Some of Melbourne’s finest bars are burning up the competition. From flaming money to icy, blue-lit cocktails, here are the three hottest (get it?) cocktails in Melbourne right now.
Eau De Vie
Got money to burn? The Eau De Vie team will do it for you. Coconut-spiced rum, Sloe gin and apricot brandy make up this cheeky, fiery cocktail. Served in an extravagant, copper wine glass, enjoy this flaming performance at one of Melbourne’s best cocktail bars. Dark tones, luxe leather and rich timber makeup this cosy, sleek interior.
Along with piña colada rice pudding and to-die-for salt fish mousse with plantain crisps, Pretty Mama serves up a flaming hot twist on the classic Zombie cocktail. Featuring a hollowed out passionfruit filled with Demerara sugar and rum, which caramelises from the heat and can be poured over your alcoholic drink, sit up at the bar or claim a vibrant Caribbean seat to bask in all your good decisions. Sugar-dusted banana doughnuts with rum cream are also winning choices.
Hailing to the historical split between East and West Berlin, the team at Berlin Bar have a well-intended fondness for fire. From the Ein Blitzkrieg to the (rather appropriately named) Flammenwerffer, a visit to Berlin Bar is guaranteed to involve some burning blue light. The Ein Blitzkrieg is infused with cinnamon vanilla martell, cognac, Rittenhouse rye whiskey and a touch of fiery absinthe for good measure.
Bonus Bar: 1806
The 1806 team know how to wear a blazer. With two flaming cocktail options: Blue Blazer and Black Blazer, choose what kind of fire you want to play with. The Blue Blazer ignites whiskey and boiling water, while the Black Blazer with ingredients like Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur, white chocolate syrup and orange bitters sees sugar, rum and liqueur ignited for a caramelised cocktail dessert hybrid.
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