Cocktail Friday – Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel’s ‘Watson’s Sunset’

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel’s ‘Watson’s Sunset’

Your wedding is one day only, so we’re big fans of embracing the best of both worlds with a sunset wedding reception. Envision your guests enjoying the golden light of late afternoon, the spectacle of the sinking sun and then up the glamour stakes by nightfall. To do this you need a find a venue that has prime views (which Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel – overlooking Sydney Harbour – sure does)! They’ve even created a unique ombre cocktail to celebrate the sunset hours which they’ve kindly shared with us below.

Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel do like their weddings to be unique; you could request this pretty cocktail, a frose machine or a drinks trolley – whatever best suits your style! They’re also happy for couples to customise everything from your cake, table settings, menu and wine list to DIY desserts so your wedding is never the same as another.


  • 15ml peach schnapps
  • 30ml peach or lychee puree
  • Half a glass of ice
  • Roughly 150ml of tonic
  • 30-45ml of Ink gin
  • Thyme sprigs and edible violets to garnish


Add each ingredient by gently layering in the order above, finishing by slowly pouring the Ink gin into the glass to create an ombre effect. Garnish with thyme and violets (or your favourite edible herbs and flowers to make it your own).

Ms Zebra Says: I’m boarding the plane now so sign me up for this delicious cocktail – and infamous backdrop of the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel!

About Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel: Directly grounded on the sandy shoreline of the exclusive enclave of Watsons Bay, the venue has unobstructed panoramic views of Sydney’s sparkling harbour. With multiple harbour front wedding and event spaces and 31 boutique hotel suites, the venue is the perfect destination for a seaside wedding ceremony, reception or engagement party, and can play host to intimate weddings for 50 people or lavish affairs for 250 guests.


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