Two Sydney institutions have come together for a collaboration that just makes sense. Black Star Pastry, creators of the world’s most Instagrammed cake, and sleek CBD cocktail bar PS40 have combined forces to make a new range of bottled cocktails, each paired with one of Black Star’s famous cakes. The three boozy creations all come in 250-millilitre bottles and are available for delivery throughout Sydney right now, with or without their cake counterparts.
The obvious star of the show is the cocktail version of the bakery’s strawberry watermelon cake. In order to create an alcoholic beverage reminiscent of this sought-after dessert, PS40’s Michael Chiem combined gin with fresh strawberry, rose petal tea and clarified rose-scented cream. Chiem describes the drink as “what we imagine it would taste like if we threw Black Star Pastry’s iconic strawberry watermelon cake into a gin still”.
The other two cocktails are inspired by Black Star’s more underrated favourites — the Japanese forest cake and the pistachio lemon zen cake. The Japanese forest cocktail is a take on an old fashion adding red miso caramel, Mr Black coffee liqueur and Hojicha tea, while the zen creation is a red grapefruit and lemon version of a paloma. The cocktails are available in a sample pack with 250-millilitres of each cocktail for $80, or accompanied by Black Star Pastry’s three cakes for $125.
PS40 and Black Star’s collab is part of the launch of the new Sydney-wide Black Star Pastry delivery service. To ensure you can indulge in cakes even if you don’t live within five kilometres of a brick-and-mortar outpost, you can now order next-day delivery from Black Star Pastry’s website to anywhere in Sydney. Alongside the classic cakes and PS40 cocktails, the delivery service also offers Rare Hare wine and St Ali coffee. Delivery is free on orders over $100.
The Black Star Pastry x PS40 cake and cocktail pairings are available now via Black Star Pastry’s new Sydney-wide delivery service.
Published on August 24, 2021 by Ben Hansen