As the temperature drops throughout Brisbane, there is no better time to embrace the seasonal flavours of winter. Treat yourself to an evening of delicious food offerings and perfectly paired cocktails. Think flavours of toasted marshmallows, lavender, chilli, chocolate, and espresso!
We’ve rounded up our favourite winter cocktails that you need to add to your must-try list.
1. Barbossa Bar – Cloud 9
This cocktail will have you on Cloud 9… hence the name. This fabulous tipple from Barbossa Bar is complete with all the winter comfort flavours one could ask for. Featuring Absolut vanilla vodka, passoa, white chocolate syrup, and fresh cream. Served in a coup glass with toasted marshmallows. It's certainly a crowd-pleaser.
2. Poppies – Lavender and Gin Sour
There is no better way to banish those winter blues than to embrace the flavours that make up Poppie’s Lavender and Gin Sour. Indulge in the delicate tastes of gin lavender syrup, lemon juice, egg whites, and garnished with a sprig of lavenders for the ultimate Instagram photo opportunity.
3. Mucho Mexicano – El Fuego
Mucho Mexicano’s El Fuego cocktail certainly brings the heat you need this winter! This spicy offering is decked out with flavours that complement their delicious tacos and other fabulous Mexican eats. Think chilli-infused tromba tequila, cointreau, citrus, and simple syrup, served short with a tajin rim for that extra zing.
4. Brooklyn Depot- Smores E-Tini
If you love sitting around a campfire indulging in the decedent tastes of smores with freshly toasted marshmallows, this cocktail from Brooklyn Depot is for you! Introducing your new favourite go-to cocktail, the Smores E-Tini. Made with marshmallow-infused Wyborowa vodka, creme de cacao, cold drip coffee, and sugar syrup. It’s a sweet tooth’s dream drink!
5. The Jetty South Bank - Nitro Espresso Martini
This one is for all the coffee lovers out there! The Jetty South Bank’s Nitro Espresso Martini is the perfect way to turbo-charge your taste buds with the ultimate winter comfort… coffee. Enjoy the perfect coffee crema thanks to the use of nitrous oxide to create the frothiest espresso! The result is an ultra-smooth drink that is sure to impress any coffee connoisseur.
6. South Bank Beer Garden – Monkey Jam Sour
Nothing screams winter warmer more than a cocktail made with whiskey, and the Monkey Jam Sour from South Bank Beer Garden is no exception. Made up of scotch whiskey, raspberry jam, lemon juice, and aquafaba. Talk about a perfect blend of flavours! This sumptuous drink will be your new winter obsession!