Monday 21 January 2013

Sip on Summer at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with Australiana-themed cocktails and high tea


There is nothing more iconic than an Aussie Summer, so the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has launched a quirky Australian-inspired high tea and matching cocktails to  invite guests to 'get their green and gold on' this season.

Featuring lemon myrtle and Murray River salt caramel macaroons, lamington eclairs, lemon bars on Anzac cookie crusts and of course, mini vegemite sandwiches and pavlovas as well as other Australian flora-inspired treats, the high tea is served with a choice of equally fun Aussie cocktails including the 'Mick Dundee', the refreshing 'Green and Gold', the 'Royal Laminton' and the 'Backyard Cooler'.

A tribute to Paul Hogan's quintessentially Australian character from the Crocodile Dundee movies, the Mick Dundee is made with Johnny Walker Double Black, Quandong and Gentian Bitters, Rosso Vermouth and Peychaud's Bitters and will make a croc hunter of anyone.

A creative spin on another Aussie institution, the Royal Lamington cocktail blends Crème de Cacao, Frangelico, Baileys and chocolate syrup with ice, served in a glass rimmed with strawberry jam and garnished with coconut sprinkles.

The Green and Gold is a mix of lime juice, Bundy Rum, and Leatherbarrel Syrup to celebrate the Australian colours with a twist of lime and more than a dash of quality Australian sparkling wine.

Finally, the Backyard Cooler brings to mind hot afternoons and the smell of freshly cut grass and is a sexy combination of cucumber slices, honeydew melon, Absolut Citron, lemon juice and ice – the ultimate refresher for a hot summer's day.

Available daily throughout Summer until 10th March, The Australiana high tea is served on a tray decorated with Eucalyptus tus leaves and a toy koala to take home, while the Sofitel lobby and lounge has been transformed into a scene from the outback with miniature gum trees and native flowers including kangaroo paw, banksia, coral ferns, lambswool and eucalyptus nuts. The perfect place to celebrate Australia Day, or to bring visiting friends and family from overseas, the Sofitel's Australiana High Tea is priced at only $59 per person including a choice of two Australiana cocktails. To make a reservation phone (02) 9228 9188 or email: The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is located at 61-101 Phillip St, Sydney, right in the heart of the CBD.

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