We always love to see what interesting things the guys at Zeta Bar at the top of Hilton Sydney are going to do next. This winter’s not disappointed with ‘Apres Ski’ every Friday for the next couple of months.
The last time we saw Zeta Bar transform it was to the tune of belly dancing and magic shows with their Arabian Nights theme running through the height of summer.
Now Zeta is paying tribute to the best part about skiing: the bar life!
There’s nothing better than being toasty warm in winter – especially when that warmness comes from a big ol’ fireplace and some well-crafted fire water!
I really liked the Nordic Martini. It had a hefty punch from the chartreus but the smoky vermouth calmed it down to a nice belly warmer.
The Toasted Marshmallow Gin Fizz is also a winner from Zeta’s featured cocktails. There’s quite a lot to it so making it at home is virtually impossible… but that’s why we go out, isn’t it?!
The hot toddy was a bit too sweet for me but still ok, and the rum blazer looked impressive.
Food-wise, make sure you try the cakepops. There’s also a cheese fondu that’s crying out to be eaten, but it’s the drinks and the incredible view of the Queen Victoria Building you should be going for.
It’s the perfect start to an awesome mid-winter’s Friday night – and I think we might have mentioned how much we like rooftop bars once or twice before, haven’t we?!
So what’s in the cocktails?
The Nordic Martini
Aquavit is stirred down with Lillet Rouge and smoked house vermouth. Served up with toasted thyme and a flamed orange zest.
- 45 ml of Aquavit
- 5ml yellow chartreuse
- 10 ml of House smoked Vermouth
- 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
The Toasted Marshmallow Gin Fizz
A fluffy and flavoursome take on the infamous Ramos Fizz cocktail. Tanqueray gin in charged with orange flower-water & toasted marshmallow. Served tall. Like sipping on a cloud. Served tall with paper straw & toasted marshmallow. Served tall with paper straw & toasted marshmallow.
- 45ml Tanqueray
- 10ml Strega
- 15ml lime juice
- 15ml lemon juice
- 10ml cinnamon syrup
- 10ml Monin crème brulee syrup
- 20ml egg white
- 20ml cream
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Topped with soda
Zeta Bar, Sydney
Level 4, Hilton Sydney
488 George Street
Do you have any tips for this year’s wintery watering holes? What’s been your drink of choice this chilly season? Tell us in the comments!