Meet the cocktail that started it all.
In 1838, Antoine Amédie Peychaud, the Creole owner of a New Orleans apothecary invented ‘Peychaud’s Bitters’ – an aromatic bitters and herbal remedy.
By 1850 the Sazerac Cocktail, made using cognac, Peychaud’s bitters, sugar and absinthe, exploded in popularity and was one of the first cocktails ever invented.
By 1873 a cognac shortage, caused by a plague in French vineyards, resulted in American whiskey being substituted for the cognac.
The Sazerac is a delightfully smooth and boozy glimpse into early cocktail culture. Here at The Swinging Cat, we aim to carry on the tradition of the perfect Sazerac.
A base spirit of your choice stirred with a gomme sugar syrup and Peychaud’s Bitters. Served neat in a glass washed in absinthe.
Try some of our long time menu favourites.
Rue Royale – 19
Vodka, passionfruit, salted caramel, vanilla, apple and lemon.
If you want a taste of that New Orleans opulence, look no further.
Swinging Cat Sour – 20
Rye and lemon with house blood orange and Malbec foam.
How else do you make a whisky sour better than making the foam beyond tasty? It’s the cat’s meow.
Rue Dauphine No. 2 – 19
Prosecco, strawberry liqueur, and strawberry gelato.
A refreshing and refined fizz for when sparkling just doesn’t quite feel classy enough.
Fun drinks shaken to get your night going.
Raspberry Beret – 21
Scotch, strawberry liqueur, lemon, salted caramel, raspberry and cream.
Just like Prince sang in 1985, “and if it was warm, she wouldn’t wear much more.” We think we love her.
Spiced Banana Daiquiri – 21
Spiced banana rum, sherry, banana liqueur, lemon, maple and bitters.
Welcome summer with this rich and refreshing cocktail, you cheeky monkey! This shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
Golden Goose Flip – 22
Rum, Dom Bénédictine, Picon Bière and whites.
Countless herbal nuances and a cocktail fit for a king. Finalist drink for the Australian Bartender of the Year 2018.
Watch out – these have a kick!
Ein Herbstnachtstraum – 21
Cognac, vermouth, sherry, Amer Picon and cardamom.
This Midautumn Night’s Dream tastes almost as German as Mendelssohn’s romantic composition.
The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries – 22
Gin, vermouth, banana liqueur, blue curaçao and tonka bean.
A whimsical take on a classic Gin Martini – serious yet so much fun. Finalist drink for the Australian Bartender of the Year 2018.
True Romance – 22
Tequila, Italicus and white chocolate liqueur.
Hablas español? Parli italiano? Parlez-vous français? Anyone can speak the language of love after one of these!
Water – 6
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water • Acqua Panna Still Mineral Water
Juices – 5
Orange • Apple • Pineapple • Cranberry
Soft Drinks – 4.5
Coke • Coke Zero • Sprite • Tonic • Dry Ginger Ale • Soda
Lemon, Lime & Bitters – 5
Mocktail – 12
Give us some flavours to work with and we’ll smash one out!