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Drink in the best of spring with these seasonal sips

Beer heads or cocktails? Whichever you prefer to spend your coin on this spring, our city can provide!

When it comes to finding tips on getting tipsy this spring, you’ve come to the right place. The G&G is here to spill the deets of where you can order Brisbane’s best seasonal sips.

RIVERBAR & KITCHEN | BRAMBLE IN BLOOM

The fruity folk of Riverbar & Kitchen are springing into the silly season with a very special pop-up celebrating Bombay Bramble, a blackberry and raspberry-infused Bombay Sapphire gin. 

Bramble in Bloom will run from Wednesday, October 14 to Sunday, November 29 and feature a seasonal snack and cocktail menu with plenty of spring flavours. Our pick of the bunch is the strawberry Shiraz caipiroska with Bombay Bramble, strawberry jam, Monin rose syrup, lime juice, and a Shiraz float. 

ONE FISH TWO FISH | FISH & SPRITZ

It’s becoming a bit of spring tradition, and we’re absolutely here for it. Fish & Spritz is back at One Fish Two Fish for Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunches in October and November! 

Highlights of this year’s spritz menu are the Amalfi spritz (limoncello, prosecco, and soda), the pink peach spritz (Edgerton pink gin, prosecco, lemon, and soda), and the watermelon spritz (vodka, prosecco, watermelon, and soda).

BOOM BOOM ROOM IZAKAYA | REIKI MASTER

This underground beauty has recently undergone a transformation, reopening its doors with a menu of modern Japanese eats and intriguing cocktails… None more eye-grabbing than the Reiki Master, complete with Suntory Toki, Laphroaig, umeshu, pickled ginger, honey, lemon, and smoke.

MAYA MEXICAN | CIELO HIGHBALL

Looking for some light reading? Try MAYA’s SEVENTEEN PAGE drinks menu, covering everything from Mexican-inspired cocktails to Aussie wines, and an extensive selection of tequila, mezcal and sotol. The Cielo Highball, however, is our pick of the menu (bible, more like), complete with Absolut vodka, bergamot, lime, myrtle, agave, kiwi, and soda. 

  • Customs House’s Moёt Rosé Garden
THE TERRACE AT EMPORIUM HOTEL | THE ICED VOVO

While we’re on the topic of chic rooftop bars, Emporium Hotel’s the Terrace is whipping up a special spring cocktail inspired by an iconic Aussie snack…

The Iced VoVo is loaded up with Joseph Cartron Crème de Framboise and Beefeater Gin, with lemon juice and egg whites–served on the rocks and topped with fresh raspberries and coconut. THIS is living.

EL CAMINO CANTINA | MOJITORITA 

They’ve taken the classic Cuban mojito and combined it with the iconic Tex-Mex margarita, and the result is the October ‘Margarita of the month’ at all El Camino Cantina Venues.

Swing by the Bowen Hills, Chermside, Sunshine Plaza or Robina Town Centre venues to taste the Mojitorita for yourself! 

ALBA BAR AND DELI | WANDERER INDOLENT 

Alba’s cocktail list changes with the seasons, and always offers what’s tasty at the time. Right now we’re loving their Wanderer Indolent–house kumquat aperitif, Flor de Cana 7, and aged sherry. 

 

LOBBY BAR | FLAMANT ROSE

One of the top spots on our bar bucket list, Calile Hotel’s Lobby Bar offers a variety of signature cocktails, and can mix up your favs on request. This spring, we’re all about the Flamant Rose–sloe gin, chambord, grapefruit, and lemon, served up. 

CUSTOMS HOUSE MOËT ROSÉ GARDEN | MOËT ROSÉ IMPÉRIAL

Don’t bottle up your feelings, Brisbane! Let your worries flow away with help from Customs House’s Moёt Rosé Garden’s reigning drink: Moёt Rosé Impérial champagne! 

Catch this handsome French champagne, alongside charming cocktails like the garden’s rosé sangria Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, October 2. 

DEATH AND TAXES | SPINNING WHEEL

Death and Taxes keeps wheeling ‘em out, and we keep loving ‘em! This spring we’re sipping on the Spinning Wheel, with Ketel One vodka, rosé vermouth, raspberry eau de vie, ruby grapefruit, and saffron. 

Spring is the best season. Prove us wrong.

 

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Words by Jacqueline Pon & Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmands drunk in love with these spring drinks.