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Tommy's Cocktail Welly pick #4 – Egmont Street Eatery

August 24, 2022

Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy's Real Estate Wellington is serving you the most delicious concoctions during Visa Wellington On a Plate. All month long, you will get insights from your local Tommy's agents who visited the participating venues and met the talents behind the bar.

Agent John Kettle selected Egmont Street Eatery's Cocktail Wellington cocktail: Hanoi Coffee Club. An old fashioned disguised as a Vietnamese coffee. Scarily dangerous... 

1. Why is Egmont Street Eatery's Cocktail your Tommy’s Pick this year?

Egmont Street Eatery is just located at such a handy location! Love it that it's down an alleyway – and pro tip. they do mix the best drinks! It’s one of my favourites in Wellington. I would pop down to Egmont on a sunny day for a drink or two usually. 

2. How is this cocktail the perfect match?

The cocktail was sweet because of the coconut mousse and balanced well with the bitterness of the coffee. I can’t believe it tasted so smooth.


Egmont Street Eatery's Cocktail Welly: Ocean Mist 2018 – A white wine-based cocktail with Denzien gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, cucumber, mint, saline solution and suspended sabja seeds.

3. What would the perfect occasion to drink this cocktail be

I’d say a casual afternoon drink. You do not want to knock a whole heap of these back at dinner time – the caffeine will keep you wide awake at night! 


4. What did you think of the food pairing with the cocktail?

The food was interesting – the pairing reminds me of an Asian night market you’ll find in Asia. Imagine walking and exploring a night market with a beverage in one hand and a skewer on the other. 

Egmont Street Eatery's bartender Jonno and Tommy's agent John Kettle.

5. What's next on your hit list?

The Depth Charger – is always a favourite.


6. If I was a cocktail, I would be...

Maybe a Martini or something a bit more custom, hmmm…

That's it for now! Stay tuned for more cocktail tips from Tommy's Wellington. Getting thirsty? Explore the full Cocktail Wellington lineup available this August.