Drink inspiration: Project Botanicals recipes from four top bartenders

This year, Project Botanicals paid homage to the worldly locations of Bombay Sapphire’s sustainably sourced vapour-infused botanicals. This unique story came to life as an interactive sensory adventure, with an immersive audio visual experience designed by Future Classic artist Ta-Ku, and culinary surprises by Studio Neon’s Aaron Teece in collaboration with some of Australia’s top cocktail bars including Mjølner, The Barber Shop, Union Electric and Bar Moncur, all tasked with creating exquisite Bombay Sapphire libations.


Here’s a salty take on the Espresso Martini

The Salty Sailor is a take on the Espresso Martini from new Brisbane pub, Little Big House: spiced rum courtesy of Sailor Jerry, some in-house syrup to tailor it just so, and garnished in the end with some toasted marshmallow.


Here’s what to expect when Mjølner Melbourne opens this year

Thanks to the success of their Sydney restaurant and bar, Mjølner, the Speakeasy Group will be opening a Melbourne out-post of the Viking-inspired eatery this year, on Hardware Street where Nieuw Amsterdam once operated. We asked Speakeasy’s Sven Almenning what to expect when Mjølner Melbourne opens this year, and what else they have in store for the year.