After a great run of four years on Sydney’s Darlinghurst road, owners Dan Knight and…
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There’s nowhere else quite like Havana. Hinky Dinks’ Dan Knight whiles the night away on her streets and in her bars, and finds there’s still life in the old girl yet…
The well-known and much admired Jeremy Shipley is moving on from his role as trainer and ambassador at Bacardi Lion, to take on a role with Sydney’s Solotel group overseeing their bars.
It would have been hard to go past Hinky Dinks for this month’s Cocktail Experiment considering that the theme was Martini Madness. Hinky Dinks is after all harking from an era where the home cocktail party raged and a cocktail was more than a drink – it was a fashion accessory. The Martini raged supreme.
Funnily enough, this is always one of the more challenging experiments we run through Bartender magazine. Twisting and ‘moderning-up’ this timeless classic can be tough and often it’s the simple touches that work best. As usual we ran through the line-up of spirits and brainstormed ideas on how best to tackle the cocktails before hitting the mixing glass.
Got a time machine? Me neither, but don’t let that stop you heading back to the post-war cocktail period by visiting Hinky Dinks, Sydney’s latest take on trendy tippling. Embodying the cocktail culture of the 1950s, when then a well stirred Cobbler was an essential accessory one’s image and a cocktail ‘hour’ wasn’t dependant on keeping an eye on the clock, Hinky Dinks is setting a new trend in ‘old fashioned’.