Owners of The Whiskey in Auckland’s suburb of Ponsonby, have recently added to the family with a wild younger sibling right next door. Win-Win has brought the bright lights of Vegas to Ponsonby with a fun, retro cocktail bar vibe.
With a concise but expertly crafted cocktail menu, that according to owners, will evolve regularly, the current offering includes the Smoke & Mirrors, a refreshing and smoky blend of Gracias a Dios mezcal shaken with fresh watermelon, lime juice and Maraschino liqueur, and The Perfumer, a luxurious and alluring combination of Jose Cuervo Gran Centenario infused with white chilli truffle tea, fresh lemon, sugar, balsamic vinegar and orange blossom water. A marriage of fruit and spice, Shot Gun Sipper features Bulleit bourbon stirred over ice with peach liqueur, angostura and habanero bitters. There will be new specials each week and several cocktails on tap, bartenders Seth Williams (ex Whiskey) and Thomas Atuahive and Isaac Fitzpatrick (ex Augustus and Ostro) are happy to whisk up whatever tastebuds are calling for. Win-Win has also teamed up with experimental jellyologist Jessica Mantis to offer customers moreish jelly bites to snack on, alongside a savoury offering.