September 24, 2021 The Welly On a Plate team

Six Cocktail Wellys to work up an appetite

Someone once informed a member of the Visa Wellington On a Plate team that a Bloody Mary had as much protein in it as a steak dinner. We’re fairly certain that’s not accurate, however the inspiration behind cocktails often lies within culinary dishes.

We picked six Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy’s cocktails based on favourite eats, classic dishes and flavour combos - if this doesn’t work up an appetite for cocktails, we don’t know what. 

The majority of Cocktail Welly cocktails come in a non-alcoholic versions - so the non-drinkers in your life don’t have to miss out - and every Cocktail Wellington comes with specially paired with a morsel to eat - from casual bites (fried pizza-Nutella bites, glazed cocktail meatballs, mini donuts) to the bougie (oysters, lemon and honey caviar, sliced beef fillet), but always delicious!

Cocktail Wellington wraps up on 3 October, so be sure to make up a list of your favourites, hit up your friends, whānau and/or significant someone, and raise a glass! 

 

St Johns Bar & Eatery

Coconut Cream Pie

Grenada Bay rum, coconut syrup, pineapple juice and cream topped with housemade coconut cream.

 

The Garden Hotel

Fish and Chips

Clarified red snapper, gin, clarified tomato water, citric acid, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and rosemary. Accompanied by sugar-coated kūmara chips.

 

Ombra

Peanut Butter Cup

Smoke & Oakum's Gunpowder Rum, creme de cacao, hazelnut liqueur and Fix & Fogg peanut butter syrup topped with a chocolate ricotta and cream foam. Accompanied by Fix & Fogg dark chocolate peanut butter-filled cannoli.

 

Lulu Bar

Kudos for the Crudo

Green tea-infused whiskey, coconut washed white rum with Esther's pineapple honey. Accompanied by kahawai crudo with mirin ponzu, Yellow Brick Road salmon caviar, wasabi cream and micro watercress.

 

C.G.R. Merchant & Co.

Old Fashioned Donut (Avail: Fri & Sat only)

Smoke & Oakum's Gunpowder Rum, creme de cacao, hazlenut liqueur and Fix & Fogg peanut butter syrup topped with a chocolate ricotta and cream foam. Accompanied by Fix & Fogg dark chocolate peanut butter-filled cannoli.

 

Chow

Margarita Noodle Box of Joy

Apostle Hot Sauce mango infused tequila, lime juice and Six Barrel Soda Co. pineapple and mānuka flower shrub over orange ice. Accompanied by mango-spiced crispy noodles with a sticky chai and turmeric dressing.

Visa Wellington On a Plate wraps up on 3 October, so support your local eateries and try some delicious Festival kai! And be sure to check venue listings for opening hours and Cocktail Wellington availability.