Earlier tonight I was lucky enough to attend, with Rebecca Varidel, the Alternative Media Group Bar Fly, a Cointreau event. It offered up an intimate audience with their ambassador, none other than fetish icon, Dita Von Teese!
As soon as we arrived, The Victoria Room's Bar Manager, Luke Hanzlicek was mixing up a veritable storm of Cointreau infused drinks.
Soon he's joined behind the bar by none other than Cointreau's ambassador, Dita Von Teese.
After a brief interview, it was down to business!
The serious business of making cocktails that is!
Squeezing, mixing and muddling of limes and Cointreau was the order of the day as Dita mixed up her first drink.
And guess who managed to snaffle it? None other than the Alternative Media Group Bar Fly - Rebecca Varidel.
Then it was Luke's turn to show off his wares - his drink, Dita's Fizz, involves ruby red grapefruit, mint, rose water, soda and Cointreau, and will remain on The Victoria Room menu if you'd like to pop in and try it. It was definitely my favourite drink! He cheekily used Dita's assistance for completely gratuitous instructions, including slapping the mint (she called it "a little spanky").
With Luke's able assistance, Dita then whipped up a pretty pink Cosmo, complete with a twist of orange on the rim.
Then after a few fashion-related questions (her stunning dress will form part of her upcoming collection) it was off into the night, with a jangling show bag of Cointreau and an array of cocktail fixings...
The Victoria Room
Level 1, 235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
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