As lockdown continues to weigh on our city, Melbourne’s hospo scene is making it easier to emulate the experience at home with the likes of heat-and-eat meals, bottled cocktails and beer from the tap to-go. Now, Leonardo’s Pizza Palace is bringing you one step closer to the real thing with fresh-made Piña Coladas delivered to your door.
Leonardo’s has employed the talents of one of Melbourne’s best bartenders, Matt Stirling (Black Pearl and Fancy Free), to whip up your slice of summer before it arrives at your doorstep moments after.
Stirling and Leonardo’s have been working on the idea for a hot minute now, looking for a fresh, made-to-order alternative compared to the bottled negroni, old fashioned and martini so readily available.
In case you need a refresh, the Piña Colada is prepared with a mix of rum, fresh cold-pressed pineapple juice, coconut and lime. There are several ways to get your hands on one: texting a pineapple emoji to 0475 587 708 will have Stirling muddling away immediately, while the traditionalist types can order online here.
For those wanting to stock up before they sip, Stirling has also prepared several bottled numbers you won’t find elsewhere. Notable mentions include the Cognac Cherry Cola and The Aperitif—a vermouth and rhubarb number that’ll have you forgetting you’re drinking at home at least for a minute.
Piña Coladas are available for delivery within 5km of Leonardo’s Pizza Palace. They’ll be taking pineapple emojis (and online orders) from 3pm this Saturday.
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