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
Don't miss this Bondi cutie for tapas and good times
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The Flying Squirrel continues to draw the crowds because it gives people exactly what they want: good cocktails, cold bottles of beer (none of those unreliable taps), salty delicious food to share or hog at your own discretion and a playlist that would save the Bondi Hipsters curating a soundtrack should they get a film off the ground. The Squirrel has always served us with a tongue (or two) firmly in cheek and its playful menu makes for an entertaining read. Look past the jokes to a varied list of food designed with drinking in mind. The miang are a great start - salty and sweet with a delectable lychee in the middle. Edamame make a great beer accompaniment before moving on to the bigger dishes. Salt and Sichuan peppered squid is a must, and if you’re sticking to beer the chicken karaage should round the meal off perfectly. You could easily take a different route and match something from the eclectic wine selection, with eight countries and 17 varieties in the list of 20, to some more full-bodied dishes, or get a little post-mod and try your hand at the art of food and cocktail matching – start with the Ka’anapali Kickass and the squid and go from there.