World Class Cocktail Week runs between May 7–13, and celebrates a range of events, from parties and pairings, to tastings and masterclasses. We’ve rounded up some of the best cocktail specials on during the week for those wanting to make the best of what’s on offer.
Espress Yourself at The Carrington
For one night only during World Class Cocktail Week, The Carrington in Surry Hills is teaming up with Artificer Specialty coffee bar and roaster, as well as some of Sydney’s best bartenders, for a celebration of the Espresso Martini. Expect a range of variations and tweaks on the classic cocktail, including the pub’s own Gingerbread Espresso. Each cocktail will be $16, starting at 6pm on Saturday night.
Classic rum-based tiki cocktail mixes will be infused with native Australian ingredients to create a blend of local and classic flavours at this Kent Street hideaway. On the menu you can expect to see creations like Eucalyptus Fog Cutters using Ron Zacapa 23 rum, Mai Tais with quandong fruit, and Zombies Aflame with wattleseed. Each ticket includes three cocktails per person.
The event is $50, starting at 7pm on May 8. Book tickets online.
Dolphin Pre Batch at The Dolphin Hotel
In anticipation of World Class Cocktail Week, The Dolphin Hotel has pre-batched three twists on the vodka cocktail, with each using Ketel One vodka. Try the Martini with dry vermouth and caperberry, the No. 8 with herb liqueur and fresh grapefruit, or the White “Mike” Russian, with coffee liquor and nut milk. The selection will be available all week from 11.30am until close, for $13–$18.
No bookings needed.
Our World Class Cocktail Competition at Tokyo Bird & Osaka Trading Co.
Head to Tokyo Bird or Osaka Trading Co. during World Class Cocktail Week to sample their entries into the World Class Cocktail Competition, each with a matching snack. Tokyo Bird will offer Ume in the Skye, featuring butter popcorn and fat-washed Talisker whisky, served with sugar-plum popcorn, while from Osaka Trading Co., comes the Beets by Don, featuring Don Julio Blanco tequila and a housemade beetroot and berry shrub, served with a candied beetroot chip, goat’s cheese and berry coulis; and The Fifth World, using blazed Ron Zacapa 23 rum, applejack, housemade spiced apple syrup and chocolate bitters. Each cocktail will be $20.
The cocktails will be available all week. No bookings needed.
Tequila Cocktail & Popcorn Pairs at The Push
Enjoy a Don Julio tequila cocktail with a side of housemade flavoured popcorn at the art deco-inspired, The Push. Choose from the sweetness of an Espresso Martini with caramel popcorn, or the spicy elements of a Jalepeño Margarita with tangy lime and chilli popcorn. The pair will be available for $22 each from midday all week.
No bookings needed.
Boulevardier on Tap at The Clare Bar
In celebration of World Class Cocktail Week, the Clare Bar will be mixing and batching its classic version of the Boulevardier and putting it on tap to enjoy fresh. The strong, bitter cocktail is a marriage of Campari, sweet vermouth and Bulleit bourbon, and will be on offer for $17 each day from noon all week.
No bookings needed.
Slide on Up and Down at Sir Chapel Brewery
The Forest Lodge brewery will offer three slider and cocktail pairings for you to enjoy all week. Try the fish burger, paired with the Sir Chapel 75, featuring Tanqueray gin; a chicken burger teamed with a Bulleit Insider, featuring Bulleit bourbon; and a beef burger matched with a Sir Johnnie’s Piconmaker, which brings together Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch whisky with herbal liqueur and bitters. $20 will get you one slider and one cocktail, $35 for two of each, or $45 for three of each.
No bookings required.
This article was produced by Broadsheet in partnership with World Class. See the full program for World Class Cocktail Week.