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TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 5:30PM TO LATE
MIXED AUSTRALIAN OLIVES 6.
SYDNEY ROCK SERVED NATURAL WITH LEMON 5. EACH
CRISPY BEEF TAIL, MUSTARD SEED 6.
TOMATO TEXTURES 20.
SASHIMI, CAPSICUM DASHI YOGHURT & LIME 27.
LEVONI, SAN DANIELE 18 MONTH 50g 10.
DE PALMA SALUMI : KUROBUTA BERKSHIRE 50g 23.
DAVID BLACKMORE WAGYU 9+ 50g 20.
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Bacchus Classic Collection
Before Dinner Cocktails
Negroni 18 Back in 1919 Count Camillo Negroni gave his favourite cocktail, the Americano, an extra kick by substituting the soda water for gin. The Negroni is a tribute to the original definition of a cocktail: spirit, sweet, sour and bitter, the ultimate balance of flavours to stimulate all senses and quench all thirsts.
Manhattan 19 The Manhattan predates other vermouth greats like the Martini, the Rob Roy and the Bobby Burns. It is the king of vermouth drinks. We like a "perfect" Manhattan which refers not to the quality of the drink (though we do love this version), but to the equal amounts of sweet and dry vermouth used to make it.
Vesper 19 ‘A dry martini,’ Bond said. ‘Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, and a half measure of Lillet. Shake well until it’s ice cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?’ ‘Gosh, that’s certainly a drink.’ – Casino Royale. - Ian Fleming
Kir 18 Kir is a French cocktail made with a measure of crème de cassis topped up with white wine. Originally called blanc-cassis, it is now named after Félix Kir, the then mayor of Dijon in Burgundy, who popularized the drink by offering it at receptions to visiting delegations. Besides treating his international guests well, he was also promoting two economic products of the region.
French 75 22 The historians of tippling are seldom able to provide precise origins for the most popular drinks and there’s no better cocktail with which to prove this than the mighty French 75, a mixture of gin—or is it cognac?—with lemon, sugar, ice and Champagne. Refreshing, delightful and wickedly intoxicating, it’s a concoction every bartender must know and every drinker cherish.
All Day Cocktails
Southside 19 Gin’s version of a mojito, there are three different stories on where this drink came from. The most reliable is that it was first made at the Southside Sportsmen’s Club in Long Island as the perfect sweet, refreshing, minty antidote following a game of sport.
Cosmopolitan 20 The cosmo was popularized among young women by its frequent mention on the television program Sex and the City, where Sarah Jessica Parker's character, commonly ordered the drink when out with her girlfriends. The film adaptation made a reference to its popularity but when Miranda asks why they stopped drinking them, Carrie simply replies "because everyone else started."
Singapore Sling 19 The Singapore Sling was created at Raffles Hotel at the turn-of-the-century by Hainanese-Chinese bartender, Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon. Originally, the Singapore Sling was meant as a woman's drink, hence the attractive pink colour. Today, it is very definitely a drink enjoyed by all, without which any visit to Raffles Hotel is incomplete.
Bramble 19 The Bramble is a cocktail created by Dick Bradsell in 1980s London, England. Best described as a spring cocktail, the Bramble brings together dry gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and crème de mûre.
Margarita 22 The first known publication of a margarita recipe was in the December 1953 issue of Esquire, (when it was cocktail of the month) with a recipe calling for an ounce of tequila, a dash of triple sec and the juice of half a lime or lemon. Margarita is Spanish for Daisy.
Caipirinha 19 The word caipirinha means ‘little countryside drink’ in Portuguese. Although there’s no definitive version of how the cocktail was invented, its story is bound up with that of cachaça, the spirit that Brazilians drink a staggering 200 million litres of every year. .It seems likely that the caipirinha evolved as workers on Brazil’s sugar cane plantations looked for a palatable way to drink the cachaça they were helping to produce.
Aviation 19 Created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, in the early twentieth century. Ensslin’s recipe calls for 1½ oz. gin, ¾ oz. lemon juice, 2 dashes maraschino liqueur, and 2 dashes crème de violette, a violet liqueur which gives the cocktail a pale purple colour.
Casino 19 The Casino is a very gin-forward drink that despite its miniscule amount of lemon and maraschino is extremely nice and not overkill. The gin sweetness is just enough to balance out the tart lemon, giving the classic sweet/sour combination that doesn’t dominate the base spirit like in so many other cocktails.
