Highballs and Bites at Icebergs
Enjoy this summery take on the classic Johnnie Walker highball with million-dollar ocean views.
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Spring has landed at last. And, if you're a Sydneysider, you'll know it's never too early to make the most of our city's glorious sunshine, with plenty of surf sessions, coastal strolls and cocktails by the beach on offer.
Want all three? Make tracks to Bondi — the world's most famous stretch of sand — for a day in the sun, then head to Sydney's ultimate beach bar: Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. It's got world-class cocktails, top-notch food and million-dollar views, making it the perfect spot for a post-dip wind-down.
Plus, the famed Bondi spot has teamed up with Johnnie Walker to bring you a decadent new take on the highball cocktail. And we're not talking about the whisky highball as you've always known it, with plain soda and any old whisky in the rail. We're talking about a reinvention. What else would you expect from one of Sydney's most celebrated spots?
Bartender Matt Whiley has created a refreshing tasting, summery interpretation of the classic. Dubbed 'Walking on Thin Ice' ($20), Whiley's cocktail is made with just four ingredients: anise soda, verjus, bergamot syrup and Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, of course. So, think a touch of floral earl grey tea in this one, with Whiley's interesting use of the citrusy bergamot — a fruit indigenous to southern Italy.
If you're keen to try it, get yourself to Bondi Beach any day from Tuesday, September 17. Plus, in case you're hungry after a day of sun and surf, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar will be pairing its new cocktail with a raw seafood cracker for $24.