Win $100 to lavish on cocktails and nibbles at Sling Lounge | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Win $100 to lavish on cocktails and nibbles at Sling Lounge

*This venue is now closed* Some say it’s a myth. There is a blissful world out there – but it’s quite often missed. A place where lush grass sprouts from the ceiling and deer heads are dressed in luxury scarves and retro sunglasses (or whatever appears in the “lost and found”). And let’s be honest, this place can only exist in West End. Here, the drinks are crafted like magic potions and the waitresses buzz with an ungodly amount of cool. Friends, we welcome you to Sling Lounge. If this sounds like a place you could lose yourself (and your sobriety) in, enter our draw to win one of three $100 voucher to lavish on cocktails and nibbles with friends. While paying respect to the great history of classic cocktail technique, these guys have also brought to life over 350 cocktails separated by categories including ‘Experimental,’ ‘Hot and Creamy’ and ‘The Forgotten.’ Not to mention the fleeting specialties such as the delicate broth, Winter Is Coming. (you’ve GoT to be kidding, right?) This hot concoction – both comforting and wickedly tasty – is a perfect combination of Kraken Spiced Rum, juiced apple, honey, cinnamon and ginger beer. As you take your drink, you follow a corridor from the kooky front bar and enter the courtyard – an exotic dining area of hanging lights and luscious jungle surrounds. In this dim-light paradise is where you prepare for the food coma, as the waitress offers you an amazing list of tapas and share plates. From homemade spring rolls, filled with braised chicken, roasted capsicum and lime chilli sauce, to a plate of decadent pan seared sea scallops, you can’t go wrong in ordering your nibbles. The only downfall is choosing – that’s when we say ‘the more the merrier’! To finish off a night of lavish cocktail excitement, it is absolutely essential to experience the Charlie Manson Margarita – a deconstructed (and dangerously thrilling) cocktail, broken down into four shots. This series of shots begins with the most deadly brew, and finishes with what they call The Life Saver. It goes a little something like this: a 3 chilli infused Tequila, followed by a quaff of lemon juice, Sangrita and tabasco, triple sec and (finally) a soothing combination of yoghurt, cucumber and lime. This roller-coaster of molecular explosion is not one to be missed. So whether you’re the prince of perfect martinis or a brave cocktail adventurer, Sling have you covered. The bartenders know the world of cocktail concoctions like the back of their hand. The surroundings take you to a different world. This is Sling Lounge.