Black-tea ice cubes, sultana swizzle sticks, honeycomb, vodka, gin, rye and more all shaken and stirred and muddled and served for your pleasure - meet the drinks (and their makers) you'll find at the year's biggest cocktail carnival
It’s fancy, it’s rarefied, it’s in an elevated position in the hifalutin Hilton. While poshness may be the default amongst the sleek designer interiors, it’s actually a very utilitarian place to get your booze on. The trailblazing wine list is continually evolving under head sommelier and brilliant wine person Kim Bickley, which means that anything from a bottle of patiently aged Grange through to a glass of frisky sauv blanc can be found. Clearly, the main focus is on the wine here – it's one of the most heavily Australian-accented fine wine lists in Sydney with tipples sourced from premium, boutique and exotic producers near and far. By-the-glass offerings are extensive and attractive for those with pioneer spirit. The cocktail list is equally considered - albeit a little shorter. It’s a great place for a cosy date.