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 Vermouth? Simply, it’s wine with a bunch of botanicals infused in it (most importantly Wormwood). Its history is long, with evidence for wormwood infused wine dating back to 1500BC, due to the belief it could cure a myriad of ailments. Vermouth is French for the German word Wermut (Wormwood) and while wormwood wines may have been around in Germany & Hungary since the 16th Century, it was the Italians and French who turned it in to the must have aperitif at the fashionable cafes of the 18th Century. When the fashion for Vermouth hit American shores it produced some of the most well-known cocktails of today. While great in a cocktail, we love the idea of bringing back the days of sipping it served simply over ice or tall with tonic. Our list showcases some of our favourites, along with suggestions on how best to enjoy them. Feeling nervous? Try a Rosso & Soda, you can’t go wrong. Failing that there’s plenty of cocktails & wine to be drunk in the pages that follow. Whatever your choice of beverage, we hope you enjoy.  

​DRY VERMOUTH  

Regal Rogue Daringly Dry - Hunter Valley, NSW 
Sauvignon Blanc with quandong & white pepper. Salt, crisp & perfect in our dirty martini.  
9

Maidenii Dry - Central VIC 
Viognier with strawberry gum, river mint, & wattleseed. Pretty, round & complex.  
8
 
Ferdinand’s Saar Dry - Mosel, GER   
Riesling with ginger, vine flower & bitter orange. Delicate with an alpine freshness.  
8

Noilly Pratt Original Dry - Marseillan, FRA 
Picpoul & Clairette with bitter grapefruit & chamomile. Perfect on the rocks with lemon.  
6

Mancino Secco - Piemonte, ITA  
Trebbiano with lemongrass, nutmeg & sage. Soft with sweet spice.  
8

​WHITE VERMOUTH
 
Regal Rogue Lively White - Hunter Valley, NSW 
Semillon with bush lemons, finger limes & thyme.  Ripe citrus & lifted.  
9

Margan Off Dry - Hunter Valley, NSW 
Semillon loaded with Christmas spice
 9

Causes & Cures Bianco - Yarra Valley, VIC
Viognier with gentian flower, bay leaf & orange peel. Rich, spicy & vibrant fruit. 
6

Atsby Amberthorn — New York, USA 
Rich, exotic and round, plenty of honey & caramel flavours
11
   
Absenteroux vermouth a l'absinthe - Provence, FRA
Ugni Blanc & Grenache Blanc with coriander, anise & mint. Sweet citrus & minty.  
9

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal  Blanc -  Chartentes, FRA 
Pineau des Charentes with cardamom, ginger & bitter orange. Lifted citrus layers.  
9

Dolin Blanc - Chambery, FRA 
Ugni Blanc & Colombard with elderflower, hyssop & rose. Classic & fresh. 
9

Contratto Bianco - Asti , ITA
Moscato & Cortese with hawthorn, rhubarb root, aloe juice & clover. Sweet, rich & round. 
7

Chinato Vergano - Piemonte, ITA
Moscato & Cortese with thyme, marjoram & basil. Fresh, softly sweet with herbal aromas.
8

Vermouth del Professore Classico - Piemonte, ITA  
Moscato with grapefruit peel, ginger & honey. Complex, exotic & spicy 
8

Mancino Bianco - Piemonte, ITA   
Trebbiano with angelica, mint & gentian flower. Floral, juicy & savoury.  
8
  
Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato - Torino, ITA   
Moscato with three types of wormwood, Chinese rhubarb & five spice. Complex wood & spicy.    
8

​ROSE VERMOUTH
 
Banksii Rose Vermouth Central Victoria 
Lovingly blended with our friends at Maidenii, a crisp dry aperitif rose w hibiscus, rose geranium & lemon aspen.  
5

​RED VERMOUTH  

Regal Rogue Bold Red - Hunter Valley, NSW 
Semillon & Shiraz with pepperberry, wattleseed & cocoa nibs. Bright fruit w herbal dry finish.
   
Outlandish Claims Bitter Tonic Red - Canberra District, NSW   
Grenache with plenty of bitter herbs balanced by blood orange citrus
8

Causes & Cures Rouge - Yarra Valley, VIC 
Viognier with seville orange, bay leaf & juniper. Rich  dry fruit & cassis flavours.  
6

Maidenii Sweet - Castlemaine, VIC 
Cabernet with grapefruit, river mint & angelica root. Refreshing strawberry hints.   
8

Atsby Armadillo Cake - New York, USA 
Chardonnay fortified with apple brandy, Indian Muscavado with, cinnamon & wild celery.  
11

Matthiasson Sweet Vermouth #2 - Napa Valley, USA
Flora with sour cherries, coriander   & holy thistle. Fleshy orange & lovely touch of bitterness.  
21

Dolin Rouge - Chambery, FRA
Ugni blanc & Colombard with cinnamon, fennel & touch of rose musk. Refreshing rouge style. 
9

