Lunar New Year cocktails – Year of the Rat

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Lunar New Year cocktails – Year of the Rat

January 13 @ 4:00 pm - February 1 @ 11:30 pm

Come and celebrate the Lunar New Year with us in Chinatown with a festive cocktail or two, inspired by the incoming Year of the Rat.

Over three weeks from 13 January, we’ll be serving up an exclusive menu of cocktails as part of the Sydney Lunar Festival, hosted by the City of Sydney.

Check out the cocktail list below. Bookings recommended – see HERE

Lunar New Year cocktails at Banchō


Good as Gold
Yuzushu, Haku vodka, mandarin, soda, mint

During Chinese New Year, mandarins are a traditional symbol of abundance and good fortune. The Cantonese word for mandarin also sounds like the word for gold.

Master Splinter
Gin, Amaro Okar, raspberry and orgeat syrup, lemon, egg whites

Named for the mutant rat who is the adopted father of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Ox Rider
Hong Kong baijiu, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, lychee, lemon, absinthe

According to mythology, the Jade Emperor said the order of the animals would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat hitched a ride on the back of the Ox and at the finish line, jumped ahead of the Ox to be the first animal of the Chinese zodiac.

Red Fortune
Toki blended whisky, Amaro Montenegro, honey water, red bean paste, cream

Inspired by traditional Chinese red bean desserts, this creamy concoction includes one of our favourite whiskies.

It’s a Date
Bowmore No.1 Scotch whisky, fig aperitif, dark chocolate liqueur, red date syrup

Get romantic with single malt whisky, fig and chocolate – that’s one hot date!


January 13 @ 4:00 pm
February 1 @ 11:30 pm