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FOOD & DRINK

World Bartender Day 2021

Mark the annual celebration by sipping inventive cocktails — or creating your own at home.
By Melanie Colwell
March 01, 2021
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By Melanie Colwell
March 01, 2021
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We've always been impressed by the skills of bartenders. But we've never appreciated their ability to create mind-blowing concoctions as much as we have in the past year. Try as we may, our at-home attempts to stir, shake, strain and flame ingredients have never been quite up to scratch.

So, when we have a chance to celebrate the keepers of our favourite cocktails, we're more than happy to oblige. To mark World Bartender Day on February 24, Grain has unveiled a new cocktail menu inspired by legends of the hospitality industry.

Head to the sophisticated bar, located in the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, between Wednesday, February 17 and Wednesday, March 31 to sample the drinks designed by Assistant Bar Manager Adam Lau and team.

There are six specials in total, inspired by the likes of Harry MacElhone, owner of the legendary Harry's New York Bar in Paris, and Victor Jules Bergeron Jr, who is known for inventing the mai tai.

Want to sip the tipple inspired by Jerry Thomas, who is considered the forefather of bartending? That'd be the Georgia Quarter, made with whisky, cognac, peach liqueur, mint and lemon. We're also keen to try the Silk Road (tequila, creme de cacao, sherry, honey and almond milk), inspired by iconic New York speakeasy Milk and Honey's founder Sasha Petraske.

And if all this creativity has you inspired to attempt your own inventions at home, Grain has bartender kits to give away to four lucky readers.

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