Girl’s Night Out
Andy Gallaway says of the Blue Blazer, “as soon as someone sees it, they want it”. And with its blue flame, it’s a real showstopper.
1806 is a bar with an extensive historical menu creating some of the most classical drinks from the last 200 hundred years.
The Blue Blazer was originally created by the guy who was thought to be the first bartender in the USA – Jerry Thomas. It combines two types of scotch whiskey with sugar syrup and two types of aromatic bitters.
This drink is all about the theatre of making it while the flavour is sweet and it’s heated making it perfect for those cold Melbourne nights.
$24, Black Pearl
Like its appearance, this cocktail is minimal but simultaneously aesthetically pleasing and photogenic. Made up of only four ingredients, it’s unique which means you won’t find it at any other cocktail bar in Melbourne.
As a recent addition to the menu it was originally created for the Japanese popup in the Attic bar, and is now a permanent fixture due to its popularity.
Inspired by Japanese culture it features Hakushu Distillers Reserve Japanese whiskey, Pandan, Suze and soda water and it garnished with a sesho leaf.
Black Pearl’s general manager, Chris Hysted-Adams says the flavours are subtle and give off a slight savoury aroma.
304 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Monday to Sunday
Margarita the Eau De Vie Way
$19.50, Eau De Vie
Hidden away on Malthouse Lane in Melbourne’s CBD, Eau De Vie is the ultimate throwback to 1920s America. Entering the bar behind a basic door with no sign, you’ll feel like an exclusive member of this speakeasy.
The cocktail list is long and extensive with a focus on different flavours, so it’s easy to decide what tickles your taste buds.
With many bars always striving to be completely unique it’s easy to forget about the classics. But Eau De Vie has incorporated those into their cocktail list along with their own creations.
Their Margarita uses Herradura Plata tequila shaken with fresh lime, orange curacao and a touch of agave. It’s served in a stemmed wine glass with a black pepper and sea salt rim. Its design is simple and classic with a modern twist while giving off a salty sea aroma.
Eau De Vie
1 Malthouse Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
Monday to Thursday
5pm – 1am
Friday and Saturday
4pm – 1am
4pm – 11pm