Food & Drink

Alcoholic Pho Is Now A Thing And You Can Get It In Melbourne

By James Shackell
1st Jun 2017


Stop it, Melbourne. You’re drunk. You need to lie down and reassess your life choices. We guess it was only a matter of time until someone thought to combine the city’s favourite on-trend cocktail (the Negroni) and its favourite soup-based-stimulant (pho), but this thing still took us by surprise. Yep, the guys at Uncle have gone and invented a Pho-groni.

What a freaking time to be alive.

We’re not sure if the Pho-groni is technically an alcoholic pho, or a very soup-y Negroni. Either way it’s bloody exciting. The creation was made to celebrate Negroni Week, and you can get it at Uncle’s Collins St store from 5 June.

How did they do it? Well Uncle’s Collins St Manager, Pete Siganto, took chef Dai Duong’s pho ingredients and did some Breaking Bad-style chemistry to create a pho-cocktail hybrid. The gin is first soaked in a spice mixture of ginger, toasted star anise and coriander seeds, then you add Campari, vermouth and a dash of water. To really get that slurpy-pho flavour, you have to let the mix mature for 3-4 months.

The Pho-groni will set you back $21.50 and, during Negroni Week, $1 from every sale will go towards the Lighthouse Foundation. Boozy pho for a good cause? We’re there.

The Details

Where: Uncle, 15 Collins St
When: Available from 5 June
For more info, click here.

Image credit: Uncle

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