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Cocktails of curiosity welcome Cirque du Soleil to Brisbane

January 15, 2020 Beverage No Comments Email Email

With the Brisbane season of Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed new big top show, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™ now open and running through to February 23, two local bars have waved their magic wands to create cocktail inspired by the show, to welcome the cast and crew, visitors to Brisbane and of course, for Brisbane locals!

The Seeker’s Beet from Soleil Pool Bar in South Bank (pictured/attached)

Created by Soleil Pool Bar Manager, William Mahe, The Seeker’s Beet is inspired by a character in Kurios, The Seeker. Said Mahe, we decided to create a cocktail with an ingredient that is hardly used in drinks, one that would inspire guests’ curiosity to try it, and that ingredient is Beetroot …..  The Seeker’s Beet features Hayman’s Gin, lime juice, St Germaine (elderflower liqueur), Orgeat, muddled roasted beetroot, mint, edible flowers and a slice of beetroot – at Soleil Pool Bar on Podium Level, 9 Glenelg Street, South Bank.

Edison Shooter, Circus Shooter, The Eyeball and Steampunk Cocktail from Viscosity in Fortitude Valley

Master of bar theatre, Kinsey Johnson, has created three Kurios-inspired concoctions for his legendary science-themed bar, Viscosity in Fortitude Valley. With a strong steam-punk theme, these cocktails are a nod to the technology and aesthetic designs of the early 19th Century and are all available now.

  • The Edison Shooter is a peach and lemon electric shot served in a lightbulb-shaped tube (in tribute to the legendary turn-of-the-century inventor, Thomas Edison)
  • The Circus Shooter is a beautiful blueberry and vanilla shot served in a Big Top Tent shaped tube
  • The Eyeball is an eyeball-shaped alcoholic jelly shot with flavours of apple and strawberry.
  • The Steampunk Cocktail this is the pièce de résistance, a vodka-based cocktail with alcoholic bubble-gum jelly spheres and alcoholic lemon jelly gears – a retro futuristic cocktail if ever there was one!

Viscosity is at 11 Connor Street in Fortitude Valley. The idea for Viscosity was born in Stanthorpe in regional QLD when owner Kinsey moved there to take over a bar in an historic hotel!

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