Eat & Drink

Bar Fly: Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern

Basement, 60 Park Street, Sydney
What is the latest ‘hot’ spirit in town? We’ve done whisky, gin, rum… Sydney seems to have done it all. Where is the Cognac? Maybe my mind was working overtime as we meandered from one bar to another, or maybe my intuition was in fine form, but as I sidled up to the Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern, Charlie Lehmann confided that he is about to change the cocktail list. Cognac, it seems, is indeed the new cocktail order. So he tempted me with a Brandy Crusta. This is not the sugar-sweet cocktail I remember, but a tantalising concoction. Then we turned to my favourite Sazarac and he tempted me into a half Cognac, half rye variation. Watch out for the new list, though Cognac is not the only reason for rascally love – the basement bar is dark fun and CBD central.

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