Zeta Bar gets a big refresh with globetrotting spring cocktail menu (Sydney)

The historic Hilton Sydney is a regular go-to for their two stunning bars, one of which is the legendary Marble Bar, the other: Zeta Bar. While Marble has always attracted a relaxed, classic cocktail-loving crowd looking to escape the streets of Sydney by heading underground, Zeta has been known as a staple for lavish nights out, something which obviously calls for constant reinvention because drinking the same thing over and over again isn’t ideal.

Zeta’s bar manager Roman Kristek and team have then taken a big step and introduced a whopping 16 new cocktails to the premium bar, looking to inspiration from around the world in a nod to globetrotting founder Mr Conrad Hilton, reinterpreting some famous classics that have been invented in Hilton Hotel bars from New York and Texas to San Juan and Kuala Lumpur. Uncommon ingredients such as smoked mandarin, coconut honey cream and condensed chestnut milk have been used to come with an array of new recipes.

The Tequila Daisy made famous at The Mobely Hotel in Cisco, Texas has been reinterpreted into The Cisco Daisy, a careful layering of Don Julio, saffron, preserved citrus, and smoked mandarin. It’s found on the menu with three other concoctions paying tribute to the Texan property, kicking off the theme of having four cocktails for each hotel – New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria, the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico, and Hilton Kuala Lumpur. The result is cocktails like the Boracay Zombie (Zeta Rum Blend, pineapple & kale, chai honey, kalamansi, Absinthe, ginger beer) and The 5th Avenue (Lagavulin 16 Year Old Whisky, Bulleit Rye Whiskey, sorrel wine, agave syrup, aromatics).

Zeta Bar

Address: Hilton Sydney, 488 George St, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9265 6070
Website: www.zetabar.com.au
Hours: Tues-Thurs 5pm-12am; Fri 5pm-2am; Sat 5pm-3am

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Chris Singh

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