As the weather changes, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a delicious heart-warming feast and a rich, tantalising cocktail.
Just as chefs adapt their menus seasonally, you too can shift your cocktail curiosities for something a little richer and bolder in flavour.
Here is our list of favourite wintery cocktails to try next time you dine at Cockle Bay Wharf.
Many cocktail connoisseurs would assert that rum, with its rich and smooth texture, is the best alcoholic beverage of the winter season. That’s why the Two Tales cocktail from Baia the Italian is certainly not one to miss. A seamless mix of sweet and bitter, it features Appleton rum, Campari, lemon, and vanilla. Rich in both character and history, pair it with Baia’s flourless bitter chocolate cake with sour cherry compote and vanilla mascarpone for a decadent dessert.
Nothing beats a creamy cocktail as the cooler weather sets in. The Hazelscotch is one of Café Del Mar’s signature creations, with Dewar’s 12-year scotch whiskey, Liquor 43, Frangelico, cream, and homemade syrup. Their grain-fed beef tenderloin or slow-braised beef short rib is the perfect pairing for this whiskey wonder.
Gin is a perfect warm-weather spirit, and we just can’t get enough of Blackbird Cafe's classic Bramble. This timeless gin cocktail was originally created in the mid-80s in London and features Chambord, sugar cane syrup and sour mix. It pairs perfectly with those spicy winter flavours!
A classic Espresso Martini is a great choice in every season, but especially in the cooler months. This beloved cocktail is the perfect wintery delight to keep those senses satisfied when you’d rather be wrapped up in a blanket on the couch! This favourite can be found at Adria Bar Restaurant, with Stolichnaya vodka and Kahlua. Delicious!
Another rum classic, the Old Fashioned is a deliciously reliable winter warming cocktail. For a spicy splendour, the barrel-aged spiced rum Old Fashioned from Café Del Mar is a must this season. Featuring Bacardi Oak Heart spiced rum, Angostura bitter and homemade syrup, it’s the perfect drink for a relaxed winter dining experience by the harbour.
Ready for a wintery night out this weekend?
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