Take a tour of Little Stanley Street through the eyes of cocktail hunters and sample some of the street’s hidden treasures.
Giggle Water from Next Door
Next Door Kitchen and Bar’s Giggle Water combines quirky cocktail elements to share. Playing with flavours such as rose wine, lychee liqueur, strawberry, and lime, it comes in a nifty 1 litre ‘hooch bottle’ for the table to share, really evoking that prohibition feeling and getting the giggles flowing. Share the bottle over a baked rosemary cobb in a dark corner for maximum effect.
French Kiss Flip from French Martini
There’s no way you can visit a French restaurant and not enjoy one of their signature cocktails. The French Kiss Flip from French Martini is not your usual cocktail, combining a unique combination of ingredients such as Armagnac, frangelico, vanilla liqueur, a dash of crème de mûre and shaken with a whole egg for dramatic effect. Don’t let the egg deter you, this is one cocktail you won’t regret ordering.
Turkish Delight Martini from Ahmet’s
Sample a taste of Turkey with a Turkish Delight Martini from Ahmet’s. Forget the Turkish Delight flavour you’ve previously come to know; Ahmet’s blends Vodka with white Crème de Cacao and aromatic rose water to make an authentic Turkish classic come to life, the way it’s meant to be enjoyed. Drink in this flavoursome cocktail amongst Ahmet’s stirring backdrop and enjoy an authentic Turkish experience.
I Carried a Watermelon from South Side Diner
If there’s something an American Diner concept does well, then it’s vintage cocktails inspired by the U.S of A. The ‘I Carried a Watermelon’ cocktail from South Side Diner is the perfect counterpart to a Reuben Sandwich or South Side Corn Dog with its cheeky mix of ingredients and vintage American appeal. Mixing gin, watermelon, lime, and ginger ale, the drink has an impishly sweet tang that harks back to the days of black and white television, checkered linoleum floors, and red leather booths.
Espresso Martini from Stokehouse
What’s a good cocktail list without an espresso martini? At Stokehouse Q and Stoke Bar, you can swill on this caffeine-laden goodness with a picturesque riverfront view to boot. Made with Absolut pure, Kahlua, and espresso, and topped off with a trio of coffee beans, this is one espresso martini served in style.
Anything Absinthe from Bourbon Street
Bourbon Street‘s absinthe concoctions spring forth thoughts of the grandeur-laden bell’Epoque era where optimism and lavishness reigned supreme. Equal parts sweet and refreshing, yet intense and balanced, their absinthe recipes are guaranteed to tantalise and bewitch.