G&T at Powder Keg
If you’re a fan of gin then you probably already have The Powder Keg on your radar. It is the only bar in Sydney that has G&T on tap and it takes this classic cocktail very seriously. The TPK signature blend is delicately balanced; London dry gin with lavender, grapefruit and chocolate bitters, served with Fever Tree tonic over ice with juniper berries. A beautifully crisp drink to celebrate the end of your dry month with.
Rosie’s Estate at Rosie Campbell’s
As well as serving inventive fusion dishes, Rosie Campbell’s, the new Caribbean jerk joint on Crown Street, also has a varied cocktail menu. The Rosie’s Estate, a blend of Appleton white rum, Tanqueray gin, yellow Chartreuse, watermelon, honeydew, sugarcane and Peychauds bitters is a great way to break your dry spell. Served in a deep champagne saucer glass, with a dusting of nutmeg on top, this cocktail should be savoured.
The Shifting Light at This Must be the Place
This sleek World Class drinking venue on Oxford Street has a short and sweet menu, but its main focus, Spritzers, are done very well. Our top pick is the Shifting Light, made with apple and fennel pollen, Tanqueray No.TEN gin and lemon. Settle down in the light, airy space and a few sips of this fizz will make the past month totally worth it.
Julia at Avila Crêpes
A fruity little number, the Julia is passion fruit and homemade vanilla syrup mixed with Wyborowa vodka, Liquor 43, pressed lemon and comes served with a shot of champagne on the side. Wonderfully elegant and indulgent, the cocktail matches the dimly lit and atmospheric interior of the Bondi crêperie-cum-bar.
Cancun at Bloody Mary’s
If you’re looking for an all-out end to Dry July, you’ll find it at Bloody Mary’s. A mix of its homemade tomato juice, Ketel One vodka and a Corona, the Cancun is a two-drinks-in-one tipple. Served in a glass stein with a large stick of celery and a shrimp, enjoy at any time of the day. After all, brunch was invented so we can drink Bloody Marys before noon.