SYDNEY | Cantina OK! is a “World’s 50 Best” award winning bar, located in a blink and you’ll miss it delivery laneway garage in Sydney’s CBD. The tiny, standing-only venue only fits 20 people which, combined with the friendly and welcoming service provided by owners Alex Dowd and Jeremy Blackmore, and venue manager Alex Gilmour, helps to create an intimate, special space.
The trio visited Mexico in 2018, sampling tequila and mezcal, and meeting with small-batch producers across three states. It’s this experience, and the relationships formed, that make up the backbone of Cantina OK!
Behind the bar you’ll find a selection of hand-sourced, hand-imported, handmade agave spirits. They’re classified by region, producer, and flavour kernel. Each bottle has a story behind it, which the trio will passionately share with you if you’re interested. To the side, you’ll see glass vessels traditionally used to store mezcal. Inside them are various mixtures and concoctions used in the rotating list of cocktails.
Cocktails include things like the signature “Margarita OK!”, a blend of tequila, mezcal, lime, and orange oil; the “Fuzz OK!”, which combines tequila, sour mango, fresh lime, and pineapple fuzz; and “Silk OK!”, a mix of tequila, milk pudding, almond, red cinnamon soda, and hand-shaved rose ice. It’s all very good.
If you’re in the mood for something other than agave, there’s also a few wines and beers on offer.
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Mon – Sun: 4:00pm to 2:00am