Winter has arrived, and its time to embrace the cold. Bask under clear igloos and indulge in the smoky flavours at Customs House’s newest event.

Luxury-brand Belvedere Vodka is partnering with one of Brisbane’s most exclusive spots to give you Arctic by Customs House, a stylish pop up bar featuring winter-inspired cocktails, luxury fur interiors, and a decadent Polish-themed menu.

Just as crystal clear as Belvedere’s Vodka are the intimate riverside views from Customs House famous outdoor terrace. Expect the space to be decked out in aesthetic faux fur furniture and heaters to keep out the chill, making it the perfect place to stop by for after work drinks or
late-night celebrations with friends.

For those who want to drink in the views without bracing the Brisbane cold, the event’s delightful signature igloos are the perfect solution for you. Spacious and deluxe, these breath-taking igloos can be reserved exclusively, and act as both a private relaxed space and insulation from the cool night air.

Under the domes, groups will sink into the fur-draped lounge chairs and Northern-European  furnishings while caressing Belvedere Vodka’s signature sips in one hand and the bar’s exquisite menu in the other. Prepare to revel in the night’s reigning cocktail, the Belvedere Express, a sultry blend of Belvedere Vodka with Kahlua and chilled espresso.

For the more daring, take a sip of Henspresso, an indulgent mix of Hennessy VS, Kahlua, Vanilla Syrup, and espresso. The bar will also feature a gorgeous Popcorn Martini, a concoction of popcorn and caramel syrup with Belvedere Pure, chilled espresso and salt. For the sweet tooths, prepare to fall in love with the Belvedere Apple Strudle which boasts ingredients like their signature vodka, spiced rum and juniper berries. This cocktail tastes like liquid apple pie, a flavour that’s further enhanced by the decorative pastry balanced on top, which drinkers can nibble on between sips.

Food-wise, think traditional Polish bites like baby kransky with sauerkraut and mustard on sourdough, mixed in with dangerously succulent smoked duck rillettes and venison pies.

Guests are also spoilt for choice when it comes to cheese boards, with favourites such as Swiss Gruyere 1655 with sour apple compote and the extravagant baked whole brie with thyme and crostini gracing the menu.

It’s not just the cheese that’s delicately creamy – Belvedere’s Polish Vodka is renowned for its velvety texture and faint vanilla taste.

Launching on Thursday May 10th and continuing into the cooler months, this is one winter wonderland you don’t want to miss. Arctic by Customs House is available to book or pop into from Thursday – Saturday, 4pm ‘til late, and Sundays from 12pm – 4pm.


Launching May 10, 2018
399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Thursday to Saturday4pm ‘til late and Sunday12pm – 4pm.
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