drink

Eight of the best bars in Wellington

Wellington has a watering hole to offer every taste, need and want. Here you’ll find our top-eight selection of the best places to grab a drink in the capital.

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Peppermint Patty with Dates Stuffed with Almonds

Based on the popular retro chocolate treat, this Peppermint Patty with Dates Stuffed with Almonds will take you back down […]

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Pineapple Sunrise Mocktail

Our Pineapple Sunrise Mocktail is the perfect addition to any summer brunch.

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Non-Alcoholic Fruity Peach Iced Tea

Non-Alcoholic Fruity Peach Iced Tea. Make the most of delicious in-season stone fruit with this thirst quenching iced tea.  Makes 1.5L […]

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Spicy Chilli Margarita

Add some heat to your next margarita with this spicy cocktail.

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Dirty Martini

Unwind this weekend with our classic cocktail.

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Below Deck

Celebrate the silly season with this delicious wine based cocktail.

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Tia Popcorn Frappe

50ml Tia Maria coffee liqueur Double Shot Espresso 50ml Milk 20ml Popcorn Syrup Fresh popcorn Pour the Tia Maria, espresso, […]

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Art Of The Cask

Ingredients  37.5ml Glenmorangie Lasanta 12.5ml Bénédictine 20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 10ml sugar syrup 1 dash Angostura Bitters 1 dash […]

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Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Start the day with an easy and delicious Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie Bowl.

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Drop of the Week: Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017 has a beautiful aroma of grapefruit, mango, passionfruit and melon.

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Artisan Cocktail from Luke Whearty

Forget chefs, barmen are the new rock stars of the taste world. From Cape Town to Singapore and back down under, globe-trotting Australian Luke Whearty leads the pack. Why not try your hand at one of Luke’s artisan cocktails?

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Vermouth Brings the Funk

Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, has come into vogue over the past few years, with different brands popping up all over the place. Finding a good brand is key and I always prefer to use the unflavoured varieties, as the flavoured ones tend to mask the other ingredients in a drink. Dolin Blanc is a light vermouth with a floral finish that gives the coconut water a lift.

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Casablanca

I wrote this cocktail in 2014, when we discovered the local fruit and veg’ shop was selling fresh turmeric. If you haven’t used it before, it is incredible, with a huge amount of flavour, spice and colour. I served this cocktail at my wedding this year and it was, without a doubt, the most popular cocktail of the day.

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Melbourne Fruit Cup

Classically made with Pimms – a gin-based aperitif sweetened and flavoured with herbs – fruit cups, also known as summer cups, can be made simply with gin and vermouth, like this version.

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Drop of the Week: Toi Toi Central Otago Clutha Pinot Noir 2017

Rooted in the Clutha Valley, Toi Toi’s Pinot Noir glimmers ruby red and has youthful purple hues. This wine has ripe cherry and plum aromas with subtle oak and earthy notes.

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Tropical Cocktail

Embrace the flavours of summer with our refreshing Tropical Cocktail.

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Spiced Boozy Hot Chocolate

Warm up this winter with this delightfully creamy Spiced Boozy Hot Chocolate. Serves 6   6 cups milk 2 cinnamon […]

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Drop of The Week: Spy Valley Single Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2016

With a palette of rose, cardamom and ginger loaf these flavours create a delightfully spicy aroma.

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Iron Goddess Iced Tea with plums, mint and lemon leaves

Iron goddess is a Chinese tea known for its floral scent and it’s one of those teas that doesn’t like […]

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Hibiki Japanese Harmony with Cecil & Merl Apricot Bitters

Unwind with this new twist on a classic Old Fashioned

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NYE Espresso Martini

Celebrate the New Year right with this delicious cocktail

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Lychee, Ginger and Mint Mai Tai

Relax this weekend with this refreshing take on a Mai Tai

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Glow Bowl

This is packed with anti-oxidants that will protect your skin.

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