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Award-Winning Sydney Bar Maybe Sammy Has Unveiled an Inventive New Cocktail Menu

The 11th best bar in the world has a new list with bergamot bubbles, mango gelato and porcini mushroom perfume.
By Ben Hansen
January 18, 2021
By Ben Hansen
January 18, 2021

Sydney has no shortage of sunny rooftops and quaint hole-in-the-wall bars ready to serve you up a cocktail seven days a week, but if you're looking to experience the best cocktails the city has to offer, Maybe Sammy should be top of your list. The Rocks cocktail bar was named the 11th best bar in the world last year and to kick the new year off in style, it has revealed a brand new cocktail list featuring 20 inventive creations.

Themed around the bar's namesake Sammy Davis Jr and his 1977 performance at the Sydney Opera House, the Sammy Davis Jr 'In Person' menu features nine exciting mixes. There's the Too Close for Comfort, a combination of Michter's rye whiskey with a porcini mushroom-infused vermouth and an in-house made porcini distillate perfume; 'Till You Hear the Bell, a riff on a margarita with bell pepper and palo santo (a medicinal tree native to South America); Mr Bojangles with peanut butter, whiskey and fermented honey; and Bang Bang, which is topped with a bergamot bubble.

Also on the menu is the Eee-O-Eleven, a reference to both a classic Davis Junior song and Maybe Sammy's placement on the World's Best Bars list. The pineapple rum-based delight is poured over Mapo mango gelato and complemented with coconut, lime and banana.

For those on a budget — or those looking to sample more of the menu — four new mini cocktails are now on offer for $11 each, including mini versions of the bar's signature drinks such as the Mini Sammy, which mixes Ketel One vodka, St Germain elderflower and house-made cranberry shrub.

High roller cocktails, take home cocktails and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic coffee-based drinks all maintain their spots on the menu alongside the bars extensive wine list. Check out the full menu at Maybe Sammy's website or drop in for a rundown in person.

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Maybe Sammy is located at 115 Harrington Street, The Rocks and is open from 4.30pm–12am Wednesday and Thursday and 4.30pm–1am Friday and Saturday.

Top images: Daniele Massacci

Published on January 18, 2021 by Ben Hansen

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