The Sprink and Sam the Review Guy were at St Ali, South Melbourne. Not lost – tho it was the first time either had been Southside since.. like ever – but there to try the new cocktail range by Ali The Saint, inspired by the Starward Whisky pop-up nek door.
Tails of cocks include:
Dali Drip ($12) – filtered coffee, maple syrup, wattleseed and whipped cream.
Orthodox Martini ($20) – ST Ali coffee, Starward Two Fold Whisky, Kahlua and plum.
Count Camillo ($24) – Cascara infused MGC gin, Campari, MAiDENii Sweet Vermouth and orange.
Frida’s Foam ($18) – espresso, cacao cold brew, honey and milk foam.
Cascara Fresco ($11) – cascara, peach, tonic and rose.
Caravaggio Caramel ($11) – salted caramel milkshake created with gelato, topped with caramel popcorn.
Known for its cawffee because St Ali is a mthrfckn Melb STATUS UPDATE if you didn’t know, no supwises here that THE WINNER WAS THE ORTHODOX ESPRESSO MARTINI> It went down as so:
Sam: OH MY DELTANESS
Sprink: Holy sh*t this tastes like pop-rocks
Sam: Dis girl loves a caffeinated martini but how did they make this taste so DIFFERENT oh it has plum dust on top
Sprink: IT TASTES LIKE POP-ROCKS
Sam: its plum dust Sprink wtf it makes sense cos like its a coffee place, but the PLUM DUST = HEY ZEUS
Sprink: Honestly it tastes like –
Sam: POP ROCKS yeah we get it.
They drank it slowly but steadily, the two as one, joined together by the fact that they’d discovered an espresso martini that was multi-sensory and indeed, tasted like pop rocks.