Now for the weekly recommendations from those who work at Polly!
New to Polly -
The Menu Says - “The last word in refreshment. Coldstream Victorian Cider over
ice,tempered with Campari and crowned with homemade Blood Orange Sorbet.”Why we love it - Not only is it really refreshing, it also combines some damn fine products!
The Cointreau and Campari work together to form a yummy light orange flavour, which isn’t too sweet, and add to that the sparkling Coldstream straight from the tap.
A scoop of Polly made Blood Orange Sorbet tops it off and you are left with a so scrummy you can’t believe drink that refreshers as well as plays with your tastebuds!
Jade PF 1901
Silver Medal Winner – 2007 London IWSC Jade PF 1901
Jade PF 1901 is in the same category as the Jade VS 1898 – both are premier Absinthe’s based on old pre-ban recipes. This recipe came from a sealed bottle of Pernod Fils (hence the ‘PF’) it’s the closest you’re going to get to the real French Absinthe of the pre-ban era. It is also made by the same distillery as the Jade VS 1898, in Saumur, France.
Taste wise, this Absinthe has a well balanced palate of wormwood, anise and fennel with a lovely flowery freshness. We love to grab one of these after a long shift, sit back on one of Polly’s regal chairs, and pretend we’re back in 1900′s.
Wither Hills Pinot Gris.
“This pinot gris shows some handy complexity and richness on the nose, with ripe pears and stone fruits, and fragrant lift and floral notes too. The palate’s nicely worked into smooth shape, with long pear and peach flavour and decent acid balance. Tidy indeed. ” – The Age 2011 Wine Guide by Nick Stock.
Dry in style, this beautiful fruity Pinot Gris is from the famed Marlborough wine region in New Zealand. The aromas of elderflower, peach and honeysuckle hit you straight away, whilst the taste is full bodied, with essenses of ripened pear, lychee and tropical flavours with a lovely spiced aftertaste. This is perfect for when we can only stay for a quick drink after work, as it doesn’t take too long to finish this lovely drop!
Hawthorn Amber Ale
Bronze International Beer Challenge 2010
Talking about drinks that are easy to finish after work – this is surely one of them! Also, this great beer comes from near-by Hawthorn, which at Polly we see as a big plus, as we love supporting local and Australian made!
This beer starts off, when poured (which generally, you should always do – it lets the beer breathe and releases flavours that if you don’t pour out, will stay trapped in the bottle!) with a beautiful head that is quite long lasting. The colour is also something to comment on, as it’s a nice rich dark brown. It has a lovely aroma, bitey, rich and fruity. The taste if quite malty, with a warm caramel flavour. Hawthorn also prides itself on using no perservatives or additives when making it’s beer – hey, with this plus to your health, there’s no reason not to drink it!