Spice Temple Melbourne’s new cocktail list
May 8th, 2012. Posted by Sarah
Imogen and her team behind the bar at Spice Temple Melbourne have put together a cracking new Cocktail Menu…is it our best yet? Hmmm…we think maybe….
As the Melbourne restaurant has developed its own identity, so has its cocktail list. This seasonally inspired list is all about clean, light flavours, beautiful balance, and Autumnal spirits. A few highlights…
The Tiger- a twist on the classic Old Fashioned Cocktail, although not nearly as polarising as the original recipe of bourbon, bitters and sugar: this one is rich, gently sweet, with winter spices adding delicate acidity and balance (spiced rum, quince reduction & bitters)
The Snake - another drink using Winter spices, this time combined with pineapple, Cachaça, white pepper & cloves- so, so tasty!
And last but not least, you’ve got to grab yourself a date, and share the new season’s Pig cocktail: a combination of nashi pear juice, Bison grass vodka & green tea, served in a carafe- so cleansing, cooling and light- perfect before, during or after your Autumn/Winter Spice Temple over indulgence!
We’ve still got the big hitters on there too – the Rooster, the Horse and the Monkey will all still be just as you left them, and just as crazily flavoursome as ever!
Spice Temple’s cocktail program has been pieced together to provide our guests with a holistic modern Chinese experience. As we move through to cooler months, we look to warm your palate by using dark fragrant spices, aromatic herbs and sweetened teas. Each drink has been conceptualised to reflect a rich harmony between food and drink, balance and taste
Our cocktails are named after the 12 Zodiac signs of the Chinese calendar.
Cuban rum, rhubarb and star anise syrup, lime and basil
Australian gin, red capsicum, salted cucumber and lemon juice
Spiced rum, quince reduction and bitters
London dry gin, green apple, jasmine tea soda and salted cucumber
London dry gin, lemongrass soda, citrus with rose water
Cachaca, white pepper, cloves and pineapple
Golden rum, pomegranate, molasses and lime juice
Blanco tequila, sesame, ginger, agave syrup and lime
Dutch vodka, house made spicy ginger beer and citrus
Aperol, limoncello and fresh passionfruit
Rye whiskey, fortified wine, five spice and orange bitters
Bison vodka, sake, nashi juice and green tea (carafe only)
Congratulations on such an amazing selection to Imogen, Ethan, Kash, Drew & Trudy!
See you across the bar!