Clover Club 18 A cocktail consisting of Gin, Lemon Juice, Raspberry Syrup and egg white, it is a drink that pre-dates Prohibition and is named for the Philadelphia men’s club of the same name, which met in the Bellevue-Stratford hotel - The club itself dates to 1896, and lasted until the 1920s.
Pisco Sour 19 Peru’s signature drink, the famous Pisco Sour has a taste quite unlike any other. It’s a curious mix of sharp tang and sweet, and its texture changes from cloudlike foam to icy cold in the time it takes for the liquid to break through its wall of egg white.
French Martini 18 With the flavours of pineapple and raspberry, the French Martini is a stunning drink, with fruity flavours that appeal to many palates, especially those who are not particularly fond of alcohol.
Sloe Gin Fizz 21 The best-known cocktail in the fizz family, a gin fizz contains gin, lemon juice, and sugar, which are shaken with ice, poured into a tumbler and topped with carbonated water. The drink is similar to a Tom Collins, with the distinction being a Tom Collins historically uses Old Tom Gin, a slightly sweeter pre-cursor to London Dry Gin,
Mai Tai 20 The Classic Mai Tai is aged Jamaican Rum, Orgeat Syrup, Triple Sec, and fresh Lime Juice, served over crushed ice and garnished with cherry. Synonymous with Tiki culture both past and present, it featured prominently in the Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii. The Tahitian word for good, the Mai Tai was created by Trader Vic in 1944 at the eponymous restaurant, Trader Vic’s, in California.
Moscow Mule 19 Moscow Mule is made with high-quality vodka, a spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, usually served in a copper mug. The cocktail became popular during the vodka craze in the United States, during the 1950s and refers to the popular knowledge of vodka as Russian liquor.
Mint Julep 15 A bourbon-based cocktail, the julep is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular. The mint julep has been promoted by Churchill Downs racetrack in association with the Kentucky Derby since 1938 and each year almost 120,000 juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby
Sea Breeze 15 Following the classic cocktail principle of balancing strong alcohol with weak fruit juice and sweet with sour, the Sea Breeze is a refreshing mix of vodka, cranberry and grapefruit.
After Dinner Cocktails
Espresso Martini 20 Bartending guru Dick Bradsell created the drink—originally called The Pharmaceutical Stimulant—at Fred’s Club in the late 1980s. This drink’s unlikely longevity isn’t just a product of being embraced by the cocktail community, but a symptom of Australia’s ongoing love affair with espresso and its café culture—one of the first to emerge outside of Europe.
Sazerac 18 Created around 1840 the Sazerac Cocktail, made with Sazerac French brandy and Peychaud's Bitters, was immensely popular, and became the first "branded" cocktail. In 1873, the recipe for the Sazerac Cocktail was altered to replace the French brandy with American Rye whiskey, and a dash of absinthe was added.
Dark and Stormy 19 A Dark and Stormy cocktail will only ever call for one rum: Goslings Black Seal. Adding ginger beer, lime and bitters seems the most respect we can give this delicious Bermudan beverage. This will be a refreshing substitute for mojito-drinkers.
Rusty Nail 20 Made by mixing Drambuie and Scotch whisky, a Rusty Nail can be served in an old-fashioned glass on the rocks, neat, or up in a stemmed glass. It is most commonly served over ice. A Rusty Nail served without ice is sometimes called a Straight up Nail.
Godfather 20 Disaronno, a brand of amaretto that is commonly used in this drink, claims that the Godfather was a favourite of Marlon Brando. As Marlon Brando starred in the original adaptation of the movie The Godfather and the Italian mob was such a prominent component of The Godfather, many think that the name of the cocktail is the same as the movie because of the drink containing Italian liqueur.
Alexander 20 Although originally made using gin, chocolate liqueur and cream, in around 1922, Princess Mary married Viscount Lascelles in London. Most believe that this was the time when gin was replaced with brandy in honour of this event. Thus, the Brandy Alexander was born. This is now the most popular version of this drink.
Black Russian 17 Traditionally made by pouring the vodka over cracked ice in an old-fashioned glass, followed by the coffee liqueur, this combination first appeared in 1949, and is ascribed to Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman, who created it at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in honour of Perle Mesta, then U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg.
