Hemmetini, Celestial, Lotus Martini, Pomegranate 2nd
The first stop is Lotus Bar; apart of Merivale’s chain and the Runner Up in Time Out Sydney Bar Awards 2009 as Best Cocktail Bar, it was definitely on the cards for the night’s agenda. The intimate bar is quietly tucked away behind the Lotus restaurant. Although the bar is relatively small, it is deceiving to the eye with a wall to ceiling mirrored bar, deep ruby red and gold wallpaper and tea lit candles with mellow music.
I sampled the Hemmetini, a refreshing martini of payet pisco, teichenne melon schnapps, fresh watermelon, lemon juice, sugar and a hint of mint. Definitely refreshing with a little kick from the mint to welcome in a warm summer afternoon. The cocktails were not the best I’ve ever had, but the food was delicious. Feeling peckish, we shared amongst us a slow cooked pork belly, garden peas, tarragon topped with pork crackling. Sweet and simple.
A modern bar with a fresh cocktails and a cosy relaxed atmosphere.
22 Challis Ave
Potts Point, Sydney