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
Bust out the Mekong Marys at this Potts Point stalwart
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You know those shadowy, ominous, first date bars you always see in the movies? This is one of those bars. Just add an unlikely-yet-sexy combination of Katherine Heigl/Matthew Mcconaughey/Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler/Kate Hudson. Jimmy Liks is split into two parts, one for drinks only, the other for dinner. Either side spans a narrow long, dark room that is simple, sleek and sexy. The dining room features a big long communal table, reminiscent of a South East Asian food hall that’s received a seriously hip make over. The lights are dim, the waitresses are gorgeous, and it'd certainly be easy to forget that you’re seconds away from Kings Cross. The cocktails don’t go easy on the hip pocket and while none are particularly ground breaking, they do offer up some tasty classics with an Asian twist. A classic Pina Colada gets a lighter treatment with coconut syrup, spliced with pineapple and rum. The dangerously strong Jimmy’s Saketini packs a punch with vodka, sake and gin and is not for the faint hearted. The wine list is short and simple, favouring lighter Australian whites to match the Asian cuisine and start at $39 for a bottle. Food sees fresh takes on Thai take-away classics with the duck Penang curry and crisp pork hock being the stars. Jimmy Liks, with its punchy cocktails, simplicity and sexiness has kept this corner of Potts Point going strong for almost 10 years. It's a match made in heaven - you just don't know it yet.