Where to Go: Bedford Soda and Liquor, Takapuna

Ponsonby Central favourite Bedford Soda and Liquor has expanded to Takapuna

The new Bedford Soda and Liquor in Takapuna. Picture / Supplied

Cocktail and meatball maestros Bedford Soda and Liquor have expanded from Ponsonby Central, opening another restaurant in Takapuna in the space formerly occupied by Blunderbuss Pizza. The New York-style bar, which takes its name from Bedford Ave, the road that cuts though NYC’s Williamsburg, specialises in hand-crafted seasonal cocktails.

New for autumn/winter are the Second Amendment (Gunpowder Rum, white rum, watermelon, Aperol, orgeat syrup and lime) and the Strawberry Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth and a spiced strawberry shrub).

Unique to the new Takapuna restaurant is the tiki cup which the Spanish Harlem cocktail is served in. Learn the recipe below.

• The new Bedford Liquor and Soda is at McKenzie Precinct, 21 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna. Visit bedfordsodaliquor.co.nz

Picture / Supplied


Cup: Tiki. Ice: Crushed. Garnish: Mint, flower, tiki.

40ml Bacardi
20ml Amaro Montenegro
20ml Falernum
30ml pineapple juice
15ml lemon juice
2 dashes of Tiki Bitters

Shake and double strain to serve.

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