Winter has arrived! Put those cold evenings to use and explore the best winter cocktails around Melbourne. Cocktails may seem like a summer treat but there are many hot drinks that are perfect for some of the coldest days of the year. Round up your friends, family or colleagues and enjoy the specials on offer in our Melbourne function venues.
Here’s a list of some of our favourite new cocktails on offer to help you survive the chilly weather.
Whi-ski Mallow, Imperial Hotel Bourke Street
Our favourite is the Whi-ski Mallow at The Imperial Hotel Bourke Street – delicious marshmallow whisky with white chocolate, butterscotch schnapps, milk and topped with a roast marshmallow. Even better the Imperial has transformed their already spectacular rooftop into a cosy Alpine Village Winter Wonderland. With unrivalled views of Parliament House and Bourke Street, the rooftop gives off the perfect winter vibe with fairy lights and the city skyline giving the space a magical atmosphere. Grab a blanket, some complementary roasted chestnuts and find a spot under one of their newly installed gas heaters. Other winter favourites to try are the classic mulled wine, hot toddies and warm pretzels.
Hot Peppermint Aero, Dutchess
Also on the list of favourites is the Hot Peppermint Aero at Dutchess. A creamy peppermint hot chocolate with a dash of Cointreau and Chartreuse dark. There’s nothing quite like a hot chocolate to keep you warm! Settle into the infamous Dutchess booths and try some of their other winter cocktails creations including the Cinnamon Sour and Dutchess Passion. Or have some fun and create your own cocktail with Dutchess’ deconstructed designs, the Coffee Negroni or the Broken Down Old Fashioned, which are sure to add a bit of entertainment to your night!
Mulled Cider, 505 Cellar
For those who prefer a beer there’s the tasty new mulled cider at 505. Grab yourself a glass and keep your insides toasty and warm this winter. Paired with any of the impressive list of bar snacks it’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day at the office and the ideal drink to finish off the weekend.