La Quintinye Rouge Vermouth Royal - Chartentes, FRA 
Pineau des Charentes with cardamom, licorice, vine flower & bitter orange  
9

Mancino Rosso - Piemonte, ITA
Trebbiano with juniper, vanilla & cinnamon bark. Raspberry & smoky.  
8

Vermouth del Professore Rosso - Piemonte, ITA  
Moscato with ginger, musk & lemon. Perfumed, pretty & lifted.  
8

Vermouth del Professore alla Vaniglia - Piemonte, ITA
Freisa with vanilla, gentian, quassia wood & fennel Sweet spice & round.
11  

Carpano Antica Formula - Torino, ITA
Trebbiano blend with vanilla, saffron & basil. Spicy, rich & exotic.   
11

Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino - Torino, ITA 
Nebbiolo with holy thistle & three types of wormwood. Perfumed with juicy fruit & sweet spice.  
8

Cocchi Vermouth di Torino - Torino, ITA 
Moscato with star anise & rose. Smooth with hints of caramel & licorice all sorts.
9  

Cocchi Vermouth Amaro - Torino, ITA 
Artemisia herb, rhubarb, & quassia wood. Beautifully bitter and textured.  
8

Silvo Carta Vermouth - Sardinia, ITA 
Vernaccia with bay leaf, rosemary & sea breeze with a nutty, sherry-like finish. 
9

Cillar de Silos ‘Golfo’ Vermut - Ribera del Duero, SPA   
Tempranillo with clove & star anise. Dense but refreshing.  
10

Lustau Vermut - Jerez, SPA  
Amontillado & Pedro Ximenez aged in Solera for 10 yrs then blended with over 10 botanicals including coriander, sage & gentian. Rich, complex & nutty.
10

​APERITIF  

Rondo Aperitif  - Friuli, ITA   
11

Aperol Aperitif - Novara, ITA  
6

Italian Bitter Orange - Adelaide Hills, SA 
12

Contratto Bitter - Asti, TA  
6

Campari Bitter - Novara, ITA
8

​SODAS 

Rosehip & citrus ice tea    
8

Elderflower soda 
8

Ginger beer, mint & cucumber  
8

​SPRITZ     
     
BANKSII BLANC SPRITZ   
Dolin Blanc White Vermouth, Banksii House White Wine, Prosecco, rosemary, olive & lemon zest
14

PALM BEACH SPRITZ 
Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato, Ruby Grapefruit & prosecco
15

MANCINO AMBRATO SPRITZ  
Mancino Ambrato White Vermouth, Prosecco, olive & grapefruit
15

PROFESSORE CLASSICO SPRITZ    
Professore Classico White Vermouth, Prosecco & grapefruit
15

ATSBY ARMADILLO SPRITZ    
New York Atsby Armadillo Cake Vermouth, Prosecco, orange & herbs
15

SILVIO CARTA VERMOUTH SPRITZ 
Sardinian Vermouth, Prosecco, olive & lemon zest
15

COCCHI DI TORINO SPRITZ  
Cocchi Vermouth, Prosecco, orange wedge & olive
15

CONTRATTO BITTER SPRITZ 
Contratto Bitter, Rhubarb bitters, Prosecco, lemon zest & grapefruit
14

APEROL SPRITZ  
Classic style with olive & orange
14

CAMPARI MANCINO SPRITZ 
Campari, Mancino Rosso Vermouth, Prosecco, orange zest 
15

MARTINI RUBINO SPRITZ   
Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino Vermouth, Prosecco, orange & olive
15

CARPANO ANTICA SPRITZ 
Antica Formula Vermouth, Prosecco, Star Anise, Cinnamon & lemon zest
16

MIRTO SPRITZ 
Sardinian Myrtle Liquor, Prosecco & lemon zest
15

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

BANKSII CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL  
Contratto Bianco Vermouth, Bitters soaked sugar & Perrier Jouet Champagne
20

BANKSII ROSE ROYALE  
Banksii Rose Vermouth & Ruinart Rose Champagne, sugar swizzle stick
29
   
​MARTINI  

The history of the Martini cocktail is long and its origin somewhat debatable, we do know that originally a  
Martini was made with almost equal parts Vermouth & Gin. In modern history however, Vermouth was often  
merely ‘looked at’ when making a Dry Martini, we of course prefer ours with a good measure but we’ll happily  
oblige your preference.  

