Ask for the Little Black Cocktail Book at The Laneway Lounge

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burger boy and I were invited to The Laneway Lounge’s launch of their Little Black Cocktail Book at the end of May. Entry into The Laneway Lounge that day was all very mysterious. Just like speakeasies during the United States Prohibition era in the 1920s / early 30s, there was a password to get in to the venue.

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My password was “Blind Pig” which is another name for speakeasies…

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In those days liquor was hidden and disguised in all sorts of random ways, it wouldn’t be surprising to find them inside cane sticks and books behind the bar.

The Laneway Lounge disguised some of their cocktails featured in the Little Black Book in a similar fashion at the launch. Some cocktails were served in empty baked beans and peeled tomato cans… 

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To access an exclusive list of 20 Prohibition cocktails be sure to ask The Laneway Lounge for their Little Black Book. Unless you ask for this Little Black Book you can’t order these cocktails as it’s outside The Laneway Lounge’s normal cocktail list.

burger boy tried the Millionaire cocktail which was an apricot brandy – the idea behind the name is that after 4 or 5 you feel like a millionaire 🙂

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Fellow Perth food blogger, The Skinny Perth certainly looked like he felt like a millionaire or at least getting there with his pinky happily in the air 🙂

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This is the Automobile which is meant to be like a G&T but tastier. I had the mocktail version and almost didn’t miss the gin 🙂

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This was my pina colada mocktail, it’s not in the Little Black Cocktail Book but was too pretty and tasty to leave off this post…

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burger boy had heaps of Little Black Book cocktails, I just had a small taste of the champagne sorbet and espresso cocktail before getting distracted by all the amazing food. Keep scrolling to check these out – the maple glazed pork belly donut was sooo good and the cheese toasties although simple were just what I felt like after all my sweet mocktails.

As award winning mixologist Grant Collins showed us how to make a selection of The Laneway Lounge’s Little Black Book cocktails we learnt some fun facts about the prohibition period. I learnt that the brown paper bag we often take home from the liquor stores originated from the Prohibition era and Al Capone made $60 million annually from bootlegging during this period.

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As we enjoyed cocktails and mocktails, we were entertained by Jessie Gordon…

 This is some of the amazing food we enjoyed…

The Laneway Lounge is one of my fav Perth venues, I love my jazz and the food is always spectacular in taste and presentation. Im heading back there with some girlfriends in a few weeks and Ive just purchased burger boys mum a voucher for her 60th as she loves her jazz. 

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I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for food and appliances that save me time in the kitchen. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and am a mum to two girls - junior burger and baby cravings.

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  1. Hey Foodie Cravings. Some great photos and found this post really informative- thanks. Makes me want to get back down to Laneway ASAP! love the cocktails there and the Cabaret lounge. Will forward this blog post on to friends :-)

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