As someone who’s more accustomed to mixing up a simple Baileys milkshake or a vodka and lemonade at home, a truly fancy and intricate cocktail is a real treat. That’s what I got at the Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining‘s Spring Cocktail Launch Party, and since then I’ve been unable to stop raving about their cocktails to my colleagues.
What, a lava lamp? No! It’s a sparkling cocktail. Spherified Cointreau Caviar float through the bubbles of the glass while Remy Martin VSOP, orange bitters and demerara syrup highlight the Jansz NV.
This was a truly beautiful cocktail – both visually and in taste as well. The burst of Cointreau on your tongue when you bite into the caviar is incredibly refreshing, and makes this a remarkably refreshing cocktail.
“Sierra Millenario Blanco is mixed with Yellow Chartreuse, lime, piquillo pepper and agave nectar, fresh coriander and white pepper. Bell pepper salt rims your glass. Spicy, sour and complex. Delicious.”
The peppery undertones of the Ay Carumba really takes this cocktail to the next level. From a simple lemon sour beverage, it transforms into a cocktail with multiple layers, each bringing a different sensation and flavour explosion to your tastebuds.
“Our twist on the original. Mt Gay XO, Cointreau and Joseph Cartron Cocody are muddled with lime, mint and our house-made passion fruit caramel. It is shaken with aromatic bitters, pineapple and orange. Served in a bitter, sugar rimmed glass and a mint crystal.”
This was definitely the hit of the evening – everyone was lining up for this flaming cocktail. It was a really special touch to an overall fruity and sweet cocktail that went down much too easily!
“Something we have been working on for a while. A world first, or at least to our knowledge, alcoholic powdered rum is mixed with pineapple, coconut and blood orange powder.”
This is the most original way I’ve ever seen of presenting a cocktail – in powdered form! Most impressive is the fact that the rum maintains its 40% alcohol levels, and really packs a punch. Just be careful not to inhale it!
The Rabbit Hole also serves a French style food menu, but I think the highlight is definitely the impressively unique cocktail menu. I already have plans to return for some pre-dinner drinks with friends, and would definitely bring out-of-towners here for a uniquely Sydney experience. The city-fringe subterranean space is surprisingly large, while maintaining a cosy intimacy for small groups.
Overall, I rate Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining an 8 out of 10. Definitely somewhere to try if you enjoy a good drink!