DRY MARTINI   
Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Vermouth, gin or vodka, olives or a lemon zest 
Jensens’s Bermondsey Dry Gin  
Belvedere Pure Vodka 
20

WET MARTINI
Noilly Prat Vermouth, gin or vodka, dash of orange bitters, orange zest 
Star of Bombay Gin  
Belvedere Pure Vodka 
18

DIRTY MARTINI  
Regal Rogue Daringly Dry, gin or vodka, olive brine, olives  
Jensens’s Bermondsey Dry Gin  
Belvedere Unfiltered Vodka  
20

REVERSE MARTINI 
Maidenii Dry Vermouth, Westwind’s Captains Cut Gin   
17

THE PROFESSORE MARTINEZ       
Vermouth del Professore Rosso, Gin del Professore Madame, grapefruit zest 
19

​BOTANICALS  

BIANCO MULE
Contratto Bianco, Manzanilla Fino Sherry, ginger beer & fresh botanicals.  
13

BANKSII MARGARITA     
Margan Off Dry Vermouth, Olmeca Tequila Reposado & Earl Grey Tea Syrup.
14
   
ELDERFLOWER SANGRIA - GLS OR 500ML CARAFE    
Martini Bianco Vermouth, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, mint, cucumber & ginger ale. 
12/36


​BASED ON THE CLASSICS  

THE AUSTRALIANO    
Regal Rogue Red, The Italian Aperitif, Tasmanian Pepperberry Bitters, grapefruit & olive.  
13

NEGRONI
#1 Dolin Rogue, Start of Bombay Gin & Campari. 
18

#2 Caprano Antica Formula, Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin & Campari.              
18 

THE LIBERAL     
Cocchi Vermouth Amaro, Bulliet Bourbon, Amer Picon & Boker’s Bitters. 
16

REVERSE MANHATTEN 
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Mitcher’s Straight Rye Whisky & Angostura Bitters.  
18

REVERSE ROB ROY     
Cillar de Silos ‘Golfo’ Vermut, Atsby Armadillo Cake Vermouth, Glenmorangie & Ardberg 10yr old mist. 
18

BANKSII ESPRESSO MARTINI 
Wyborowa Vodka, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Silvio Carta Vermouth, Espresso
18
                                                                                                                 

​BEER  

​TAP BEER  

Murrays Whale Ale - 370ml Port Stephens, NSW    

​BOTTLE BEER 

Cascade Light - Hobart, TAS    

Young Henry’s Lager - Newtown, NSW 
10 

Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale - Richmond,VIC         

Two Metres Tall Cleansing Ale - Derwent Valley, TAS                                                                                                                                     14 

La Sirene Brewery Saison - Melbourne, VIC
15 

Pirate Life IPA - Hindmarsh, SA 
10 

Les Bieres du Grand Saint Bernard GNP Genepy Strong - Aosta Valley, ITA  
16 

​BANKSII WINE BY GLASS & 500ml Carafe  

2016 Banksii White by Mac Forbes, Garganega - King Valley, VIC                      
10 / 40 

2016 Banksii Red by Mac Forbes, Shiraz -  Yarra Valley, VIC 
10 / 40 

​BOTTLED WINE BY THE GLASS & 500ml Carafe 

​SPARKLING 
     
NV Marcopolo Prosecco — Veneto, ITA 
Glera 
13

NV Perrier Jouet Grand Brut — Epernay, FRA 
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
25

NV Ruinart Rose Reims, FRA 
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay 
33

​WHITE 

2015 Umani Ronchi ‘Villa Bianchi’ DOC — Abruzzo, ITA   
Verdicchio
12 / 48 / 59

2015 Spinifex Lola — Barossa, SA           
White field blend
13 / 52 / 69

2016 Wines by KT ‘Bianca’ — Clare Valley, SA
Vermentino   
14 / 56 /69
   
2016 Unico Zelo ‘Jade & Jasper’ — Riverland, SA
Fiano 
12/48 /59

2016 Sorrenberg — Beechworth, VIC       
Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
16 / 64 / 85

2016 Thierry Germain ‘Cep by Cep’ Anjou — Loire, FRA
Chenin Blanc   
15 / 60 /79
   
2015 Stefano Lubiana ‘Primavera’ — Derwent Valley, TAS 
Chardonnay
15 / 60 / 72
   
SKIN CONTACT

2015 Vini Della Sta a Bianco — Umbria, ITA
Grechetto      
15 / 60 /77

​ROSE 

2016 Chateau de L’Aumerade ‘Marie Christine’ Cru Classe — Provence, FRA 
Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
16 / 64 / 80
   
​RED 

      
2016 Garagiste — Mornington Peninsula, VIC   
14 / 56 / 69

2015 S.C. Pannell ‘Dead End’ — McLaren Vale, SA 
Tempranillo
15 / 60 / 75

2015 Domaine Chamfort Cotes du Rhone — Rhone Valley, FRA   
Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
12 / 48 / 62

2013 Azul y Garanza ‘Garciano’ — Navarra, SPA
Graciano, Grenacha      
15 / 60 /73
   
2014 Thick as Thieves — King Valley, VIC
Nebbiolo
15 / 60 /78
    
2013 Battle of Bosworth ‘Wild Boar’ — McLaren Vale, SA     
Shiraz
17 / 68 / 92



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