Dutch Courage Officers' Mess serves a variety of different beverages, but the Fortitude Valley venue is particularly known for its gins. Here, you'll find more than 140 varieties on offer — which is both mighty tempting for fans of juniper spirits, and perhaps even a little daunting. If you're wondering where to start, that's understandable.
Once a month, Dutch Courage not only provides a few pointers, but hosts an entire meal that'll have you tasting your way through some of its gin tipples. Each of the night's five courses is matched with a cocktail, and you'll be tucking into drinks and dishes that aren't always on the menu. The venue's staff will also be on hand to chat about their creations as you eat.
The next Gin Degustation Dinner takes place from 6.15pm on Wednesday, February 24 — and its menu is certain to tempt your tastebuds. Among the courses, you'll be eating cured ocean trout with smoked trout jelly, fried chicken with macadamia cream, and raspberry and thyme mille-feuille with raspberry sorbet. Drinks-wise, prepare to wet your whistle with a roasted peanut-infused martini, a barrel-aged gin manhattan, and a chocolate and orange martini with dessert.
Tickets cost $129 per person, which covers your meal, your beverages and tasting notes.
Can't make it this month? You can always block out your diary now for Wednesday, March 24.