7 Errol Street in North Melbourne used to be home to a tailor. Now it’s home to Joe Taylor…and a whole lot of liquor! With dark timbers, exposed brick and cosily-lit corners all contributing to the venue’s sophisticated speakeasy vibe, Joe Taylor is just the place for a rollicking cocktail engagement party. Or, indeed, as a place to toast to the start of the most dapper of bachelor parties.
In synergistic fashion, they’ve kindly shared the secrets to their strong-but-sweet ‘Three Piece Suit’ cocktail for Polka Dot Bride’s ‘The Suit Issue‘: and it’s as tasty as a groom wearing the heck out of his wedding suit. Treat yourself to a few of these whisky-soused beauties as you work through your wedding planning checklist. Or take your best gentlemen and/or best women for a celebration tipple at Joe Taylor after your wedding suit fittings are complete – they’ve got a bunch of other fashion-inspired and classic cocktails to try on for size.
‘Three Piece Suit’ by Joe Taylor
- 45ml Starward Nova Whisky
- 15ml White Port
- 10ml Mathilde Cassis
- 5ml Cynar
- 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters
- Absinthe, to finish
- Grapefruit wedge, to garnish
Stir all ingredients – except absinthe and grapefruit – in a mixing glass to combine. Strain into a tumbler over a block of ice. Spray with absinthe. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.
About Ms Fleur de Lys: Aside from being Ms Polka’s Editorial Assistant, Ms Fleur de Lys is also Polka Dot Bride’s Melbourne correspondent so you’ll see her running all over town finding wedding inspiration. As both a lifestyle journalist and cocktail aficionado, Fleur appreciates the power of words whipped up as deftly as a good martini.