The "smashed and bashed" cocktail Johnny Sak was made for sipping with a fresh Italian pizza.
I am unsure what crime Johnny Sak has committed to end up on Crinitis, Darling Harbour's "smashed and bashed" cocktail menu. But it's true; this cocktail is a refreshing trickster.
This cocktail consists of fresh pineapple chunks with mint leaves, a piece of ginger, vanilla sugar, a long pour of absolut citron and a dash of pineapple juice, stirred with crushed ice. After the first sip all you can think of is Summer on repeat.
Yes, Crinitis has also taken up the trend of serving some of its cocktails in jam jars, with this one having the added bonus of handles incase your hands get too sticky alternating from sipping and relishing some fresh pizza.
For an individual cocktail in the city of Sydney, $18 is fairly reasonable for the quantity of the drink and the dose of Absolut Citron, which you wouldn't necessarily think considering it is quite benign looking. I was certainly glad that I was drinking on a full stomach as the potency of the alcohol can be described as "worth the money".
Johnny Sak is well worth considering as a new staple weekend drink when you're next in the city.