Many thanks to @urbanlistmelb for the cocktail review. #repost ・・・
Raise your hands for kickass winter cocktails 🙌 We've found some of the best. Head on down to @theuglyduckling_richmond for some of the city's most unusual mixes. Take the Conquistador: a double hit of tromba blanco tequila, Averna, cold-drip coffee, passionfruit and caramelised pineapple puree. Tastes like espresso tropicana...with a mighty kick 🌴 #urbanlisted#cocktails#cocktailbar#swanst#richmond3121#melbournebars#melbournedrinks
The Cocktail Of The Week is: Escape N•5
Deep, tannic and spicy. “I’m getting out of here to the West; anybody want to come along?”
Wolfgang Engels, a 19-year-old working for the East German Army decided, on the 16th of April 1963, to steal an armoured personnel carrier and simply crash through the Berlin Wall, which was at the time, a layered block construction three metres high.
His simple, yet effective, plan almost worked. The vehicle’s nose punched through the construction, but the doors were still on the wrong side of the wall. He then decided to get out of the truck and go over the fortification, but he became ensnared in the barbed wire.
Just five metres away from him was an East German soldier who opened fire on him and hit him in the chest as well as the hand.
Alerted by the shooting, the West German police decided to help him and started a suppression fire to cover him. By chance, a group of intoxicated men who were next door in a bar in West Berlin rushed out and formed a human ladder to free him from the wire.
A few minutes later, helped by a bunch of strangers with immeasurable courage, Wolfgang Engels made it through. He was suffering from a collapsed lung, but he was free.
The irony was that Wolfgang didn’t know that his mother was working at the time for the ‘Staatssicherheitsdienst’, the Stasi secret police. They met again in 1990, but they never spoke about his escape.
The cocktail for this week is inspired by Wolfgang’s story: audacious and terribly bold.
Makers Mark mixed with Cherry Herring, pear and apple house made spiced syrup, Shiraz and Angostura Bitters.
Designed by Anna, Berlin Bar.
Very excited to be part of this new Friday night series starting next weekend at @glamoramabar!! Expect plenty of Disco, House, Afro Boogie and anything else to get those feet moving and faces smiling!!! I'll be jumping on the 1s and 2s July 21st. See you at the front!!
Our city, our Justin! Justin is the face of 'What's on Melbourne' and he is popping up everywhere! If you spot one of these pictures get a photo of yourself next to it @'ing us in the post and we will give you a free mulled cider on arrival at Whitehart! This will be running until this Thursday so get snapping and have a bit of fun with it. (Scroll right for some more examples of how to find him).
Have you been to our rooftop Alpine Winter Village?
Every Friday night we'll be giving away a double pass to Victoria's premier ski resort, Mt Buller.
Simply be here on the night, and register with one of our friendly staff.
Don't forget to share your experience by using #imperial1863 , and #mtbuller .
Visit our website for more info, link in bio!
We've teamed up with @brooklyn_aus to bring you a Rare Winter Boilermaker list! Released today, the boilermakers are designed for sharing (2) and include delicious matches such as the Cask Aged Black Chocolate Stout paired with Whisky & Alement Private Bottling of Lark! Very limited stock available at very low, drinkable prices (these are not reserved for grannies closet)!
A steak deal this good is rare to find.
Enjoy a 300gm Porterhouse cooked just the way you like it and served with dressed salad, scallop potatoes and garlic butter for only $20 every Tuesday. Add your choice of Peppercorn, Mushroom or Jus for $3.0 each. #auburnhotel#hawthorn
Tonight on the Lawn! We're serving up succulent steaks from $15, plus catch Lions v Hurricanes live from 5.30pm.
Check out our website for bookings and more info: http://collegelawnhotel.com.au/whats-on. 📷: clatch88
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