Technically, it’s not drinking alone if the bartender is there!
You know the drill…it’s Friday afternoon and time to relax after a long and stressful work week.
What better way to chill out than with a cocktail at your favourite bar or restaurant? Alternatively, you could take the party home and concoct the perfect drink to usher in the weekend.
Welcome to our Cocktail of the Week series, where each Friday we will highlight a cheeky creation to tantalise tastebuds and set the tone for good times.
Head to the place to see and be seen by the sea on the Gold Coast at Hyde Paradiso
on The Esplanade. Overlooking the iconic sands of Surfers Paradise Beach from level one of Peppers Soul hotel, this dining destination is the perfect Hyde away for all your cocktail and tapas needs; sit back and take in ocean views while indulging from a selection of cocktails and delicious Mediterranean plates.
Hyde Paradiso has collaborated with The Botanist Gin
to feature five cocktails celebrating the versatility of Islay’s only boutique gin with 22 hand-foraged botanicals.
Mixologist, Cameron Barnes says his favourite creation is the Elderflower Collins
– easy to make, deliciously delicate and perfect for the year-long Summer weather the Gold Coast offers.
"The addition of our very own pineapple mint, foraged fresh from our herb garden, takes this everyday sipper to another level,” he explains. "This cocktail lifts The Botanist Gin floral bouquet in a drink style anyone could enjoy.”
While this version is garnished with a sprig of mint, simply select any garden herb – rosemary, thyme, sage etc – along with citrus fruit such as lemon, mandarin and grapefruit for your own foraged cocktail variation.