Ah, there’s nothing quite like the first sip of a hot beverage when temperatures reach below 20 degrees (that’s basically Brisbane’s version on Antarctica, really).
Without further ado, let us present you with six bevvies you’ll want to get your hands on at South Bank.
Peanut Butter Italian Hot Chocolate, Denim Co.
Look, we don’t think you’ll need too much convincing on this one because you probably love peanut butter as much as we do. This delicacy from Denim Co. combines lashings of delicious peanut butter with creamy chocolate to create a balanced drink, that is the equivalent to a big ol’ warm hug.
Dark n’ Stormy, Barbossa Bar
Oh, for the love of smoked rum. One sip of this, and you’re guaranteed to be taken out of your hibernation. Featuring smoked rum, lime and ginger beer, this drink is guaranteed to warm you up from the inside out.
Tiramisu Martini, Bourbon Street
This one's for the dessert lovers! If you’re in the mood for comforting and sweet, this bad boy has your name written all over it. Filled to the brim with fresh espresso, mascarpone, cream, ladyfingers and Kahlua, this cocktail is set to be the ultimate Autumn warmer.
American Marshmallow Hot Chocolate, Max Brenner
This certainly isn’t your regular hot chocolate. Supersized of sorts, this bad boy is filled with a chocolate gooey marshmallow pillow and topped with whipped cream. This will certainly become a staple on our cool weather diet.
Turkish Apple Tea, Ahmet’s
We don’t know the exact person who first brought Turkish apple tea to the shores of Australia but boy, are we glad they did. Nothing is sweeter than this. Our tip? Enjoy on a lazy grey afternoon with a side of their fragrant Turkish delight sprinkled with rose petals.
Salted Caramel Espresso Martini, South Bank Beer Garden
Espresso martini's, AKA the dark horse of the cocktail world. This one from South Bank Beer Garden is the perfect accompaniment to the harsh cool weather. Not only does it provide you with that whole dark and mysterious salted caramel allure as you drink it, it will also give you a much needed ‘kick-start,’ courtesy of the caffeine hit so you can enjoy the night ahead.