Brisbane welcomes ABSINTHE with cunning concoctions city-wide

Absinthe Green most certainly in the new black in Brisbane as cocktail creators across the city unveil their tributes to the internationally applauded and breathtaking Spiegeltent show opening on June 2 in King George Square.

ABSINTHE Tour Le Monde is a bona-fide entertainment phenomenon. Launched by Australians in Manhattan’s gritty South Street Seaport, it became New York’s must-see event before moving to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas where it has been smashing box office records and continues selling out after four amazing years. Now it is Brisbane turn, with the city’s leading bars creating tribute drinks that celebrate the show’s adult-themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville…..

Public Restaurant and Bar:
At the legal eagle end of town and right in the Speigeltent’s ‘hood, Brisbane’s Public Restaurant and Bar is welcoming Absinthe, with a signature dish the ‘Charcoaled Roast Pork & Absinthe Bouquet’ starring Glendale Farm Pork Belly, edible leaves, atomised Absinthe, fennel and leek puree and Absinthe sourced cream, only available during the show’s Brisbane run. The dish is ably supported by Spiegel-inspired wine label Vinaceous, exclusive wine partner for the show nationally! Lovers of libations are in luck too. “Some cocktails slide up next to you and whisper in your ear. Others stand square in front of you and address you in clear, forthright tones. Still others tend to bluster and throw their weight around a bit. Then there are the ones that are hauled in in chains, raving and ranting and foaming at the mouth, threatening all who pause to gape with contagious madness, such is The Brain Duster!!” said owner Tom Sanceau. This tempestuous concoction stars 20ml Absinthe, 20 ml Wild Turkey Rye, 20ml Martini Rosso, 2 dishes Angostura Bitters; mixed and stirred over ice and fine strained into a glass!

Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar:
The city’s most elegant cocktail bar celebrates its European leaning with two tribute cocktails, created by bar manager Zac Hay:

· The Absinthe Frappe – Absinthe, E-Honey (from the bee colony atop the hotel roof) and crushed ice, stirred down and topped with a drizzle of Creme de Myrtille and garnished with a Mint Sprig and a line of three blueberries;
served in a pewter mug.

· Gazillionaire’s Swizzle – Absinthe, Rye Bourbon, White Port, Demerara Gomme, Lemon Juice, Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters, Peychauds Bitters swizzled down with crushed ice and topped with an ice basket filled with Absinthe – which is then set on fire!

Pony Dining at Eagle Street Pier:
The Black Tonic is a luscious libation from the Pony team for before or after seeing ABSINTHE in Brisbane, starring 30 ml Bulleit, 15 ml Absinthe, 15 ml Dark Chocolate Bitter and 25 ml Cinnamon syrup with burnt rosemary garnish, served smoking!

Bar Pacino:
This super cool bar with arguably the best river views in town has the Pacino Green Handshake – it stars the 90 proof “sacred herb” Herbsaint and a Melon liquor with fresh apple juice and a pinch of salt.


“If you only see one show in your entire life, make it ABSINTHE”
Huffington Post

Brisbane loved EMPIRE when it rocked King George Square! Now the creators are back with a show that takes things to a whole new level – the city is about to be shocked, probably outraged, definitely
wowed and absolutely entertained when the politically incorrect yet athletically gifted and talented cast from ABSINTHE Tour Le Monde, presented by Stan, arrives for a strictly limited season from June 2 under the
spiegeltent at King George Square.

ABSINTHE is an adult-themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville for a 21st century audience. The show is hosted by the filthy rich and just plain filthy Gazillionaire and his whacky assistant Abby Bobbins who have become two of the most acclaimed and subversive comedy forces in Las Vegas in recent years by parodying political correctness with their dark wit. Tickets are on sale NOW for the limited Brisbane season of ABSINTHE at

It’s a bona-fide international phenomenon. Launched by Australians in Manhattan’s gritty South Street Seaport, it became New York’s must-see event before moving to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas where it has been smashing box office records and continues selling out after four amazing years. The Australian said,
‘Absinthe is an extraordinarily polished, dynamic, bullet-train of a show. And let’s not forget racy…. extraordinary bodies doing most extraordinary things…. They defy expectations of gravity, torsion and momentum.’ It’s not only the artists who create the magic of ABSINTHE. The show will be presented in Brisbane in a 700-seat antique spiegeltent, furnished with beveled mirrors, plush velvet seating booths and a well-stocked bar in King George Square. It’s the most intimate stage in town, with the artists dedicated to performing their jaw-dropping, breath-taking acts up close and very personal!

by Spiegelworld – Brisbane season : Tickets at

Brisbane: Performances start June 2 2015 , under the spiegeltent at King George Square

Performance Schedule:
Tuesday/Wednesday – 8pm
Thursday/Friday/Saturday – 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Sunday – 5pm & 7pm

Show duration 90 minutes with no interval; recommended for ages 15 & above; the performance features some nudity and strong language. *Performance schedule is subject to change. Check website for details.


Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: $54.00 – $134.00**
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: $64.00 – $154.00**

*VIP Ringside Tickets are available & include a seat in the front 2 rows, priority entry and a complimentary beverage.
**transaction fees and charges may apply

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