For cocktail geeks across the world, 13 May is World Cocktail Day because reportedly on this day in 1806, the first known definition of the word cocktail appeared in the column of an American newspaper. Like most cocktail lore, there's debate over whether this is the first mention of the word but whatever the story, this is a day to celebrate the cocktail!
To mark the occasion in 2017, Sydney Cocktail Club will transform into the elusively exclusive Secret Cocktail Club for one night only. Taking place at a secret location, this private party features a menu swap with real-life Brooklyn speakeasy, Covert Cocktail Club. (CCC), which itself operates out of the home of an amateur drinks enthusiast. Our World Cocktail Day pop-up cocktail menu features twists on classic drinks, which may or may not be topped up with a jigger or two of genuine NYC hooch that has been bootlegged to Sydney just for the occasion. And back in Brooklyn? We’ve had a hand in coming up with some Aussie twisted drinks for CCC to serve their guests, thanks to some Australian-made spirits that have sneakily winged their way to the USA.
Speakeasies being speakeasies, you'd be hard pressed to find much on the world wide web about these secret clubs but you can read a little on our friends at CCC here (and get an idea of what to expect in Sydney)
This 2.5-hour seated session is a unique way to share some delectable drinks with like-minded lovers of cocktails, and try something new thanks to our friends at CCC. Only 6 seats are available for this one off event so we’re taking expressions of interest via a ballot until 28 April 2017 with invitations will be sent to the lucky few on 1 May 2017.
Please read the following before submitting your details:
The ballot will be open until 11.59 pm on 28 April 2017
Once the ballot is closed, we will choose three people at random to extend an invitation to attend. Each of the three guests will each be able to attend with a plus one.
Successful entrants will be notified via email and text on 1 May 2017 and will have 24 hours to accept the invitation. If the invitation is not accepted, we will choose another name at random from the list.
Every person attending will be asked to contribute $50 towards the evening. Links will be sent to those successful with details on how they can make this contribution.
Guests will be served an aperitif, 2 cocktails and a digestif with light snacks over the course of the session.
If extended an invitation, you must be available to attend in Sydney between 6 pm and 8.30 pm on Saturday 13 May 2017. Needless to say, you will need to be over 18 to attend.
The meet up point will be within 5 km of the Sydney central district. Guests will be sent a text on the day of the party with details of where to meet.
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