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By Hudson Brown
May 30, 2018

The House of Angostura x The Malecon Takeover

A night of cocktails from an award-winning bartender and Caribbean tunes at Milton's new rum bar.
By Hudson Brown
May 30, 2018

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Among the many dilapidated warehouses and factories, Milton has been building up quite the bevy of local craft beer brewers with several packed in around the glow of the giant XXXX factory. But if beer isn't quite your thing, lovers of spirits can now rejoice with the appearance of newly opened rum bar, The Malecón. Soon to be slinging drinks made from spirits produced on-site, the Cuban-inspired spot is a much-needed addition to Brisbane's spirit scene.

For one special free event, much-loved Caribbean rum producer The House of Angostura is taking over the place with leading Brisbane-born barkeep Dan Gregory serving his award-winning cocktails throughout the evening. Gregory took home first place at the Australian final of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge in 2017 and has been the brains behind the drinks in popular hotspots like the Black Pearl, Eau de Vie and Brisbane's own Canvas Club.

Making use of a variety of Angostura rum and bitters, Dan will be serving up classic rum-based cocktails alongside some experimental drinks that'll pack a few surprises. You could play it straight with a rum-spiked old fashioned, or switch it up with a yuzu mule — among others.

Keeping the night lively, Afro Caribbean DJs Sabrosa Sound System will also be laying out a soundtrack of Latin, Caribbean and African beats that'll pair perfectly with a few rum-fuelled cocktails.

The House of Angostura x The Malecon Takeover will run from 6pm–11pm on Sunday, June 3. Entry is free. For more information head to the website.

Images: Grace Smith

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