ZETA BAR’S ARABIAN nights as well as mixed drinks

Zeta Bar at the top of the Hilton Sydney has always been a quite damn fine bar. Its outlook over the lovely Queen Victoria building as well as down into the pulsing spirit of the city is enticing as well as glamorous.

From Valentine’s Day, ’14 Zeta is embracing the romance of the exotic. Their Arabian nights theme, which occurs every Friday till the end of March, turns this slick contemporary location into a mysterious middle Eastern grotto.

Tastes of Persia as well as Arabia, North Africa as well as Turkey – everything culminates in a wonderland of soft cushions, extravagant carpets, hookah pipes, spiced lamb as well as exotic outlandish cocktails.

From the drinks list, our much-loved mixed drinks featured on these Arabian nights are the One Thousand as well as One Nights and  the Shahrazad.

One Thousand as well as One Nights

This classically styled cocktail combines Tanqueray gin with saffron infused sherry, wonderful vermouth as well as hints of apricot. The drink is served up in a star anise smoked coupette glass. A excellent beginning to your evening.

Here’s what you need:

45ml Tanqueray

10ml Antica Formula

10 Saffron Tio Pepe

7.5ml Apricot Brandy

1 decrease angostura bitters

Glass: star Anise smoked coupette.

Garnish: Torched star anise, flamed orange area (discarded)

Here’s what you do:

Torch a star anise as well as location it in the bottom of the mixed drink glass. Cover the glass to keep the smoke in.

Pour the components over ice into a shaker.

Stir well as well as strain it into the smoked glass (don’t fail to remember to take the cover off first!

Twist as well as shed a piece of orange peel over the drink so the juices from the skin flame as well as shower the surface of the drink.


Inspired by the most popular princess in Arabic literature. Coffee, Cynar, Port, as well as Ketel One Vodka, with a pinch of salt. gone along with by Turkish delight, this is a short wonderful treat in shape for a king – or princess to be! A step up from your run-of-the-mill espresso martini, this one’s guaranteed to keep you awake.

Here’s what you need:

30ml Vodka

30ml Coffee

30ml Hanwood Port

20ml Cynar – a bitter herbal liqueur from Italy

20ml Spiced Agave Nectar

1 pinch salt

2 drops increased water

Glass: Punch cup as well as saucer

Garnish: Side serve of Turkish delight.

Here’s what you do:

Pour all components over ice into a mixed drink shaker.

Shake as well as strain into the class.

Garnish with a piece of Turkish delight.

These mixed drinks are incredible, aren’t they? They likewise noise like a great deal of work. as well as that’s why I’ll be heading back to Zeta Bar soon to get somebody else to make them for me!

Where will you be this Friday night? tell us in the comments!

Images courtesy of Zeta Bar.

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