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Winter Orchard in the Sky

The Q is spending the rest of winter celebrating Marionette's innovative fruit liquers with a drinks showcase and special cocktail menu.
By Libby Curran
July 15, 2022
By Libby Curran
July 15, 2022

If you hadn't heard of Marionette before, chances are you have now. The Melbourne-born drinks label, which makes fruit liqueurs with a distinctly Aussie twist, is fast becoming a staple at bars across the city. Oh, and one of its four local founders was just named Australia's Best Bartender for 2022.

But if you're yet to get acquainted with this innovative producer, you'll find the perfect opportunity this winter at Quincy Melbourne's club lounge The Q, as it hosts its Winter Orchard in the Sky.

Each Thursday to Sunday throughout July and August, the sky-high hotel bar will be showcasing Marionette's unique fruit-forward creations, which reimagine European classics (think, Cointreau and Campari) with local ingredients like Mildura oranges and Tasmanian blackberries.

Not only will you be able to sample the entire range straight or with ice, but The Q will be shaking up a special limited-edition cocktail menu celebrating Marionette's finest. Get set for creations like the Blackberry — fusing the Marionette Mure with JimmyRum Silver, lemon, ginger and Vietnamese mint — and another concoction starring Marionette Cassis with tequila, lime and ginger beer.

What's more, if you visit on Friday, July 15, or Saturday, July 30, you'll catch the aforementioned top-ranked bartender Nick Tesar (Bar Liberty) on the tools for a couple of special guest appearances.

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