Snack & Sip 2018-08-08T16:09:29+00:00

Snack

Platters & Shareboards

Ploughman’s Platter – Small|Large 25|45
A selection of cheeses, charcuterie, Chicken and Pistachio Terrine and pickled vegetables with grilled sourdough.

Four Piece Cheese Selection – 30
Selection of Australian and international cheeses served with tomato and mango chutney and crisp breads.

Chicken and Pistachio Terrine – 16
Served with Light Rye toast and pickled vegetables.

Nibbles

Mixed olives – 9

Cajun spiced nuts – 9

Prawn or Vegetarian Gyoza – 12

Something Substantial

NOLA Toasted Sandwich – 16
New Orleans style grilled cheese with smoked Wagyu beef, cajun spices, mustard pickles, caramelised onions and layers of melted Cheddar and Raclette cheeses.

Reuben Sandwich – 16
American hot sandwich on light rye sourdough, corned beef, layers of Gruyère and Raclette cheeses, saurkraut and Thousand Island Dressing.

Late Night Sandwiches

Sip

The Sazerac

Cognac
H by Hine – 20 | D’Ussé – 22
Delicate, smooth cognac. So hard to go wrong with the flavour that created cocktail culture.

Rye
Wild Turkey – 19 | Rittenhouse – 22
Rich, spicy american rye whiskey. Perfect. If you’re a fan of an Old Fashioned you’ll never look back.

“New York” Sazerac – 20
Choose a cognac and a rye and we’ll craft you exactly what you need.
It’s comfortable sitting on the fence too. A blend of both is tasty in its own right.

The Swinging Cat Specials

Smoked Honey – 20
Blend of Dewars 12yo & Talisker 10yo
Scotch, honey and a Fernet Branca rinse help set this one apart from the crowd. The smoke adds a touch of theatre to a beautiful tipple.

Le Survivant – 26
Calvados Domfrontais
Calvados apple brandy base with a flashy burnt Green Chartreuse rinse. Light up your life with something a little more luxurious.

Explore New Orleans

Take a tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

These libations will show you all the class and culture of the Vieux Carré.

Rue Royale – 19
Vodka, passionfruit, salted caramel, vanilla, apple and lemon.
If you want a taste of that New Orleans opulence, look no further. It’s first on the menu for a reason.

Rue Dauphine – 17
Bubbles, raspberry and lemon cordial with blood orange sorbet.
A refreshing and refined fizz for when sparkling just doesn’t quite feel classy enough.

Toulouse Street – 19
House apricot infused gin, grapefruit, lemon, Peychaud’s and whites.
Fruity, zesty , tangy. A must try for gin lovers.

Bourbon Street – 20
House fig and walnut infused bourbon, cognac, cacao, apple, lemon and whites.
Here’s a little rustic charm to round off your night. A fresh, nutty dessert to help you feel at home.

Embrace the Party

Jazz, Mardi Gras, Parades! Everyone is invited.

Come join us at The Swinging Cat and feel the soul of the party!

Swinging Cat Sour – 20
Rye, lemon, bitters, whites 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.

Second Linin’ – 19
Vodka, watermelon, lime, tonka bean and Pedro Ximenez sherry.
It’s not a party unless everyone joins in. It’s also not a party without a whole lot of vodka.

Quarantine – 20
Tequila, mezcal, ginger, lemon, kaffir lime leaf and tonka bean.
I wouldn’t build a wall to keep this home remedy out. This is the penicillin’s partyboy cousin.

Bonfire – 19
White Rum, Aperol, pineapple, lemon and salted caramel.
Celebrating the Louisiana tradition to start bonfires to light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve.

What beers d’you have?

Peroni Red, Italy – 9.5
The most popular Italian lager with a slight richness.

4 Pines Kolsch, Manly – 10
German style golden lager with a crisp and clean finish.

4 Pines Pale Ale, Manly – 10
A gorgeous ruby red coloured ale with grapefruit and pine aromas.

4 Pines Stout, Manly – 10
World’s first ‘space beer’, made in the dry Irish style.

Sydney Beer Co. Lager, Sydney – 10
A clean and dry lager with a subtle hop aroma.

