#invite - missklicious & guest attended this event thanks to Pendulum Communications.
Hacienda is the latest addition to the Sydney bar scene. The luxe vista bar, located in the Pullman Quay Grand hotel, has gorgeous views of the Sydney Harbour bridge and harbour. The decor is inspired by the grand plantation architecture of Cuba, mixed with the modern vintage hotels of Miami in the 1950's.
The menu has a Cuban twist to it, with rum based cocktails a main feature.
There were two cocktails on offer during the launch night - the bottled mojito and the Old Presidente. The mojitos came in a Hacienda labelled glass bottle and featured Blanco rum, crème de menthe, lime, mint, falernum and orange bitters.
The Old Presidente cocktail consists of aged rum, orange curacao, house spiced raspberry syrup and Angostura bitters.
The canapés also had a Cuban/Latin American touch; delicious Cajun spiced prawns and crispy cassava fries with a red pepper sauce were just some of the dishes we sampled on the night.
Cajun spiced prawns
Cassava fries with red pepper dipping sauce
Overall, a lovely venue in the heart of Circular Quay. You can't go wrong with the sweeping views of Sydney Harbour. The only issue I had with the bar setup is that there was a lack of seating options.
I would have loved to try some of the other cocktails, especially like the sound of the salted coconut espresso martini (will have to re-visit for this one!)