A Sunday (or any day) sesh wouldn’t be quite the same without sharing a jug (or 3) with friends for a lazy summer afternoon. But if stale beer doesn’t quite give you the same buzz it did when you were 18, it might be time to change up your tipple of choice. We’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best cocktail jugs to help you wet your whistle and give your tastebuds a treat.
The Fox | South Bank
Dandys Rooftop bar at The Fox is the home of the Sunday sesh and with cocktails by the jug we’re not surprised! Between ‘Berry the hatchet’ and ‘Coconut love’ you’ll be tasting the tropics and have the perfect way to cool down on a scorching summer arvo. With cocktails in hand and a full view of the city, you’ll be a fixie at The Fox in no time.
Alfred and Constance | Fortitude Valley
If hanging out on the deck of an old Queenslander floats your Sunday session boat, make the effort to venture out of your house and tiki yourself to Alfred and Constance. You’ve got a choice of four cocktail jugs like ‘A&C’s Mango daiquiri,’ ‘Constance punch,’ or, if you’re feeling adventurous, their ‘Kava bowl’ will (literally) light your fire!
Riverbar & Kitchen | Eagle Street
In Brisbane, there is no better way to pass an afternoon than by watching the river flow by, with cocktail in hand, of course. After sharing a jug of ‘Cherry doll face’ or ‘Watermelon and mint caprioska’ just make sure you remember that Riverbar isn’t a pool bar.
The Sangria Bar | South Brisbane
The Spanish are fans of sharing but with the variety of sangria cocktails on offer at the Sangria Bar, we can’t help but want to be selfish. Mixed with a variety of fruit, these white or red wine based cocktails will have you ready to salsa (or siesta) by the time you reach the bottom.
Chop Chop Changs | West End
There’s nothing quite like a punch with punch and Chop Chop Changs’ Asian punches to share pack a great one! Perfect for a Sunday arvo, their delightfully refreshing cocktail jugs feature lychees, ginger and yuzu juice alongside traditional Asian booze like saké, shochu and Choya. Saké to me!
Soleil Pool Bar | South Bank
With cocktail jugs that serve 2, 4 or 6 people, your Sunday sesh is bound to be a party no matter what the size of your gang. If jugs like ‘It’s all in the hips,’ ‘It takes two to tango’ and ‘My compliments to the butler’ haven’t already won you over, the bar wraps right around the pool! We were sold at deck chairs!
The End | West End
Let yourself be surprised by the cocktail jug of the day at The End and you won’t regret it. Well, not until the morning after, at least. Last week we slurped down a mix of bourbon, brandy, grenadine, grapefruit juice, fig, apple and apple cider that was all too drinkable.
Actually, do we have to share?
Words by Tayla Trask