Hills Apple Cider, Adelaide Hills – 10
Pleasant dry cider made with 100% whole Adelaide Hills Apples.

James Boags Light, Tasmania – 7
A premium light beer alternative.

Ode to The Sazerac

Meet the cocktail that started it all.

In 1838, Antoine Amedie 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 and Peychaud’s Bitters exploded in popularity, and is one of the very first cocktails ever invented.

By 1873, a cognac shortage, caused by a plague in French vineyards, resulted in American rye whiskey with a splash of absinthe for aroma to become a popular option.

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.

Walk on the Wild Side

Voodoo, folklore and jazz never tasted so good.

Explore the darker corners of New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) culture with these cheeky concoctions.

Loa’s Left Hand – 21
House tropical rum infusion with paw paw, mango, almond, lime and orange.
Whiz, Bang, Pow! Nothing gets a night started like a touch of fire, showmanship and a bit of black magic.

Queen’s Consult – 19
Gin, lemon, ginger with house cucumber soda.
Clear your head and clear your palate with a visit to the voodoo queen. It’s a spa day for the soul.

Bloodhound – 20
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, blood orange, dark cacao, sweet vermouth and Cynar.
Rich, dark and loyal as your favourite pooch. Finalist for The Perfect Blend 2018 competition.

Prison Raid – 19
Rye, Cynar, Aperol, lemon, honey, whites, rosehip.
Break free from the strain of modern life with this unforgettable clash of Italian and American booze.

Taste Cocktail History

New Orleans – birthplace of the cocktail.

Learn a little about booze and give these NOLA classics a spin.

Hurricane – 21
House blend of rums, passionfruit, pomegranate, lemon and orange.
Fortunately for us, this drink was named before the whole ‘Louisiana ravaged by the elements’ thing.

Ramos’ Gin Fizz – 19
Gin, orange blossom, lemon, cream, whites and soda.
Shaken for a long time, this lightly creamed cocktail is delicious and refreshing. A classic for a reason.

Vieux Carré – 20
Cognac, rye, sweet vermouth, Dom Bénédictine and Peychaud’s.
Voo-Ka-Ray. Also known as the French Quarter in New Orleans. A fitting tribute to the Old Square.

Grasshopper – 19
Vodka, white creme de cacao, cream, branca menta and grated chocolate.
Created at Tujague’s in the 1950s, this delicious choc-mint cocktail is the perfect dessert drink.

Anything less boozy?

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!

Can I see the Wine List?

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Pizzini Prosecco – 12|60
King Valley, Victoria

Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige Brut/Rosé – 22|110
Champagne, France

N.V. Louis Bouillot Perle d’Ivoire Blanc de Blancs – 80
Burgundy, France

2012 Deviation Road Loftia Brut – 95
Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs – 195
Champagne, France

N.V. Taittinger Prélude – 260
Champagne, France

2006 Perrier-Jouët La Belle Époque – 300
Champagne, France

2005 Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage Blanc de Blancs – 400
Burgundy, France

Rosé Wine

Triennes Rosé – 12|55
Provence, France

White Wine

Mahi Sauvignon Blanc – 12|60
Marlborough, New Zealand

Roustabout Riesling – 12|60
Margaret River, Western Australia

West Cape Howe ‘Old School’ Chardonnay – 12|60
Mount Barker, Western Australia

Pizzini Pinot Grigio – 12|60
King Valley, Victoria

William Fèvre Chablis – 95
Burgundy, France

Red Wine

Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon – 12|60
Langhorne Creek, South Australia

Mitolo ‘Jester’ Shiraz – 12|60
McLaren Vale, South Australia

Springvale Pinot Noir – 12|60
Freycinet Coast, Tasmania

Alamos Malbec – 11|55
Mendoza, Argentina

Heathcote Cravens Place Shiraz – 70
Heathcote, Victoria