The Tanqueray Botanical Lounge
Sydney’s autumn-winter weather doesn’t have much to rave about. It’s chilly and windy and sometimes rains for days, but there’s an event that can really light up your night.
VIVID Sydney, the festival of light has joined forces with the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge Pop Up Bar in town in music and ideas and this weekend, is a pretty good reason to pull on your coat and take a walk through Sydney.
For just over two weeks every year Vivid celebrates art, illuminating the city and those who walk through it in a wash of colour and vibrancy. As one of Sydney’s biggest tourist attractions, Vivid is the place to be to witness what amazing artists can do with light, music, ideas and a playground of buildings and structures to work on.
There’s no better place to see that than at the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge Pop Up Bar. Located in Circular Quay on the cusp of The Rocks, The Tanqueray Botanical Lounge sits on level two of the Overseas Passenger Terminal directly opposite the Sydney Opera House, which is one of the main attractions of Vivid. Giving us sweeping views of the lit up harbor, the dazzling boats sailing across the water and a superior view of the Sydney Opera House and the designs that splash across it, the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge is the best spot to sip delicious cocktails and enjoy Vivid.
Head barman Marco Oscar Giron gives us a rundown of the delicious cocktails he has created. The Ship Break Highball, a mix of Tanqueray, macadamia, lychee, dill, lemon and tonic water hits the top of our list, while the mango and mandarin Kung Pao Sipper and Livid For a Martini come in an equal second.
The Tanqueray Botanical Lounge is part of Cruise Bar, situated on the ground floor of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, which reopened after a 12 month refurbish, just in time for the spectacular Vivid views.
Open especially for Vivid, the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge Pop Up Bar has a distinct Hong Kong feel, with coloured parasols, red lanterns and fairy lights dancing across the ceiling.
There’s no better place to view the Sydney Opera House during Vivid than with a delectable cocktail in hand from the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge – it’s open until June 8th, so don’t miss out!
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