Want to know where you can find the best Mardi Gras themed cocktails in Sydney?
Amongst all the glitter, feathers and false lashes set to cover Sydney for 2020 Mardi Gras celebrations, you will find an absolutely-fabulous array of rainbow cocktails to kick-start your night.
Sydney, get ready to taste the rainbow this Mardi Gras 2020 thanks to Barangaroo’s favourite Australian-infused Bavarian restaurant, Beerhaüs. This Mardi Gras 2020, Beerhaüs will be serving up an Australian-confectionary-favourite, the Skittle Bomb. That’s right. Vodka, lemonade and skittles of your choice. So what’s your flavour? Ours is, of course, the best skittle, purple.
Bel & Brio
You can dance and you can jive, but tell us, can you even enjoy your Mardi Gras this year without a visit to Bel & Brio – Barangaroo’s favourite authentic Italian restaurant? This year to help you shimmy your way through Mardi Gras festivities Bel & Brio have shaken up the Dancing Queen that’s tippled with white rum, Licor 43, fresh lemon juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, blue curacao and egg white foam. Blue in colour, this concoction is best served with Bel & Brio’s Spaghetti Prawns ($30) and Rustic Potato Chips with shaved black truffle ($14).
Landmark Sydney pub, The Beresford, is offering a special Mardi Gras 2020 cocktail, as well as other iconic Sydney venues; Pool Club, Ivy, Lotus, Ms G’s, The Vic on the Park, Queens Hotel and El Loco Excelsior. These Merivale locations have partnered with Absolut Vodka to create the dreamy Absolut Stardust concoction, made from Absolut Lime, coconut water, mint, lychee and soda. With $2 from each drink purchase donated to charity partners, The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation and ACON, it’d be rude not to try it.
Classy modern French steak restaurant, Bistro Rex, is pulling out all the stops this year with a special Mardi Gras cocktail – a Mar-gay-rita! A fabulous spin on a standard margarita with a mix of Olmeca Altos Tequila Reposado, lime and rhubarb syrup which gives it its pink colour. Not only is this cocktail delicious, but $8 from every Mar-gay-rita purchase also goes to the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, an Australian HIV Charity that has been running since 1984, so you can donate to charity whilst sipping on a delicious cocktail!
The Butler is not only offering stunning views and chic decor on Saturday 29 February, but has created a special Mardi Gras cocktail – the Love Louder made from Absolut Vodka, Aperol, grapefruit, lemon, and rose, which sounds dangerously delicious. For a classy Mardi Gras, or to start the night off right, head to The Butler for a delicious cocktail and to marvel at the Sydney skyline.
The Clock Hotel
Stop by this iconic Surry Hills pub for some food and this gorgeous drink made to celebrate Mardi Gras – the RuPaul’s Martini – a pink drink adorned with sprinkles. Marketed as being ‘delicious, flirtatious and downright fabulous’, this drink definitely lives up to expectations. Sip it whilst taking in the artwork of The Clock Gallery, showcasing artwork created for Mardi Gras dating back to 1978. The Clock has also partnered with HIV charity ACON, so head on over for a good cause, some art and a beautiful cocktail or two.
Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge
Not only is Hyde throwing a FREE after-party for Mardi Gras, they are also offering an exclusive cocktail, the OTT Hyde Pride, made with a gorgeous mix of Paraiso, Belvedere Vodka, Blue Curacao, lime and pineapple juice plus some extravagant toppings, naturally. Stop by Hyde for the cocktail, the view, the fabulous Drag performances, or all three.
This effortlessly chic cocktail bar found in the iconic Rocks is offering a range of special drinks this Mardi Gras 2020 season. Choose from six different Mardiritas in delicious flavours such as Blackberry, Strawberry and Mint, Plum, Smoky, Mango & Chilli and Joy. Select your own tequila from an extensive list and enjoy!
Silly Tart Kitchen
Start the Mardi Gras weekend right at Silly Tart Kitchen with their famous Bottomless Brunch! Not only are there delicious dishes, a flower wall, and a pop-up bespoke headwear stall, there is also a bottomless supply (for an hour and a half) of one of the venues ‘cocktarts’ a magical colour changing Rainbow Spritz made from kiwi syrup, mojito mint syrup, lychee, fresh lime, soda water, grenadine and butterfly flower peas to colour BRIX white rum and the ice! The drink itself is $15, and an hour and a half of bottomless food and drink is only $70 per person! What better way is there to start the weekend?
Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
For an incredibly classy start to your Mardi Gras stop by the Sydney Sofitel for a fabulous cocktail or three. The Sofitel is putting on a gorgeous array of rainbow-coloured cocktails to celebrate all things Mardi Gras. Located conveniently in the centre of Sydney’s CBD, have your cocktails in the luxurious soiree lounge and start your night on a high.
The popular Darlinghurst Pub, The Taphouse, is not only serving up great pub food and an extensive beer list, but a rainbow vodka slushie. This Absolut Rainbow Slushie is as delicious as it is pretty, so head to the picturesque rooftop garden any time this month for some great photo opportunities as well a perfectly Mardi Gras 2020 themed drink, a share plate or a pub feed.
Stop by Tayim Restaurant and Bar this weekend for a beautiful colour changing purple cocktail created to celebrate the Mardi Gras 2020 parade! Tayim is nestled in The Rocks and is known for serving up delicious Middle Eastern cuisine as well as fabulous and inventive cocktails. This special Mardi Gras cocktail is made from Amaretto, spiced rum, lemon juice and butterfly pea tea, garnished with red roses.