Friday, October 17, 2014

Eau De Vie @ Melbourne

A cocktail lounge that combines theatrical flair with a speakeasy-style intimacy in its dimly lit, jazz-inflected setting.

Eau De Vie boasts a menu comprising scores of original cocktails created by its bartenders as well as classics reinvigorated with fresh twists (or as the establishment’s co-owner Greg Sanderson puts it, “we give you new ways to drink old drinks”).

Noble Experiment (AUD$20), with vermouth, bitters & brine mixed with Ketel One vodka & prepared with liquid nitrogen.


It's a rousing highlight, with bartenders donning gloves and goggles at one point to ladle up the liquid nitrogen used to make ice-cold martinis. 


The result: Deliciously divine.

Also order the Ron Zacapa Blazer ($24), with rum flamed with walnut liquor, banana glaze & porter reduction.

Lady's Leg Cosmopolitan (AUD$100 for four persons), cranberry sorbet, Ketel One citroen vodka, Cointreau & lime juice ...

... prepared in a vintage 1930s cocktail shaker in the shape of a woman's leg, complete with a high-heeled silver shoe, served in champagne coupes & topped with bubbles.

Eau De Vie
1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne

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14 comments:

  1. Yikes! I am glad I don't drink alcohol. What a scary sight. LOL! :)

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    1. Linda: heheh, all the flames and smokes created quite a spectacular show :)

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    2. They did indeed! Like fireworks! :)

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    3. Linda: it was a firecracker of a show! :D

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  2. Hey! I thought I commented on this post already. Turns out this one's in Melbourne. Pweet!!! Pweeeettt!!! Sexy leg! LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, yeah, i thought it'd be kinda cool to follow up a post on eau de vie in KL with a completely different eau de vie in melbourne :) and yup, that leg is eye[catching! :)

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  3. They look more like magic potions than cocktails!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: they do cast quite a spell on us! :D

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    1. Happy walker: happy drinking! :D

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  5. Wow, fire and ice! Feel like watching a show, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, extra value for our cocktails :)

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  6. Hahahha an apt follow up article! :D

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    1. Rebecca: haha, ya, it seemed so! :D

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