Last weekend my fella and I decided to take a stroll through the city after a stressful day moving. We discovered this little gem: Mac's BrewBar in Britomart. It looks like an ordinary bar from the outside, but let me tell you, rosebuds, it most certainly is not. I walked into what looked like an Alice in Wonderland scene.
There were beautiful old lamps hanging upside down from the ceiling like jellyfish.
The back wall was filled with a mosaic of paintings, fitted together to make up one larger scene.
The tables were placed around old rotating wooden bookshelves with vintage books, radios and TVs on them.
It could not have been a more prettier scene. And then I opened the drinks menu thinking I’d only have beer to choose from. Well, first on the cocktail list – The Rose and Ship. Rosewater is easily my favourite baking ingredient and mark my words, I discovered it also makes for a mighty fine cocktail ingredient. It was the best cocktail of my life. It was made with Havana Club, cinnamon syrup, rosewater, fresh lime, and a cinnamon sugar rim.
Unfortunately the ol’ gal let herself down in the looks department – some roses in the ice cubes or pink food colouring would really have dolled her up. But I was so happy at that point I wouldn’t have cared if it showed up in a beer mug.
Till next time.