If your morning caffeine hit is always over too soon, get an extension at Mr Black's second annual Grindhouse pop-up. Taking over Three Williams in Redfern this weekend, the event is an a paean to glorious, glorious coffee. Not a single item on the menu will escape coffee-cation, from the whizz-bang drinks list to the brew-infused snacks.
Specialising in their celebrated cold drip liqueur, the Mr Black crew will be delivering their twist on a bunch of signature cocktails, including a Bentley's cold-drip negroni, a cold-brew martini from Melbourne's Bad Frankie, and Rockpool's Ryeball (Mr Black coffee liqueur, rye whisky, Campari, chocolate bitters). Plus, numerous classics will be revamped for coffee crazies — think gin + tonic + coffee, and a spiced ice coffee (Mr Black, Sailor Jerry's rum, milk, agave syrup). Meanwhile, Young Henrys has been working on a special, super-smooth coffee-beer.
The Three Williams chefs will be whipping up a menu to keep up to speed with the beverages. Co-owner Toby Laccarino said, "We love Mr Black and jumped at the chance to turn our venue into a coffee cocktail pop-up with their crew. Our team has designed a menu pairing the food with the delicious drinks, which will, of course, feature our famous coffee roasted beef brisket sliders."
Grindhouse is taking over Three Williams on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October, from 6pm to midnight both nights. Tickets are $37 (+bf) a pop, and that includes two cocktails and eats all night long.