Hippo Co

Hippo Co  •  Garema Place, Canberra City  •  (02) 6247 7555  •  Site by coordinate
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  • West Side Martini

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    West Side Martini: The west side is our variation on the much loved classic southside! At the start of each day we spend about an hour squeezing limes because fresh juice just tastes better! We shake up our fresh lime juice with beefeater gin, NV Absinthe, fresh mint and sugar. The absinthe combines really well […]

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  • The Berlusconi

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    The Berlusconi – Matt Nimmo 2014 This is one of our favorites from the winter menu! Fresh lemon juice is the key here, we get the squeezing done at the start of each day so you don’t have to stand around waiting for juice to come out of lemons! We mix up the fresh lemon […]

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  • The Pang Pang Martini

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    The Pang Pang Martini - Laurence Kain 2014 Every day we juice fresh pears for this drink. We cook the pear juice down into a syrup and get it to the point where it almost burns, this heightens the flavor of the pear and maximizes the sugars. The whole process takes well over an hour but […]

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  • The latest additions to the family

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    We have over 200 whiskeys on our back bar and are always on the lookout for new and delicious additions for you to try. These are four of our newest family members here at Hippo. Each delicious and ready to try, feel free to ask our experienced bar staff for a little more information on […]

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  • The Blazer

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    With the season changing so does our cocktail menu. The most visually exciting drink that we have added to our new menu would have to be The Almond and Apricot Blazer. The drink is served hot and is guaranteed to kick out the chill in these upcoming cold Canberra winter months. We use raw molasses […]

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  • Behind the cocktail: the Snow Drop

    The Snow Drop

    Ever wondered what our cheeky bartenders are using to whip up your favourite beverage? In the popular cocktail the Snow Drop we use Beefeater London gin, Massanez violet liqueur, fresh lemon juice, fresh apple juice and egg white. We freshly squeeze our citrus juice at the start of each day, and juice the apple right […]

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We present live jazz every Wednesday evening, Hippo opens at 5pm with jazz starting from 8:30pm.
Hippo has been presenting jazz on Wednesday nights for over 13 years, and has hosted some of the best jazz musicians from Australia and around the world.

Master Class

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Hippo Co Master Class offers you and ten of your friends / colleagues the rare opportunity to get behind one of Australia’s leading cocktail bars and mix drinks!

It’s all about having a good time, mixing up a couple of drinks from the Hippo Co menu, and with the guidance from our head bartender, creating your very own cocktail using the ingredients of your choice!*

By the end of a two hour Master Class you will have the skills to throw the cocktail party of the century straight out of your kit.

You will learn about the craft of the cocktail, mixing techniques and principles behind combining ingredients and flavours in your mixing glass!

We can tailor the master class based on your interests to include specific information on whiskey, bourbon, tequila, beer, wine or bar room counselling (maybe not counselling).

Please remember you will be consuming alcohol at Master Class, so leave your car at home and catch a cab, walk or levitate your way to the bar. Don’t drink and drive!

6 at 6 Whiskey Tasting

6 Whiskies – 6pm – Every Thursday $60

Due to popular demand we are now running two tasting sessions on Thursday evenings 6pm and 8pm.

We have over 200 whiskeys on our back bar, and 6 at 6 is a great way to unwind after work or before dinner and try a selection of our constantly evolving list.

Our resident whiskey expert will be on hand to guide you through the tasting process and give you some interesting information about the production process of each whiskey, talking about the flavour profiles and tasting notes as well as discussing tasting and nosing techniques

You can get involved in the guided tasting or do your own thing. Feel free to ask any questions about the whiskey you may have or other alcohol related questions.

6 at 6 is a group session seated at the bar on Thursdays, it includes 6 whiskey tasters and a selection of cheeses to enjoy with the whiskey for $60 and must be pre booked through our website.

The whisky tasting list changes monthly, our second tasting selection for 2014 until the end of April will focus on a whiskies from around the world!!

The tasting will include

Arran Amarone Cask, Scapa 2001 Vintage, Hakushu 12yo, Redbreast 12yo, Glengoyne cask strength and Sullivans Cove American Oak. After tasting each whisky we will discuss each one including production methods and tasting notes.

The whiskeys are offered in 15ml servings, and the tasting will consist of a minimum of 3 standard drinks, possibly more standard drinks if a cask strength whiskey is included on the tasting list. Please enjoy responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

 

 

Places Available

Please contact us to book a place on the night that suits you.

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Hippo Cocktails

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Producing the best cocktails involves using the freshest ingredients!  You will see our bartenders squeeze fresh lemon, lime, orange and apple juice right in front of you it takes a little longer but it tastes LOADS better!

Have a talk to our bartenders, they are friendly folk and can help you decide what you might enjoy from our cocktail list. They all love cocktails and are only too happy to talk to you about them!

We mix a massive range of classic cocktails that are not on our list, every drink we mix we want to be fantastic.

Unfortunately we are not able to mix drinks like appeltini’s, lychee martini’s, chocolatini’s, mud slides.

They are not part of what we do well, and we only want to serve you the best drinks we can possibly produce.

We hope you enjoy your time with us!

Bookings

Please fill out the booking/enquiry form below and we will get back to you ASAP.
We would love to accommodate your group however we do not take bookings for groups smaller than 10 people.

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