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[Sponsored] A Schweppervescent cocktail pop-up is coming to Garden State Hotel in April
The Schweppes brand needs little introduction. World-famous makers of sparkling beverages, the company has existed since 1783. They have been making mixer drinks for almost 150 years, using the same ingredients and processes as when they launched Indian Tonic Water and Dry Ginger Ale back in 1870.
So the arrival of a new range of Schweppes premium mixers and crafted soft drinks –Schweppes Signature Series – is a big deal. Created in collaboration with three leading Australian bartenders, Schweppes Signature Series is getting a grand launch at Garden State Hotel from Thursday April 4 to Sunday April 28.
Bar Schweppes will be taking over the entire beer garden and serving botanical cocktails, each featuring a unique sensory experience with carefully curated garnishes and mists of essential oils that accentuate the flavour notes within each cocktail. They're available for a limited time only and priced at just $15 each. Better yet, you can buy a Schweppes Signature Sessions Package at any time, which gets you three Signature Series cocktails for $35.
Brighten up your day with a Blossom & Tonic – gin and elderflower syrup with Schweppes Signature Series Bright Tonic and a garnish of fresh flowers and fragrant lemongrass oils. Or try the new tonic in a Bright Highball featuring gin, fino sherry, lemon juice and peach bitters.
Get a lift with a Café Mule, combining spiced rum, a touch of coffee, chocolate and Schweppes Signature Series Dry Ginger, topped with a toasted marshmallow and aromatic orange oils. Or feel the spark of a Whiplash Spritz – vodka, passionfruit, fresh lime, basil and Schweppes Signature Series Soda Water. And the classic Tom Collins gets a twist with white rum, pomegranate, lime, mint and Schweppes Signature Series Lemonade in La Vida Collins.
Bar Schweppes has added their touch of Schweppervescence to Garden State Hotel’s interiors, including a shimmering installation seemingly suspended from the sky.
To create the Signature Series, Schweppes' master blenders joined forces with mixologists Charlie Ainsbury (World Class champion), Jess Arnott (ex-MasterChef top three) and Chris Hysted-Adams (three-time Australian Bartender of the Year). The mixers include such ingredients as Javanese Cinchona Bark, Indian Chilli and Colorado Mountain Salts.
Get down to Garden State Hotel before April 28 to experience these mixers that have been designed to pair perfectly with fine spirits. The pub’s hours are 11am to late seven days a week.
And if you want to try the Schweppes Signature Series for yourself at home you can pick them up from Dan Murphy’s stores nationally from April 1.