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December 2, 2019

Toast to the season: Hains & Co’s favourite drinks for summer

Summer hasn't kicked off quite as we'd hoped, but once the heat hits the pavement, Hains & Co has got the tropical imbibes to keep you cool.

  • Words: Joshua Fanning
  • Pictures: Brendan Homan

Hains & Co’s captain, Marcus Motteram returned from abroad to drop anchor on Gilbert Place and expand the circumference of the recently established small venue licence’s influence over Adelaide.


Hains & Co
23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide 5000
Mon-Thu: 4pm ’til late
Friday: 3pm ’til late
Sat-Sun: 4pm ’til late

Hains & Co added so much more with its salty rim cocktails, cost-price whisky and swashbuckling swagger.

It’s a holiday in the middle of the city.




The Tall Boy

The spiced rhubarb and strawberry tall boy was made up on the spot for our visit, but is a secret worth our readers’ knowing. A tart, spritzy and sweet drink – this is summer in a glass.


The Waste-Not-Want-Not

Hains & Co’s list of drinks is defined by their abhorrence of waste. Husks from pineapple ferment in water to add flavour, and zested fruit is squeezed and condensed into syrups. Splice the Main Brace is a drink that does more than taste good.


The Gin Sour

An original cocktail from Hains & Co’s first list, the Crimson Main Sail combines sloe gin, bourbon and lemon in a sour that will make you smile.


Hey  Bartender

Josh Mack has been with the crew at Hains & Co for 18 months now. He was with 2KW before, but says the short move has really honed his focus and craft behind the bar.

Josh Mack


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