A Chat with Brisbane’s Best Bartenders

Broadsheet Brisbane

There is no shortage of great pubs and bars in Brisbane. But two in particular are raising the standard.


Maker, in South Brisbane, is known for a cocktail list that includes nitrogen-chilled Martinis and house-infused spirits. Now it can also claim a World Class bartender in Ed Quatermass.


Bartending was a natural progression for Quatermass, who graduated from uni with a Bachelor of Science but preferred “flavour and the experimentation side of things”. That combination led him to the 2016 Diageo Reserve World Class Australian finals, where he beat competitors from around the country to take out the food-pairing individual challenge. Quatermass’ winning combination matched “a little whisky stir-down drink”, featuring white chocolate and “blood” (made from lemon oil and orange bitters), with a smoky tartare.


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