Location: 298 Lygon St, Carlton
Phone: (03) 9347 7080
Overall Impression: 5/10
A good cocktail is one that taste delicious without the burn (that harsh taste that comes with hard liqueur) but delivers a good level of intoxication.
Many cocktails taste incredibly alcoholic which makes it not very enjoyable to drink. But the worst of all is a cocktail that does not taste alcoholic because there is barely any alcohol in it.
The cocktails at the Carlton Yacht Club (“CYC”) the night of SR’s birthday drinks were such. E.g.:
Death by Tim Tam
A nutritionist’s nightmare concoction of Vanilla Vodka, Baileys, Creme de Cacao and Butterscotch Schnapps blended with caramel syrup, choc syrup, ice cream and Tim Tam biscuits served tall with a frozen Tim Tam garnish. A modern CYC classic.
Although delectable, it had no effect. And when someone as easily intoxicated as I am says they have no effect, the cocktail must have well and truly lacked any volatile substances.
So there. Rant over.