Inside Portside – July 2018 – The best cocktails on the wharf!

Don’t get us wrong, we love beer and wine but there are times when you need to let your inner salsa dancer loose and dance the night away with a cocktail (or two) in hand. We’ve taken one for the team, (heroic we know) and put together a list of our favourite cocktails on the wharf. Who’s ready for cocktail o’clock?!


For winter cocktails that will warm your heart, you can’t go past Belvedere Bar N Grill’s epic cocktail menu! From chocolate martinis to Havana Club, Belvedere Bar N Grill has exotic winter cocktails galore! Check out our top three cocktails below.

Exotic Temptation

Belvedere vodka, lychee liqueur, strawberry, lime juice, passionfruit, mango juice – $15


Havana club, midori, cointreau, sauvignon blanc, pineapple juice, lemon juice, lemonade – $15

Chocolate Martini

Mozart Gold, Mozart Black, Belvedere vodka – $15


Sono Japanese Restaurant has a cracking cocktail list and banging view of the Brisbane River!  The best bit is that most of their cocktails have a Japanese twist, making this venue a no-brainer for a night out with friends. Check out our favourites cocktails on the menu.

Yuzu Garden

Japanese Yuzu Liqueur, Tanqueray London Dry, ginger syrup, lemon juice – $19

Bloody Mary Sono Style

Japanese Shochu, tomato & lemon juice, Katsuobushi salt, dried chilli powder, pickled ginger – $19

Yamazaki Old Fashioned

Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve, house made vanilla syrup, Angostura Bitters – $27


Cocktails count as dinner right? Salsa your way into Burrito Bar for cocktails that won’t break your budget! Why not make Monday cocktails and Mexican a regular date night? Check out our favourite cocktails for under $15!


Sauza Tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, Mexican cola – $11

Mandarin Swizzle

Sauza Tequila, mandarin, mint, Midori – $11

Blueberry Tommy’s

Sauza Tequila, blueberry nectar, agave, lime juice – $12


With its beautiful setting overlooking the river, Phoenician tapas and live acoustic sounds every Sunday afternoon, take your pick from the exotic cocktails list and sink into relaxation mode.

Phoenician Sunset

Strawberry puree, cloudy apple juice, Licor 43 Spanish Vanilla, strawberry liqueur – $17

The Lads Breakfast

Bruichladdich Classic Whiskey, honey marmalade, lemon and cinnamon shrubb, egg white – $19

Guava Lava

Pineapple infused rum, guava nectar, lime juice, kaffir lime and basil syrup, watermelon, mint, Tiki Bitters – $19


Gusto da Gianni has a table ready for you as well as an extensive cocktail menu filled with Italian classics! And yes, you are allowed to order the pasta and pizza to help wash down your fabulous drink. Bellisimo!

1+4 Moscato

Fresh strawberries, vodka, Moscato D’asti – $14

Apple Martini

Grey Goose Vodka, sour apple liquor, apple juice – $17

Classic Tom Collins

Gin Mare, fresh lemon, sugar syrup, soda water, rosemary twig – $18

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