Hanky Panky LoungeDarwin, Australia
Anyone down for a little Hanky Panky?
That’s the name of the brand new cocktail bar that’s just opened in Darwin city centre to plenty of hype, the brainchild of several lynchpins of the Australian bartending scene.
Dim lighting, New York-speakeasy style interiors and smartly dressed bartenders greet punters on arrival, all in, it must be said, slightly un-Darwin like fashion.
There’s an extensive list of cocktails – including the place’s namesake, the Hanky Panky, which is gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet-Branca and orange slice served on ice.
We reckon that if you find yourself in the heat of Australia's tropical far north, you could probably do with a refreshment (or seven) like this.
If you can't get to Darwin though, here's how you can make it at home, thanks to Doctor Cocktail himself, Dirk Hany*:
*This guy has no association with the Hanky Panky Lounge - we just found him to be a pretty great cocktail Doctor.
- Epic range of cocktails including all your favourites, and plenty you’ve never heard of
- Chic interior
- Awesome bartenders doing their thang right in front of you
- If you’re more of a VB and VB only sort of operator, this probably isn’t the place for you
- The stumble home after your eleventh Hanky Panky