The American Bar Takeover of Eau de Vie & Black Pearl

The American Bar at The Savoy is taking over Eau de Vie Sydney and Black Pearl in Melbourne with Mr Black coffee liqueur.

The American Bar at The Savoy is the longest surviving cocktail bar in England steeped in British cocktail history. In 2016 the team at the American Bar were named Best International Bar Team at Tales of the Cocktail and the bar was voted Best Bar in Europe (second in the world) at World’s 50 Best Bars 2016.

The American Bar Takeover will take place at the Black Pearl, Fitzroy on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th October and Eau De Vie, Darlinghurst on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October 2017. The cocktails will be made by American Bar senior bartender and recent ‘World Coffee In Good Spirits’ champion, Martin Hudak, which include the Hanky Panky, Green Park and the Black Diamond (see below).

You’ll be greeted on entry by Savoy Hotel host, Mishelle Firerova, and fed enough stuffed olives and roasted broad beans while listening to a live piano performance (read: keyboard) to make you think you’ve teleported over to the OG American Bar at the Strand in Covent Garden.

Here’s a sneak peek at the cocktail menu:

Hanky Panky
Portobello Road Gin
Sweet Vermouth
Fernet Branca

Black Diamond
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
Michter’s American Rye
Lapsang Souchong syrup

Pacific Coast Fizz
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
Pink Grapefruit
Del Maguey ‘Vida’ Mezcal

In The End Of The World
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
Michter’s American Rye
Fernet Branca

Grasshopper & Friends
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
Creme de Menthe

Green Park
Portobello Road Gin
Lemon Juice
Celery Bitters

The event is not ticketed but we’re pretty sure it will reach capacity so best to arrive early. Doors open at 6pm each night at both venues.

The American Bar Takeover Sydney

Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October, 2017
Eau De Vie – 229 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

The American Bar Takeover Melbourne

Sunday 15th and Monday 16th October, 2017
Black Pearl – 304 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Corinne Mossati

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 since 2013, 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.