Cocktail List

GIN & TONIC:

THE LOCAL     

northern distilling troppo gin | house orange & lemongrass tonic | grapefruit

We make a truck load of cocktails, but hey, this is a great place to start. Internationally awarded gin, made in-house, same as the tonic, and ruby grapefruit. Life is alright isn’t it?

ANCIENT LANDS & TONIC                                                      

ancient lands kakadu plum | fever-tree refreshingly light tonic | orange

one of the most unique gins you will every experience. Gooseberry, sort of like a tart grape, is at the front, with sweet juniper and spicy coriander seed rounding it out. Paired with the citrus orientated tonic and fresh orange.

FRANGINPANI                     

northern distilling franGinpani gin | waterhole native citrus tonic | lime

FranGinPani is another one of our experimental series. I always love the smell of the frangipani tree and really wanted to infused the aroma into our gin. Think honey, vanilla, followed by our usual citrus kick from local limes and ruby grapefruit, prominent organic juniper its a really unique and tasty gin.

 THE ROSE

northern distilling troppo rosella gin | waterhole native citrus tonic | rosella | orange

something totally different from our experimental series. Rosella is a totally different direction, green cardamon at the front followed by ruby grapefruit, lemongrass and rosella run wild with a sharp Australia citrus tonic. Fun

DAILIRRGANG GIN & TONIC                 

ancient lands dalirrgang gin | fever-tree mediterranean tonic | juniper

this is getting seriously interesting. unique, fun, interesting, complex just a few words to describe. Honestly a had gin to describe. There is some sweetness, courtney of the native passionfruit and local honey , tartness from both the cocky apple and the green plums, with flowing citrus and a wonderful mouthfeel. While its here, do yourself a favour.

COCKTAILS:

Our cocktail list has been put together to focus on local Australian produce, while incorporating some really beautiful spirits.  We are really passionate to create a broad range of cocktails to suit any occasion.  If you are after a classic cocktail that isn’t on the list, please feel free to go to the bar.

Classic cocktails, as well as classic cocktails, interpreted our way

COCKTAILS

KP MANGO DAIQUIRI          

local kp mango | Bacardi | lime | orange simple 

is there a better cocktail for the tropics?  It is all about our local Kensington Pride Mango, sweet and sour, coconut, orange and lime.  Served frozen, sit back and enjoy.

ROSELLA THAI BASIL SPRITZ                                                        

troppo top end gin | rosella | thai basil | soda | citrus | passionfruit | cinchona | orange

having an abundance of thai basil growing at our mothers house, which was planted by our son Austin, we wanted to great a beautiful, slightly bitter, aperitif style cocktail. the tropical notes from Troppo shines, complimented with the thai basil and passionfruit & orange. It’s fun and delicious.

SALTED PINK GRAPEFRUIT SPRITZ                  

troppo top end gin | ruby grapefruit | soda

One of our favourites with quality Forty Spotted Tasmanian Gin, Ruby Grapefruit Zest & Juice, Salt and Soda. 

SPICY GINGER FEELS                                          

feels bask botanicals | house local ginger syrup | soda | lime | mint 

Our variation of a ginger mule is unlike anything you have had before.  Think a hard ginger beer, but this is on steroids.  Big spicy punch, with hints of native from the feels. 

ADULTING ESPRESSO MARTINI                        

42 below vodka | cold brew coffee liqueur | espresso 

Our house cold brew coffee which adds flavours of milk chocolate & hazelnut and a hit of fresh espresso. 

BIG PIÑEAPPLE COLADA                                  

Bacardi | pineapple | coconut | saline | citrus

on holidays or not, we can transport you there.  Bright salted pineapple, coconut on display, done as well as it can be.

HOT TAMALE MARGARITA                               

100% pure de agave Blanco | orange oleo | lime  orange | salt

Created in 2015 at our sister venue Hot Tamale.  In our opinion, the best margarita in the world.

The thought was to create a margarita that was a hybrid of the Tommy’s margarita and the classic margarita. 

The perfect balance of sweet agave, salt, citrus, hints of orange and the vibrant kick from local limes.  Served over ice with a salted rim on the glass. Have it here or at Hot Tamale, or order it anywhere.

ROSELLA CLOVER CLUB                                  

northern distilling troppo gin | rosella | strawberry gum | citrus | whites

Clover Club is gin, raspberry and lemon cocktail.  We make or with our own internationally awarded Troppo Gin, locally foraged rosella, which adds a flavour like cranberry and strawberry gum, which as the name suggests adds strawberry and eucalyptus. 

Great Darwin version of a wonderful classic cocktail.

MAI TAI No 5                                          

mount gay eclipse rum | falernum | pineapple | lime | absinthe | mint 

Really loose variation of a Mai Tai.  When I say loose.  We have lime and rum, its kinda where it ends.  We added a hint of the Caribbean with the falernum, which adds ginger, lime, almond and clove; super tropical.  Supported by the caramel and molasses of the angostura rum, the sweet and sour of pineapple and finishing with a slight rinse of absinthe.  Don’t be scared of absinthe, think adding hints of fennel.   Delicious.

SNAPPERS CLARIFIED MILK PUNCH                

American whiskey | pinot noir | black tea vanilla orange | lemon | milk to name a few

Ok, this is a little different unless your cocktail knowledge is up there.  Yes bartenders, we get you know what this is, at least hopefully.

Anyway, a milk punch, as the name suggests in a milk-based cocktail.  


Generally, brandy of bourbon based, ours is bourbon.  Ours though is clarified with the addition of lemon, which causes the milk to curdle, so the solids contributing to the beverage opacity are strained out.  Don’t be concerned.  100%, if you haven’t tried, it’s worth it.

TOP END NEGRONI                                          

good spirits troppo gin | adelaide hills rose vermouth | campari | strawberry gum | rosella 

The bartender’s fav, done our way.   Our locally focused gin, and Italy’s fines, the bitter herbal Campari, one of Australia’s best vermouths.

Our take it pretty good.

TROPPO DRY MARTINI                                    

good spirits troppo gin | noily prat dry vermouth | orange bitters | grapefruit peel

One of THE classic cocktails.  We have gone traditional here, our juniper, ruby grapefruit and mango orientated gin, balanced with the chamomile orange and coriander from the Noily Prat.  Delicious balance super dry martini.

ANCIENT LANDS DIRTY MARTINI

ancient lands kakadu plum gin | noily prat dry vermouth | brined kakadu plum

one of the most unique martini’s you will every taste, but also a very tradition style of dirty martini. Ancient lands 2022 vintage contains around 18 Kakadu Plums in every bottle. One of the most unique native botanicals in the world, with a tart taste of almost unripe green grape. The gin is spicy, juniper driven, with a light anise, from anise myrtle and citrus from lemon myrtle. Balanced with the dry vermouth and the house brined from the Kakadu plums, its a cool drink / experience.

MAKERS WATTLESEED OLD FASHIONED                           

Makers Mark bourbon | raw simple syrup | wattleseed bitters

Who loves old-fashioned?  Everyone.  You don’t have to be a whisky nerd to get into this.  

A classic old fashioned with the tasting notes of hazelnut and espresso from the wattleseed bitters, for a unique Aussie twist on a classic cocktail

Interestingly enough, the old fashioned was known as an old-fashioned cocktail, which was shortened to old fashioned.