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
Ladies who lunch, hungover heads and midnight winos are all welcome at this beachside bar
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The northern outpost of Gazebo has a lot to recommend it. It's beautifully fitted out, the views are spectacular and the wine list is extensive. And when it comes down to it, there are worse things in the world than sipping a glass of Burgundy while gazing out at the breakers. Imagine an elegant tea party (with booze) and you’re getting pretty close to the Manly Wine interior. Every spare inch of ceiling is given over to hanging pots of geraniums, ferns, chain of hearts and ornate, enamel chandeliers. There are curly, white chairs on the lower level with unobstructed views of the south end of Manly beach. Or for something a little more gentlemanly the raised nook in one corner has heavy wooden furniture that almost makes you pine for the days when you could still enjoy a pipe indoors. As far as recovery brekkies go you can’t go past fresh sea air, a toastie and a Bloody Mary so head here from 7am on weekends to get your fix, or if it's a beautiful day they cater to the ladies with a girls' picnic for $40 a head. The house cocktails list also courts the women’s vote with names like Giggly Rose, Cougar, and French Maid, or consider ordering one of the alcoholic soda syphons that serves four for a more inclusive beverage choice.