8 Stylish Sips Around Town
Here are the drinks the fashion set will be diving into during NZFW — and where to find them
Healthy Lattes at Major Sprout
Offering a fine alternative when an energy boost is in order, Major Sprout's green tea lattes are as soul-warming as they are Instagram-worthy. Alternatively, ask for a flight of mini rainbow lattes and sample the matcha as well as the ginger, beetroot and chai alternatives.
21 Graham St, Auckland Central
Espresso Martinis at Ostro
You can't get much more fashion set than a round of espresso martinis, and Ostro has cleverly stocked this beloved pick-me-up on tap, boasting a blend of 42 Below Vodka, Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur and Harpoon Cold-Drip Espresso.
52 Tyler St, Britomart
Pisco Sours at Madame George
Let’s be honest, there are few things more satisfying than this Peruvian specialty. Boasting pisco from its native lands to maintain a truly authentic flavour, at Madame George the sip-worthy concoction is dry-shaken first for a fabulously foamy top before a second round of shaking ensues with extra large ice cubes so dilution is kept to a minimum.
490 K Rd, Auckland Central
Kombucha at True Food & Yoga
Take in the awesome view from one of the best locations in town while tucking into nutrition-dense, healthy dishes accompanied by a glass of Organic Mechanic kombucha, which is available on tap.
19 Tamaki Drive, Orakei
Cocktails at Annabel’s
The latest place to see-and-be-seen in Ponsonby only has a couple of cocktail options on its menu — it is a wine bar after all — but they are classics: choose between a negroni or aperol spritz, or order one of each.
277 Ponsonby Rd, Three Lamps
Champagne at Rockefeller
Providing a fine curation of effervescence at the tip of one’s manicured fingertips, this conveniently located champagne and oyster bar is the perfect place to convene over a glass of bubbles and discuss the state of fashion.
104 Fanshawe St, Auckland Central
Sake Cocktails at Azabu
Trust the specialist in Japanese-Peruvian fare to craft a killer libation where Kabosushu sake, Stolichanaya vodka, lime juice and pandan syrup mingle and meld, changing with every sip, as a giant ice ball keeps things cool without watering the drink down.
26 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
Prosecco at Coco’s Cantina
Did someone say prosecco happy hour? Toast your health while rubbing shoulders with the cool designers of K Rd and their indie fashion entourage who call this lively street home.
374-376 K Rd, Auckland Central