Draught James Squires New South Wales 8 Four Pines New South Wales 8 Fortitude Brewing Co. Queensland 8
Bottle Cascade Light Tasmania 7 Rogers Amber Midstrength Western Australia 8 Peroni Leggera Midstrength Italy 8 Asahi Super Dry Japan 9.5 Peroni Nastro Azzurro Lager Italy 9.5 Stella Artois Pilsner Belgium 9.5 Goose Island IPA Tasmania 10 Stone & Wood Pacific Ale New South Wales 10 Little Creatures Pale Ale Western Australia 10 Holgate Hop Tart Semi-Sour Pale Ale Victoria 12 Killer Sprocket Bandit Peated Pale Ale Victoria 11 White Rabbit White Ale Victoria 10 Hoegaarden Belgian-style White Beer Belgium 11.5 White Rabbit Dark Ale Victoria 10 Red Hill Brewery Scotch Ale Victoria 12.5 Holgate Temptress Chocolate Porter Victoria 14 Four Pines Stout New South Wales 10 Leffe Radieuse Strong Dark Ale Belgium 15.5 Brookvale Union Ginger Beer New South Wales 15.5
Cider St. Ronan’s Apple (dry) Victoria 15.5 The Hills Apple South Australia 9.5 The Hills Pear South Australia 9.5 Gwynt y Draigg Farmhouse Scrumpy Wales 12.5
Wine by the Glass (150ml)
Sparkling NV Domaine Chandon Brut 17 NV Moët et Chandon Brut Impérial 25 2009 Dom Pérignon 80
White 2017 Grosset Springvale Riesling 25 2016 Murdoch Hill Chardonnay 16 2017 Small Valley Bacchus Block Sauvignon Blanc 12 2016 Lethbridge Pinot Gris 17
Lemercier Absinthe 45 17 Emile Pernot Un Emile Verte 68 11 Digestif (30ml) 2006 Braulio Amaro Alpino Reserva 9 Amaro Montenegro 9.5 Cynar 9.5 Mirto di Sardegna 9.5 Fernet Branca 10 Fernet Branca Menta 10 Henri Bardouin Pastis 11.5 Pernod Anise 9.5 Chartreuse 11 Grappa (30ml) NV Antinori Grappa di Tignanello 15 NV Gaja Grappa Gaia & Rey 14 2009 Jacopo Poli Grappa di Sassicaia 25
Rémy Martin Louis XIII France 312 Hennessy V.S France 11 Hennessy Privilège V.S.O.P France 14 Hennessy X.O France 24 Hennessy Paradis Impérial France 260 Richard Hennessy France 322 Amagnac (30ml) 1996 Delord France 12 1985 Delord France 13.5 1961 Delord France 34 Calvados (30ml) Adrien Camut 6 year old France 13.5 Adrien Camut Privilége 18 year old France 24 Roger Groult 3 year old France 11 Roger Groult 8 year old France 14 Roger Groult Vénérable 25 year old France 23
Eaux de Vie (30ml)
Tamborine Mountain Distillery Apricot Australia 13 G.E. Massenez Poire William France 10 Bertrand Framboise Sauvage France 17.5 La Salamandre Vieille de Prunes d'Ente France 14 Pisco (30ml) Quierolo Quebranta Peru 10 Quierolo Plum Peru 10
Manly Spirits Co. Marine Australia 11 Hartshorn Sheep Whey Australia 14 Süd Polaire Australia 10 Beluga Noble Russia 11 Beluga Transatlantic Russia 15 Beluga Gold Line Russia 24 Belvedere Pure Poland 9.5 Belvedere Unfiltered Poland 11 Zubrowka Bison Grass Poland 10 Ultimat Poland 14 Cîroc France 12 Grey Goose France 12 Ketel One Holland 10
Four Pillars Rare Dry Australia 11 Westwinds Sabre Australia 10 Westwinds Cutlass Australia 10 Süd Polaire Antarctic Dry Australia 11 Brookie’s Australia 11 Brookie’s Slow Australia 10 Distillery Botanica Australia 11 Rogue Society New Zealand 15 Junipero USA 14 Beefeater 24 London Dry England 11 Bombay Sapphire Star of Bombay England 12 Hayman's London Dry England 9.5 Hayman's Old Tom England 11 Hayman's Sloe England 10 No. 3 London Dry England 10 Martin Millers Reformed England 11 Martin Miller’s Westbourne England 14 Plymouth England 10 Brockmans England 11 Hendricks Scotland 12 The Botanist Scotland 11 Tanqueray Scotland 10 Tanqueray Ten Scotland 12 G'vine Floraison France 10 Gin Mare Spain 14 Rivo Italy 12
