Featuring six cocktails from six world-class bartenders and six international bars.
It’s time to raise a glass to World Cocktail Day! The annual celebration of delicious drinks and fancy flavours is back, and the team at Paddo Inn are making it an occasion to remember with a week-long festivity from May 8th – May 14th. Get ready to travel across the world as the bar teams up with six world-class bartenders to create a one-of-a-kind international cocktail menu.
From Paddington, straight to Mexico, Singapore, and Hong Kong, each bar and bartender involved at Paddo Inn brings their own unique touch of international flair to this exclusive menu. Sip your way through reimagined Margaritas and Espresso Martinis where every drink will transport you to a new and exciting destination. Read below for your preview of the cocktails, bartenders, and bars:
Foxtrot Jungle Juice by Shirley Yeung from Foxtrot Unicorn, Perth
Tropical, punchy and delicious all in one sip, Foxtrot Jungle Juice is Modern Tiki at its best. It’s layered with Origen Raiz Mezcal, Martini Rosso, citrus heart and bitters, finished off with a generous grate of nutmeg and mint. The jungle juice was born out of Foxtrot Unicorn, a Western Australian bar hidden underground in an old bank vault, and it’s also Shirley Yeung’s go-to. She’s seen her fair share of shenanigans, having been a veteran at Foxtrot Unicorn before becoming a bar manager. Foxtrot Jungle Juice is an ode to good booze, and even better times, served up in a tiki mug.
‘Brother Wolf Expresso Martini’ by Jessica “Rabbit” King from Brother Wolf Knoxville, USA
It took years for Jessica to perfect her signature ‘Brother Wolf Expresso Martini’, making it taste exactly like a mocha milkshake that surprisingly doesn’t contain any vodka. Brother Wolf is an Italian aperitivo cocktail bar all the way in Tennessee. A bar focused on Italian drinking culture isn’t the first thing you expect to find in the southeastern United States, but the team has truly created something magical in that corner. Named after the bar, the Brother Wolf Expresso Martini features Caffe Borghetti and espresso with a touch of heavy cream to finish.
Cat Bite Margarita by Jesse Vida from Cat Bite Club, Singapore
The soon-to-be-opened Cat Bite Club in Singapore will surely be the talk of the town, with its focus on good vibes, ambiance, and agave & rice spirits. For now, owner Jesse Vida will bring that to Paddo Inn, with a signature margarita that is a modern take on a classic daisy and Tommy’s style margarita. Simple but complex, this cocktail is made with Blanco tequila, mezcal, Triple Sec, Amontillado Sherry, lime, and agave. It’s easygoing with a flavourful punch, just like Jesse intended.
Double Yuzu Paloma by Eduardo Conde from El Primo Sanchez, Paddington
Just a few steps from Paddo Inn lies El Primo Sanchez, a new Mexican Bar to grace Paddington. Eduardo Conde is no stranger to mixing incredible drinks, he’s been a Sydney explorer, first working on the beverage program at No.92 GPR in Glebe, pushing the boundaries of flavour and pairing. He now finds himself bringing true Mexican hospitality at El Primo Sanchez, a cocktail bar that puts the focus back on tequila, mezcal, and creative cocktails. The Double Yuzu Paloma is no different, a super fragrant and refreshing drink with tequila, yuzushu, Strangelove yuzu soda, and chapulin salt, all rounded out with a hint of lime. Perfect for all citrus lovers.
‘Siniestro’ by Jay Khan from COA, Hong Kong
Jay Khan is no stranger to the bartending world, finding his passion whilst working at a karaoke bar. He honed his skills in the famous nightclubs of Lan Kwai Fong before travelling to Mexico and discovering his love for agave spirits. He created COA as one of Hong Kong’s first agave-focused bars, which has gone on to rank No. 7 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2021. He’s coming to Paddo Inn with Siniestro – a mix of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Madrecuishe Mezcal, Punt e Mes, and crème de cacao, finished off with a cherry.
Dryquiri by Esteban Morales from 400 Conejos, Mexico
Esteban Morales has quite the story, as a chef turned Agave spirits researcher and educator. He’s racked up numerous credentials and has used this knowledge to open 400 Conejos, an intimate restaurant and bar that focuses on educational Agave tastings and experiences. Dryquiri is Esteban’s modern take on a Daiquiri, using the fruit and spice of Tabernas as a highlight, with just the slightest hint of bittersweet. The main ingredient is La Venenosa Tabernas Reposado (which is sweet and smooth), followed by Bacardi Carta Blanca, Campari, passionfruit, and a twist of lime.
Paddo Inn’s World Cocktail Week will run on 8-14 May, with drinks available from 12pm every day. For more information and to make your booking, visit their website here.
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