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Your guide to Adelaide’s most popular cocktails

Need an excuse to go for cocktails this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

To celebrate World Cocktail Day this week we’ve rounded up the most popular cocktails from some of Adelaide’s most iconic drinking holes so you can raise a glass to the weekend in style. Cheers! 

Hains & Co’s ‘Crimson Mainsail’ 

This tasty tipple features Elephant Sloe gin, Makers Mark bourbon, lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg whites and a splash of Angostura Bitters and costs $20. Aye aye Captain. 

Hains & Co.

You can find Hain’s & Co at 23 Gilbert Pl, Adelaide SA 5000. 

Westward’s ‘Private Island’

For when you’re feeling extra boujee, transport yourself to the tranquility of the tropics with Beulga vodka, Don Julio 1942, tequila, Monkey 47 gin, Ron Zacapa XO rum, Grand Marnier, lemon and cola for $50 at SkyCity’s Westward bar. 

Westward Bar

You can find Westward at SkyCity Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000. 

Merrymaker’s ‘Rosé Cosmopolitan’

Sipping one of these in the city’s tallest rooftop bar? Sign me up. If you’re partial to a delicious concoction of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, rosé and lime then this one’s for you for just $24. 


You can find Merrymaker at 23-29 Market St, Adelaide SA 5000. 

Hennessy Rooftop’s ‘Mayfair 45’

International travel ban scuppered your plans for a Caribbean getaway? The signature Mayfair 45 at the Hennessy guarantees a vacation in a glass for just $22, featuring pineapple-infused Cuban rum, elderflower, lemon, and egg whites.

The Hennessy Rooftop

You can find Hennessy Rooftop Bar at 45 King William St, Adelaide SA, 5000. 

Mary’s Poppin’s ‘Passionfruit Schlong Island Ice Tea’

Blessed be the passionfruit…Adelaide’s premier drag bar certainly knows how to turn the party out and there’s no better way to get it started than with the wickedly named Passionfruit Schlong Island Ice Tea priced at $22. 

Mary’s Poppin

You can find Mary’s Poppin at 5 Synagogue Pl, Adelaide SA 5000. 

Prohibition Liquor Co’s ‘Small Batch Bathtub Cut Negroni’

Hailed as the ‘All Australian Negroni’, ease yourself into the weekend with Bathtub Cut Gin, Applewood Okar, and Maidenii Sweet Vermouth poured over ice with a twist of zesty orange peel for $20. 

Prohibition Liquor Co.

Prohibition Liquor Co. is located at 22 Gilbert Pl, Adelaide 5000.

Never Never Distilling Co’s ‘Gin & Tonic (with a twist)’

Disclaimer: This is not your run of the mill G&T. Celebrating the best in South Australian produce, Never Never uses ingredients from the Fleurieu region including Kalamata olives, bay leaf, thyme and basil all grown locally to make up their Med Gin & PS Soda Olive tonic available for $15.

Never Never Distilling Co.

You can find Never Never Distilling Co. at 56 Field St, McLaren Vale SA 5171. 

Therapy Cocktail Bar’s ‘Nikki Webster’

For those looking for something fruity this is practically all your five-a-day in one sumptuous sip, with vodka, strawberries, pineapple juice and passion fruit available for $18. “It tastes like a kiss from a strawberry!’ says Bar Manager Josh.

You can find Therapy Cocktail Bar at 2 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000. 

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