Famous Cocktails and Where to Find Them
Queenstown is known far and wide for its super fun nightlife. The compact town centre makes it easy to explore different bars and find your favourite cocktails. Here are some great places to try downtown and beyond.
There are many destination cocktail bars in Queenstown, with cocktails named according to the establishment’s menu, setting or history, as well as the more traditional favourites available on request.
Mulled wine, the perfect balance of spices, red wine and fruit is a true European favourite and during winter, mulled wine can be found in most pubs and bars, as it’s considered a staple for the all-important après ski. Some bars even do a tangy mulled berry cider for something a little different.
Many of Queenstown’s bars have become expert at exquisite espresso martinis, which originally hail from bustling London, but find themselves particularly welcome on a night out in Queenstown. The Bunker bar, Sundeck and the bar at Jervois Steakhouse are a few of the bars famous for their espresso martinis.
Spicy, tangy or mild, a Bloody Mary is an acquired taste and on the menu at many bars along the lakefront that offer brunch to blow out the cobwebs after a night out. You can find great Bloody Mary's all over town, but if you feel like going further afield it's worth trying one at the Jack's Point Clubhouse Restaurant.