#EnriqueSaysRelax. You won't actually be practising bull fighting when you come to this Perth bar.
You will, however, find yourself indulging in Spanish tapas whilst sipping on a 'Gintonica'. And we'd prefer that over the former any day.
Enrique's is a spicy little gem that's seducing visitors to Highgate WA with it's flavoursome grazing menu and equally punchy drinks selection. With a list aptly titled 'For the Gin Geeks', it's obvious why you'll find us here whenever we venture west side.
This cheeky little bar woo-ed us with their Breakfast of Champions cocktail, which uses Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, Green Chartreuse, lemon juice, orange bitters and Four Pillars Orange Marmalade. Garnished with a slice of dehydrated orange, it's a citrus charged beauty that's sure to make you rise and shine.
Phillip Weber is one of the lead drink-shrinks and fun-makers at Enrique's.
"My style of cocktail making would be more on the fun side than the serious. If a customer sees that you're having fun, they open up, they have a chat. The whole cocktail making becomes in interactive experience."
He says the Iberian style Gintonica has seriously taken off since Enrique's opened.
"It's premium gin served with an assortment of flamboyant garnishes topped with banging tonic water in a big Burgundy glass," he says.
It's essentially a build-your-own-G&T. And with sixteen gins, five tonic waters and fifteen garnishes to select from, you're bound to find a funky combination you've never tried before.
"We've been having a lot of fun playing around with the Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin. We been serving it with watermelon, cracked pepper and a subtle tonic water from New Zealand called Quina Fina, allowing the gin to be the hero in this instance."
And the essential bartender tool in Phillip's seasoned opinion? An awesome waiter's friend.
"Nothing looks more unprofessional than not being able to open a bottle of wine properly, massacring the neck to the point of no return in front of your guests. Also, a bottle of Green Chartreuse never goes a stray in any bar."
Enrique's School for to Bullfighting is located on Beaufort Street. Get there while the patatas bravas are hot and the Gintonicas are cold!