Top 10 Cocktails of 2015

As the year winds down, we realise how many great bars and cocktails we have enjoyed this year which led to our top cocktails of 2015.

In this list we name the cocktail and its ingredients, the bar and the bartender, where known, who prepared it.

These are our top 10 cocktails for 2015 presented in no particular order.

1. Belafonte at This Must Be The Place


Belafonte (Fino Sherry, gin, prosecco) at This Must Be The Place Darlinghurst prepared by Charlie Ainsbury.

2. Moonlight on the Barrelhead at Archie Rose

Archie Rose

Moonlight on the Barrelhead (Archie Rose White Rye, lemon, agave, absinthe) at Archie Rose Rosebery prepared by Jonothan Carr.

3. Cigar Box Blazer at The Lobo Plantation

Lobo Plantation, Sydney

Cigar Box Blazer (Matusalem 23 yo rum, cacao, cane syrup, chocolate bitters) at The Lobo Plantation Sydney CBD prepared by Andres ‘Dre’ Walters.

4. South-East Side at Junk Lounge

Junk Lounge, Cruise Bar Sydney

The South-East Side (white rum, yuzu juice, wasabi) at Junk Lounge prepared by Marco Oshiro.

5. Whisky Fix at Bar Americano

Bar Americano, Melbourne

The Whisky Fix (peated whisky, fresh lemon juice, sugar, orange curacao) at Bar Americano Melbourne prepared by Hayden Scott Lambert.

6. Botanical Garden at Bennelong

Bennelong Bar, Sydney

Botanical Garden (rosemary and olive infused Ketel One vodka, sea salt, lemon peel) at Bennelong Bar in Sydney Opera House prepared by Andreas.

7. The Riverstream at Eau de Vie

Eau de Vie Bar Cocktails

The Riverstream (Calvados, mezcal, lemongrass, white ale syrup, Fernet Branca, smoked with eucalyptus fog) at Eau de Vie in Darlinghurst prepared by the Eau de Vie team.

8. Woolworth at Continental Deli


Woolworth (Bulleit Bourbon, Dolin Red Vermouth, Benedictine, Orange Bitters, Tio Pepe Sherry) at Continental Deli in Newtown prepared by Michael Nicolian.

9. Smoky Rob Roy at 18o6 Melbourne

Smoky Rob Roy at 18o6 Melbourne

The Smoky Rob Roy with Laphroaig 10 yo at 18o6 in Melbourne prepared by the bar team.

10. The Accidental Antidote at Palmer & Co

Accidental Antidote

The Accidental Antidote (clarified milk punch cocktail) at Palmer & Co in Sydney CBD prepared by Sam Egerton.

Don’t miss Top 10 New Bars of 2015 and Top 10 Cocktail Trends of 2015, Top 10 Restaurant Dishes of 2015, Top 10 New Restaurants of 2015.


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Top 10 Cocktails of 2015 was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.