Sip on moonshine at Caxton’s Street’s newest local | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Sip on moonshine at Caxton’s Street’s newest local

Slap on the cuffs and take us to jail – with a sentence this tasty, we can’t say no. From the old site of Petrie Terrace’s infamous Green Hill gaol has risen GreenHill Bar, a quirky new watering hole that’s definitely not over the hill. Despite GreenHill’s intriguing back story, the thing catching our eyes – as always – is the menu. Sure to gobsmack locals city-wide is the bar’s innovative drinks list, packed with crafty beers, independent wines, and (brace your tastebuds) Melbourne Moonshine. greenhill-2Nope, we’re not talking about suspect whiskey from a still out the back, this boutique spirit is a mysterious drop crafted in secrecy in the southern state, and it’s set to feature in one irresistible cocktail list. The folks at GreenHill have worked the liquor into signature sips like their Bootlegger Lemonade (made of Melbourne Moonshine Sour Mash and house lemonade) and When Life Gives You Apples, with Melbourne Moonshine Apple Pie mixed up with Crawley’s spiced honey and apple syrup, herbal liquor, and sparkling water. Like we weren’t already championing the world record for fastest apple pie intake as it was – now it comes in liquid form! greenhill-3Of course, an extraordinary drinks list begs for an extraordinary menu, and GreenHill doesn’t disappoint. Arrest anyone who stands between us and bar bites like the charred corn on the cob with a crispy pork crumb and spicy buttermilk remoulade, or the twice cooked lamb ribs with a potato emulsion and balsamic reduction. As you perch around high top tables in the industrial-feel exposed brick and concrete styled bar, the complete bar experience (also known as our dorky dance moves) are completed with the fortnightly live music playlist crafted by local songwriter Luke Peacock. greenhill-4For your first hit of Brisbane moonshine, head behind bars. Well, just one bar: GreenHill. You’ll find them at 48 Petrie Terrace (perfectly placed for pre-Suncorp drinks), open Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm until late. Words by Samantha Chariton Images by Judit Losh