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Bandista is an intimate, modern-day speakeasy, reminiscent of a 1920s lounge that dazzles with a decadent Latin vibe, where guests enjoy inventive and artistic interpretations of classic and contemporary cocktails, as well as rare spirits from around the world.

Hours

Wednesday – Saturday
5:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

Signature Drinks

  • A cocktail with ice cream
    Ménage à trois

    Pushing the boundaries on what a cocktail is, this newest creation transforms a Brandy Alexander into a trio of experiences. First is a fog of Krigler’s Established Cognac 66 perfume, followed by made-to-order Brandy Alexander ice cream. Lastly, a cognac with an added nose of chocolate and the mouthfeel of cream creates a spirit-only version.

  • Sazerac Flight signature drink at Bandista, in cylindrical glass with gold trim, lemon peel garnish
    Sazerac flight

    Why have one when you can have three, along with a history lesson in a cocktail? We start with the original, featuring a cognac base widely available before phylloxera. Next is the modern classic with a rye base. The journey finishes with agave, letting the vegetal complexity shine.

  • Pimm’s Cup signature drink at Bandista, fruit-infused cocktail being poured into tall glass
    Pimm’s Cup

    Wimbledon would be proud of this elevated Pimm’s Cup. It starts with a unique Japanese kumquat gin, fresh fruit and local mango tea. This version develops a more robust flavour as it rests in the porthole vessel we serve it in. Once built, we leave the drink in your hands to pour at your desired strength.

  • Crime of Passion signature drink available at Bandista, in carved wood vessel with pineapple stem garnish
    Crime of Passion

    A dangerously delicious twist on a traditional tiki cocktail, the combination of passion fruit, coconut and tequila will transport you to another time and place. This tangy concoction served in a wooden cup, is set aflame at presentation.

  • Vesper signature drink available at Bandista
    Vesper

    The classic made famous by James Bond in Casino Royale has gotten a Q-inspired makeover. Liquid Nitrogen chills the cocktail for a spy-worthy presentation, while a spoon of caviar and truffled cream adds a proper touch.

  • A blue cocktail with a ship in a bottle above it.
    Dead man walking

    A variation on a classic corpse reviver number blue, using an overproof gin to stick with the pirate theme, this cocktail is made with a clarified milk punch method, seamlessly blending the flavours. Fair warning – more than two of these, and you‘ll be walking the plank.

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