Follow Alice down the rabbit hole for an exciting evening
Ever since moving to Canberra I have heard about a bar that specialises in Fairytale-themed cocktails. The bar called White Rabbit is themed around the classic story of Alice in Wonderland written by English author Lewis Carroll. I've always wanted to go and try the bar out but I simply never got around to it.
Recently, I decided to take a plunge down the rabbit hole and see what all the fuss was about. Upon falling down the hole, I was transported into a magical cocktail bar, with cosy nooks, fresh flowers, vintage furniture, three tiered cake stands and an antique-looking golden frame where the Alice in Wonderland movie is projected.
The Alice in Wonderland theme isn't just restricted to the decor of the bar, it also features strongly in the cocktails that White Rabbit offers. The cocktail menu offers nine specialty cocktails inspired by the story including the Caterpillar, The Tea Party, Tweedle Rum and Wonderland amongst others. These cocktails are also served with a tiny snack that complement the drink, which makes them a little quirky and different. So I was very excited to try the cocktails on offer!
The first cocktail that I ordered was the Wonderland and wonderful this cocktail was. The cocktail, which is served with a delicious little cupcake, was great. It was a Frangelico-based cocktail, with hints of white chocolate, lemon and cranberry, then topped up with ginger beer.
My companion ordered the Strawberry and cream for his first cocktail and it tasted amazing! It was a Scotch Whisky-based cocktail with Amaretto, strawberry puree & vanilla, topped with cream. Served with strawberry and crime lollies, it truly was amazing how much the cocktail actually tasted like the lollies!
My next drink was the Flamingo and it was served with a cute little meringue kiss which I loved. The cocktail is made with Beefeater gin, Crème de Cassis, lemon, egg white, grenadine, and Peychauds bitters.
My companion ordered the Tweedle Rum for his second cocktail and it was pretty good! The cocktail was very fruity and sweet with the lychee and oranges. Adding to the sweetness was the crunchy banana chips which were served along with the cocktail.
My last cocktail for the night was the Caterpillar and I was initially sceptical as I thought the cocktail would be sour but the waitress assured me that the cocktail was plenty sweet. As promised, the cocktail was on the sweet side and the violets, lemon and lavender all worked perfectly together. Funnily enough, this cocktail was served with sour worms.