MORE ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCEWhen was the last time your drinking was educational? At Queenies, our members can get hands-on behind the bar, and learn how to mix up three perfect cocktails with the expert mixologist, then sip those potent potables with snacks.
And we're not talking about gin and tonics. Queenies is a Jamaican bar and kitchen so you’ll be creating three tropical themed house drinks. They’ve got cocktails like the Babylon Old Fashioned featuring Havana 7 with caramel, walnut bitters and orange peel as well as the Zing Zing Zing with rum, Tia Maria, Dark Choc Mozart, coconut water and espresso. Whatever is you’ll be creating, you know you’re in for a treat with Queenies and what’s more, you’ll be sipping with scrumptious Jamaican snacks.
Upstairs from The Forresters, Queenies is a fun, lively bar & kitchen with character and definitely one of the coolest places to hit for a night out.
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BET YOU DIDN'T KNOWWhere did the word cocktail come from? No one is really sure, but it first appeared in the late 18th or early 19th century, depending on whom you ask. What's undisputed is that a cocktail is an alcoholic drink. And the more of them, the better.
An encyclopaedia definition from 1806 says a cocktail "is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow any thing else."
So pick your poison, or your cure, because at The Carrington, one of Sydney's distinct cocktail bars, you'll be mixing with the masters.