Baba's Place Has Created Australia's First Rakija and Tonic RTD Cans with the Help of DNA Distillery

Paying homage to suburban red-brick houses and using the distillery's family rakija recipe, these ready-to-drink cans are your next favourite summer drink.
Ben Hansen
Published on January 24, 2023

Baba's Place is known for doing things a little differently; whether that's housing its restaurant in a Marrickville warehouse or curating cutting-edge DJs to perform as you have dinner. Its off-the-beaten-track mentality and top-notch eats have cemented its place in the hearts of many Sydneysiders (and on our best restaurants in Sydney list).

Now, the latest addition to the Baba's Place artillery is a new ready-to-drink rakija and tonic concoction the team has created in partnership with fellow rakija enthusiast DNA Distillery. It's thought to be the first of its kind in Australia, and possibly also in the world. The summer-ready sip combines DNA's classic double-distilled rakija with a fizzy refreshing tonic in one unique portable drink.

DNA is a family-run distillery that uses a recipe passed down through generations, along with Australian shiraz grapes and pears, to create three rakija varieties — classic, gold and pear. Forming a rakija dream team with Baba's Place — who have had a shot of the spirit on their menu since day one — they've now brought something brand new to Australia's RTD market.

Playing on the duo's shared suburban heritage, the branding pays homage to Western Sydney's red-brick houses with the slogan "It gets hot in the suburbs" sitting prominently on each can. Completing the look is one of those ubiquitous red plastic chairs, which appears to be melting in the sun.

The cans are already available in a few places. You can of course order one from the Baba's Place menu if you're at the warehouse for a meal, or you can snap some up from the DNA Distillery website. A haven for local and independent booze, Drnks also stocks the cans on its website and at its Sydney store.

Plus, if you're around Marrickville on Saturday, January 28, Baba's Place will be onsite at The Great Club for its Hottest 100 block party cracking plenty of R&T cans for those in attendance.

To find out more about the Baba's Place x DNA Distillery Rakija and Tonic cans, or to order, see the distillery's website.

Published on January 24, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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