Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project Swap Event 2011

The tricolour vespas outside the pop-up bar had to be a clue. Or were they a clever decoy to maintain the suspense. At the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project Swap Event last night, the announcement was made that for one night only, on 12 November, Australia will be swapping nightlife with Italy.

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Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project Swap Event

The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange (SNE) is an annual worldwide event which brings together 50 countries that swap nightlife with one another. Madonna will be attending the event at the New York celebration where she will select the global winner of the dance competition.

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Pop-up bar

Junior Jack & Kid Créme and Alex Gaudino will headline the Italian-inspired Australia event in November, while Australian group Nervo and Bang Gang Deejay’s will head over to Italy.

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Anna Lunoe announcing… Italy

Anna Lunoe, DJ and Australian ambassador for Smirnoff NEP made the announcement before handing over the bar to renowned mixologist Max Greco of Eau-de-Vie Bar for Italian-themed cocktails.

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Max Greco demonstrating how to pull a cocktail face

Nonna Smith, made with Smirnoff 21 Vodka, pressed granny Smith apple, pear puree, lemon juice and sugar syrup kicked off the evening, with guest participation in cocktail making.

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Zenzero Genoa

Zenzero Genoa was the next cocktail made with Smirnoff 21 Vodka, lemon juice, ginger beer and a dash of creme de cassis for colour.

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Max Greco of Eau-de-Vie Bar making Zabaglione

Much like the St Patrick’s Day cocktails at Eau-de-Vie Bar, it was all nitro and safety gear for the Zabaglione cocktail, made with a good dose of espresso, Smirnoff 21 Vodka and coffee liqueur, topped with cream.

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Zabaglione cocktail

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Benvenuti

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Fun with David Beatty of Behind Bars and Max Greco

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Good times with Ben Shipley and Ms Darlinghurst

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Anna Lunoe, DJ and Australian ambassador for Smirnoff NEP

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More nitro at work with Max and David

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Cocktail fun with Anna and Max

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Mystery Guest, Ms Darlinghurst and Chocolate Suze on Vespas

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Smirnoff Vodka

The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project Swap Event  was held on Thursday 8 September 2011 at 1/230 Palmer St in Darlinghurst. More information on the event will be available from http://www.facebook.com/smirnoffaustralia.

Gourmantic attended the event as media guests.

Photography by @MrGourmantic.

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

11 Comments:

  1. Looks like a fun night. Gotta love nitro cocktails!

  2. Italy would be cool if they were to do a vintage theme from the 50s.

    Good review, Ms G :-)

  3. Zabaglione cocktail………………
    Just what I need now! Looks wonderful.

  4. Well, it looks like another night of fun and frolics for Gourmantic! ;) What a fab idea. I wonder if Turkey gets involved in any of this…
    Julia

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