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Tommy's Cocktail Welly pick #3 – St John's Bar & Eatery

August 19, 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.

Tommy's Wellington Agent Chris Robinson visited an old favourite: St John's Eatery & Bar on the waterfront. For Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy's, they are serving the Bureaucrat Melt cocktail. Read below why this is Chris' top pick!

1. Why is St John's your Tommy’s Pick this year?

St John’s has an amazing atmosphere. I love their delicious menu, excellent cocktails and their outdoor area is great to relax with friends, when you catch one of Wellington’s rare sunny days, that is.

2. How is this cocktail the perfect match?

The bureaucrat melt is punchy, it’s got that wow factor, while also being a little sweet!

St John's Cocktail Welly: Bureaucrat Melt – Bureaucrat Gin, peach, cherry, orange, cranberry, and a sorbet surprise. Accompanied by a cucumber and juniper marshmallow coated in Marasca cherry meringue, sprinkled with cherry dust

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

The perfect occasion to drink the bureaucrat melt would be on Friday night after a long week, it’s the perfect little energy boost for the weekend ahead.


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

Because the cocktail is quite tart and tangy the sweetness of the cherry meringue & juniper marshmallow complimented the drink perfectly.

St John's bartender Finn and Tommy's agent Chris Robinson.

5. What's next on your hit list?

I want to give Ombra’s ‘The Perfumed Garden’ a go, there’s something intriguing about a green cocktail! Sign me up.


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

I’d be a Martini, stylish & classic.

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.