Maybe Sammy is a ridiculously cool and fun bar, tucked away on Harrington Street in the Rocks. It has won a slew of impressive-sounding awards, such as making it onto the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2019, as the only Australian entry.
Meeting a friend from out of town for pre-dinner drinks, this was the perfect spot. We grabbed a seat at the bar, and were treated to the hospitality of one of bar owners. It really makes an impression on you when a charismatic bartender is providing great service to you and obviously enjoying himself while doing so.
I love that you can order a little flight of mini cocktails, the special house cocktails named after the rat pack: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin. So, that’s what I did. They are poured from their own branded bottles into cute miniature cocktail glasses, and they were smooth, interesting and delicious (and strong!).
The Sammy is made of Never Never Gin, Lillet, Apricot Brandy and Absinthe. The Frank is of Glenmorangie, Ardbeg 10, Campari, and Cacao White, and finally The Dean is Henessy VS, Calvados, Vermouth Rosso and Bitters, a bit like a negroni (which I love). Though I think I liked the Sammy the best: with both a lightness and body and a complex combination of flavours.
Get thee to Maybe Sammy. It’s a cool place. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.