Hello, spring: the brand-new bar serving Frosty Fruit cocktails | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Hello, spring: the brand-new bar serving Frosty Fruit cocktails

With the first hints of ever-so-slightly warmer temps, what better way to herald the start of spring than news of a bar that is literally a shrine to ice cream?

Here’s the scoop: Fredericks, opening today, is a homage to Frederick Peters, the legend who brought Peters Ice Cream in all its iconic creamy goodness to Brisbane. Nestled right next to the heritage factory building that once pumped out all our frozen faves, the bar doesn’t just pay lip service to the famous ice cream tycoon in name alone.

Ever wished for a Frosty Fruit sticking straight out of your cocktail? You live in Queensland… of course you have. Well, consider your wish granted: we’re melting at the sound of these snowy spritzes, along with other fabulously fizzy refreshers like Aperol and prosecco named after one of Frederick’s four wives!

The drinks list isn’t the only thing that’s set to be super-cool. In case you hadn’t already got the memo that this isn’t any old pop-up, Fredericks’ interior fit-out is being brought to life by Jon Dowding and Chrissy Field, who (just casually) were set designers on the original Mad Max. Playful references to ice cream, vibrant use of colour and a lively but sophisticated aesthetic will surround punters as they chill out with ice-cold drinks and charcuterie platters down the end of this fairy-lit laneway.

With Paul McGivern and Bailee Dewes of The Wolfe, La Lune, and Corella in collaboration with Daniel and Amelia Miletic of Kangaroo Point’s One Fish Two Fish at the helm, you know this is set to be one cool concept. Even though Fredericks won’t be around forever, it’s only a lick of what’s to come at this West End precinct over the next couple of years. 

Sounds like the perfect first taste of summer to us!

Words by Katie Stow
- the gourmand who’s always down for boozy icy poles.