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Written by Jo Hombsch
Whether your hobby is sipping on margaritas of a weekend, or you’re just a true coffee and booze connoisseur longing for a top-notch espresso martini, Sydney’s World Class Cocktail Festival is the week for you.
It’s a five-day cocktail festival, running from 28th April to 2nd May which celebrates all things bespoke cocktails, the nations best bartending talent, along with exclusive dining collaborations, pop up events and live entertainment.
Across the lineup, you’ll find $15 cocktails all week at more than 80 venues such as Cantina Ok!, Icebergs, Maybe Sammy, Bulletin Place – among many others. Receive a cultural fix at Golden Age Cinema, where Mexico’s best films will transport you abroad (with a tequila cocktail in hand of course), rooftop yoga or devour one or all of the ‘cocktail bites’ available across the length of the festival such a Butter’s limited-edition ‘Dirty Byrdi’.
It’s not just all about the booze either, within the week-long program you’ll find a masterclass from Simon Johnson celebrating the increasingly popular pairing of Vodka and Caviar, with the afternoon titled ‘The Truth About Caviar‘. Life is also all about balance too, so nurture yourself between all the liquor and get your zen on with a mid-morning yoga session at Paramount Recreation Club.
Also within the program on Tuesday 27th, the country’s best bartenders will battle it out to be crowned Australia World Class Bartender, with the winner virtually competing in the global World Class Bartender of the Year competition in July.
Seven of the World’s Top 100 Bars are in Australia, with all of them taking part in the lineup, so you know that you’re in for a week-long treat across the entire calendar of events.
For the full festival program and to book yourself into some events see here.
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