Don Julio Reposado Mexico 15 Don Julio 1942 Mexico 28 Don Julio Anejo Mexico 18 Gran Patron Platinum Mexico 53 Mezcal (30ml) Ilegal Reposado Mexico 15 Pierde Almas Dobadaan Mexico 22
Appleton Estate Signature Jamaica 10 Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica 12 Angostura 1919 Trinidad 12 Dictador 20yo Colombia 18 Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Venezuela 15 El Dorado 12yo Gold Guyana 14 Flor de Cana Nicaragua 10 Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda 10 Gosling’s 151 Proof Bermuda 16 Havana Club Anos 3yo Cuba 9.5 Havana Club Selecion de Maestros Cuba 16 Havana Club 7yo Cuba 11 Havana Club 15yo Cuba 25 Havana Club Maximo Cuba 320 Matusalem Gran Reserva Dom. Republic 16 Mount Gay Eclipse Barbados 10 Pyrat XO British W.Indies 14 Ron Zacapa 23yo Guatemala 16 Plantation Original Trinidad 10 Plantation Jamaica Jamaica 11 Plantation Guyana Guyana 13 Plantation Grenada Grenada 11 Plantation 20th Anniversary Barbados 16 Agricole Rhum (30ml) Barbancourt 5 Star Haiti 10 Saint James Rhum Vieux 12yo Fr. W.Indies 16 Rhum de Père Labat 8yo Guadeloupe 14 Spiced Rum (30ml) Rum Diary Australia 10 Sailor Jerry Caribbean 10 Kracken Caribbean 11 Cachaça (30ml) Sagatiba Pura Brazil 10 Sagatiba Velha Brazil 11
Australian Whisky (30ml)
Starward Wine Cask Single Malt Victoria 15 Lark Classic Cask Single Malt Tasmania 40 The Grove American Style Corn Mash W Australia 13 The Grove Maple Syrup Corn Mash W Australia 17 The Grove Distiller’s Cut W Australia 35 Japanese Whisky (30ml) Taketsuru Pure Malt Miyagikyo 25 Nikka from the Barrel Miyagikyo 14 Yamazaki 12yo Kyoto 16 Hibiki Harmony Kyoto 15 Hibiki 17yo Kyoto 50 Nikka Coffey Grain Tochigi 22 Matsui The Kurayoshi Pure Malt 8yo Tottori 29 Hakushu Reserve Southern Alps 12 Canadian Whisky (30ml) Canadian Club 12yo Toronto 11
Writer’s Tears Dublin 12 Jameson Cork 10 Jameson 18yo Cork 17 Red Breast 12yo Cork 12 American Whiskey (30ml) Sazerac Rye Louisiana 18 Old Ripy Bourbon Kentucky 16 Bulleit Rye Kentucky 15 James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Kentucky 10 James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbon Kentucky 10 Buffalo Trace Kentucky 9.5 Woodford Reserve Kentucky 11 Eagle Rare 10yo Kentucky 14 Basil Hayden’s Kentucky 16 Makers Mark Kentucky 10 Bulleit Bourbon Kentucky 15 Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack Tennessee 11
TMD Choc 'N' Chili Australia 14 Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Australia 9.5 Marionette Orange Curacao Australia 9.5 Marionette Dry Cassis Australia 9.5 Bailey’s Irish Cream Ireland 10 Grand Marnier France 9.5 Dom Bénédictine France 9.5 Pavan France 9.5 St-Germain Elderflower France 9.5 Chartreuse France 9.5 Mandarine Napoléon Belgium 9.5 Cherry Heering Sweden 9.5 Licor 43 Spain 9.5 Luxardo Maraschino Italy 9.5 Disaronno Amaretto Italy 9.5 Frangelico Italy 9.5 Drambuie Scotland 9.5 Patron XO Café Mexico 13 Patron XO Café Dark Mexico 13