Nothing says summer weekends better than a few cocktails with friends. Whether you're looking for a refreshing fruity bevvy or your gal pal is wanting a caffeinated cocktail to help her dance the night away, MR TOMS has all your cocktail needs covered. Tucked away from the bustle of Ponsonby Road, The Kitchen's sophisticated and elegant environment makes it the ideal place to enjoy some delish dishes finished off with a drink (or three) off their inviting cocktail menu.
From a bold twist on the Espresso Martini to the fragrant flavours of Japan, there truly is a cocktail to tempt everyone's tastebuds at The Kitchen. While we are no bartending experts, we do know a thing or two about good Friday night cocktail session, so here is a little rundown of our favourite flavours guaranteed to polish off your meal or work week deliciously.
Lewis Road Creamery 'Double Caramel' Espresso Martini
The title may be a mouthful, but this tasty drop is anything but. House-infused Vanilla Vodka meets Creme de Cacao, shaken with Lewis Road Creamery's famed 'Chelsea Winter Double Caramel' for added sweetness, and punctuated by a shot of Atomic Coffee espresso. With this caffeine concoction, your coffee fix will be covered and you'll be buzzing all evening.
If you haven’t discovered the magical drink that is frozen Rosé, then boy have you been missing out. Stoneleigh Latitude Rosé comes together with Dolin Rouge Vermouth in an icy blend sweetened up by freshly pureed strawberries. If you were searching for a new summer beverage go-to, then this is it.
Think of fresh flavours and you'll get this cocktail. The combination of a citrusy zing from Absolut Citron, elderflower flavour from St Germain liqueur, fresh strawberries, apple and basil make for a refreshing mix.
Mai Tai Twist
Featuring two types of rum - Havana Club Anejo, Havana Club Especial - alongside Cointreau, Orgeat, refreshing lime, and house-made pineapple foam your taste buds will be heading straight to the Caribbean with this flavoursome cocktail.
Hop across the globe from the fruity flavours of the Carribean to the exotic flavours of Japan with this cocktail. The mixture of Sake, Pimms, lychee, cucumber and ginger beer will take your taste buds on a holiday.
Earthy, fruity, peachy, citrusy - this cocktail really does have a hit of flavour. The Botanist Gin is made from 22 hand-foraged island botanicals such as berries, barks and seeds, while the Maraschino Liqueur boasts a sour cherry flavour. Alongside hints of lemon, guava, egg white, and peach bitters, this sour cocktail will leave you with a sweet night ahead.
Check out the full cocktail menu available at The Kitchen by Mr Tom's here.