Stockton is opening up its velvet drapes again! After more than a month of temporary closure, the crowd-favourite speakeasy will officially reopen to the public on 3 June, bringing their signature cocktails, plus some new additions, back to Wyndham Street.
Inspired by the halcyon days of 1890s Europe, Stockton delivers a dose of glamour and sophistication with its dark oak panels and plush velvet and leather sofas. Art antiques and historical artefacts stand sentinel over patrons as they sip drinks concocted by their award-winning team of mixologists.
In celebration of their reopening, Stockton’s menu will be welcoming a new themed series of tipples. Inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution, Origin of the Species is an ode to the periods, people, and practices that carried, and passed on, the metaphorical torch of humankind.
The Berry Picker ($120) is inspired by our evolutionary ring leaders back circa 22 million years. A mixture of fermented honeydew melon, lemon sherbet, cucumber, earth, tonic water, and a spicy dash of jalapeño tequila, this cocktail is sure to have gotten more than a few of our ancestors tipsy.
Inspired by the shamanistic practices of the Tungus people, who lived in Siberia and northeast Asia, the Tungus ($130) aims to release you from the bonds of daily life with a concoction of clarified corn, banana gum, egg white, absinthe, and ghee-infused Tanqueray gin, all dusted with some corn husk dust. The word “shaman” is derived from the Tungus verb “to know,” and boy, do the Stockton bartenders know.
The Sin Tax ($120) is a drink made with kaffir lime liquor, pandan Tanqueray gin, young coconut, and citric solution. If all taxes had to be paid in delicious cocktails, we’re sure that the world will be a much happier place. Head over to sample them now!