"The History of Gin"
The origins of Gin can be traced back to Holland circa 1850 where the original purpose for the concoction was to cure a stomach complaint!
♫ Fred Astiare - One for My Baby (One more for the Road) ♫
|Dutch Courage - A tribute to the early sailors using genever to calm their nerves before battle. A twist on the British Navel drink the Gimlet. Bols Genever is shaken with lime curd and house made syrup.|
|Baby corn, octopus|
♫ Snoop Dog - Gin and Juice ♫
|Marron, lettuce, spicy mayo|
♫ Tom Waits - Gin Soaked Boy ♫
|Old-man carrots, roast almonds|
♫ The Magnetic Fields - Love is like a Bottle of Gin Lyrics ♫
|Broken Bramble - A modern classic. The Gin Bramble was created by Dick Bradsell at Fred's Club in London during the 1980's. Here we shake Sloe Gin, Limoncello and Lemon juice. Served tall with a float of Blackberry Liquor.|
|Duck teaser tasters|
|Duck & blueberry|
♫ D'Angelo - One Mo' Gin ♫
|Coconut cream, cucumber, lemon|
Verdict? The first course of Dutch Courage and baby corn with octopus was voted unanimously the highlight of the evening, while the last cocktail was just a little hard to swallow... But all in all - a super fun evening, as usual. Can't wait till the next one!
Time and date of visit: 7 pm Friday 28 February 2014
Normanby Chambers, 430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9691 3899
Open Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm
Mixology - 7 pm every Friday evening, five dishes with matching cocktails and tunes for $95 per person, reservations essential!