Like the fit out, the music and the people of 1000 Island, a drink has to be fun to get on the bar's list. This is a late-night haunt that encourages you to lean into guilty pleasures and embrace them in earnest.
Three Cheers at 1000 Island
Rather than keeping open bottles of Ocean Spray behind the bar, the Cosmo Cooler is served long and uses a cranberry soda from Capi for its 1000 Island twist.
Smoked Pineapple Margarita
A spin on a Tommy’s Margarita, the Smoked Pineapple Margarita adds smokiness by using mezcal, charred pineapple cordial and a rim salted with red gum-smoked salt and Tajín.
The first drink created for 1000 Island, and not likely to come off the menu any time soon, this Piña Colada uses Nocello to enhance the mouthfeel – and just 25ml of coconut cream. It’s a drinkable Weis bar.
Rhys Hopkins is new to the nightlife scene, having come from a history in cafés. Now that he’s behind the bar at 1000 Island, he’s enjoying diving headfirst into bartender folklore, uncovering the guarded secrets of the world’s favourite drinks.