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Imagine, measure, stir, enjoy - at Hawthorn Lounge

Thank you all for your love and support over the last 2 weeks with our #wellyonaplate cocktail. It’s been a sparkling celebration! If you didn’t already know, we have made it through as a finalist for the #cocktailwelly along with @cgrmerchantco, @crumpetbar, @dragonflywgtn and @cocoattheroxy! We will all present our drinks to the @wellyonaplate panel of judges on Monday night for the winning spot! Stay tuned.. #hawthornlounge #cocktailwelly : @luke_calder_photography

To make our #cocktailwelly approachable to the everyday customer, we have chosen to go a step further.To those who aren’t regular imbibers of the renown herbal liqueur, Chartreuse can be an acquired or unusual taste. Highly underrated and thrashed in some high volume bars, Chartreuse is the perfect binding agent in cocktails, filling in gaps that might otherwise be hard to fill. With two different types of the brand, Yellow Chartreuse holds notes of summer grass, dandelion, hay and wheat. A perfect pairing to infuse with Honeycomb.#hawthornlounge #wellyonaplate : @luke_calder_photography

To make our #cocktailwelly approachable to the everyday customer, we have chosen to go an extra step further.Bartenders for decades have infused, or 'fat washed' liquor with fats or oils to extract certain flavours or textures. Popular ingredients to infuse include ingredients such as bacon, butter, milk, and olive oil.A martini is timeless and classic, but the more common of palates aren’t accustomed to the boozy, striking and strength of a spirit forward cocktail. We have infused our chosen vermouth with Whittakers White Chocolate to bring a creamy, dairy-sweetness to our drink.#hawthornlounge #wellyonaplate : @luke_calder_photography