Settle on in at The Junction Hotel this winter
Winter has well and truly arrived and so too has The Junction Hotel’s new Winter Wonderland cocktail menu.
Sitting in the heart of The Junction for over 20 years, The Junction Hotel has created a collection of signature innovative cocktails and a selection of unique reshaped classics.
“We understand that winter can make us feel inclined to hibernate, but we believe in creating enticing experiences that draw Novocastrians out of their homes. This winter, we have prepared a range of cocktail offerings that will warm your hearts and tease your taste buds.”
Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to find –
Smoked Old Fashioned
A classic cocktail with a winter twist. Infused with subtle smoked cedar flavours, the Smoked Old Fashioned offers a rich and robust drink that warms you from the inside out.
Campfire Espresso Martini
Think toasted marshmallows by a warm fire mixed with your classic Espresso Martini – yes please!
Smoky Mezcal Marg
This vibrant blend of citrus, smooth tequila and smoked applewood creates a delightfully balanced cocktail. You might find it hard to go back to a standard Margarita.
Rum & Smoke
Earp’s cask rum is balanced out with a dash of sherry in this take on an old-fashioned. The toasted rosemary adds an extra layer of flavour to a deliciously smoky creation.
Indulge your senses with this spiced Chai Martini served warm. Sweet tooths and chai latte lovers will want to try this one.
Aperol and Woodford Reserve combine with a touch of aromatic bitters and smoked hickory, all brought together with smouldered orange.
Smoky Rosemary Whisky Sour
Johnnie Walker Black Label and rosemary-infused smoke come to the forefront in this new twist on an old classic.
“Winter is all about seeking warmth and comfort, and these cocktails are crafted to deliver just that. Whether through the use of warming spices, rich flavours, smoking techniques or heated ingredients, each drink aims to provide a cosy and comforting sensation reminiscent of the season.
“These specially curated cocktails are designed to complement the colder weather and create a truly memorable experience for our guests.”
Having only recently launched their winter cocktail menu, there are already two standouts that have been topping the order list – Smoked Winter Negroni and Salted Caramel Espresso Martini.
“The Smoked Winter Negroni is a captivating twist on the classic Negroni… it offers a sophisticated and aromatic drinking experience. The smoked element adds a layer of depth and complexity to the cocktail, making it a popular choice for those seeking a unique flavour profile.
“The Salted Caramel Espresso Martini is another beloved choice… this cocktail combines the rich flavours of coffee and vodka. The addition of a touch of salted caramel enhances the complexity of the drink, adding a sweet note that balances the bitterness.”
The Winter Wonderland cocktail menu is available all winter long up until the arrival of spring, giving you the chance to savour these delightful creations for as long as the cool weather hangs around.
Additionally, you’ll be able to sample the soon-to-launch food menu that will showcase the best of winter flavours. With Head Chef Warren Fouracre at the helm, you can expect hearty Seafood Gumbo, delicious Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi, and home-made Sticky Date Pudding with butterscotch sauce – just a few of their venue’s feature dishes.
This winter, pull up a spot in front of The Junction Hotel’s fireplace and sip on one of their Winter Wonderland cocktails.