 Agua Fresca 

2022 Winning COCKTAIL By Ngametua Fatongiatau

1990 Agua Fresca Ngametua Fatongiatau
Ngametua Fatongiatau Winner 2022 Sydney Brewery Cider cocktail competition

Congratulations to Ngametua Fatongiatau from the Hilton, Sydney for winning the 2022 Cocktail Competition with this delicious recipe. 

It takes inspiration from the popular street drink Agua Fresca, which is essentially fresh fruits blended with water, lime and sugar and served over ice for a refreshing beverage.

Paying homage to his Polynesian roots, the drink has elements of coconut and pineapple, making this a refreshing yet moreish beverage.


50ml Berry Coco

30ml Base Spirit (This can be Blanco Tequila, White Rum, Vodka) 

20ml Jamaica Lemon Thyme

15ml St Germain Elderflower

15ml Lime

Top with  Sydney Brewery’s Agave Ginger Cider

Spiced Rock Salt, Lava Salt and Dehydrated Lime Wheel.


Berry Coco
500g fresh strawberries  blended with 1L Golden Circle Pine Coconut Juice, add Pectinex Ultra SPL to clarify, fine strain, bottle and store.

Jamaica Lemon Thyme
Dry roast shredded coconut until toasty and brown and set aside. Make a 2:1 coconut syrup using bottled coconut water as the base. Add toasted coconut and allow to steep whilst mixture is still hot. once mixture has cooled slightly, add the Jamaica (hibiscus flower) and Lemon Thyme and let mixture cool, fine strain and bottle. NB: there will be a layer of fat which can be skimmed off or left – it adds texture to the drink.

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Springtime Eclipse

2022 Runner up – TIM JONES

Springtime Eclipse

Congratulations to Tim Jones from The Rook for placing second in the 2022 Cocktail Competition with this spring recipe with a Japanese twist. 


30ml Saké

10ml Monin yuzu syrup 

15ml Cointreau 

40ml of homemade spiced Rhubarb Syrup

90mlThe Original’ Sydney Cider

Garnished with candied rhubarb syrup and Yuzu peal 

Served in Riesling glass with cubed ice

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Rosa Aqua Di Pesca

2022 Equal 3rd – Tua Fatongiatau – Corretto Dee Why

Rosa Aqua Di Pesca - equal third 2022 cocktail competition

Congratulations to Tua Fatongiatau from Corretto for placing equal 3rd in the 2022 Cocktail Competition with his Peach Tea Spritz style cocktail.


20ml Native Davidson Plum infused Koyomi

15ml Creme de Peche

20ml Discarded Fruit Tea Syrup

15ml Lemon Juice

3 dashes of Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

Pinch of Salt

Dash of Aquafaba (optional)

Topped with 60ml Sydney Brewery Agave Ginger Cider


  1. Add all ingredients into Boston shaker (except for cider)
  2. Double Strain into highball, add ice and topped with Agave Ginger Cider,
  3. Garnish with edible flowers

Edible Flowers


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2022 Equal 3rd – ELISE HUISMAN

THE MORNING BREEZE equal 3rd 2022 Sydney Cider Cocktail comp

Congratulations to Elise Huisman from Old Mates for placing equal 3rd in the 2022 Cocktail Competition with this fruity and delicious citrus cocktail.


30ml lemon thyme gin
(5g lemon thyme per 150ml infused for 36 hours)

20ml lemon

60ml apple and raspberry juice

30ml mango juice

4 dashes orange blossom water

20ml cider syrup (750ml cider, 60g brown sugar boiled down until 1/7th original volume)

60ml ‘The Original’ Sydney Cider to top

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