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Thomas Olive’s Île de France

Supercharging the classic Champagne cocktail.

Tucked above Saint Crispin, the deeply on-trend restaurant that took Melbourne's Smith Street by storm last year, is Thomas Olive. It's a bar where the charcuterie is house-made, the oysters are shucked to order and the croquettes have eel in them. Better still, there's Chartreuse in the Champagne cocktails. You have been warned. Thomas Olive, 300 Smith St, Collingwood, Vic, (03) 9419 2202.


Drop a sugar cube into a chilled cocktail glass or coupette, add a few splashes of orange bitters, then add 25ml Cognac and 10ml yellow Chartreuse. Top with ice-cold Champagne and serve without delay.

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