By Sacha Delfosse

The Hilton Adelaide has just opened the doors to a stylish new cocktail bar called The Collins Bar, located on the hotel’s ground floor.

The creative force behind the new venue is bar consultant Grant Collins, who has crafted a diversified cocktail list for the bar that features close to 30 modern and classic inspired signature creations, including a large and varied selection of Collins-style drinks – from which the bar takes its name (rather than Grant Collins himself).

“We wanted to bring something different, eclectic and diverse to the Adelaide night scene, something that the Adelaide public wants but has yet to experience. 

“We are going back to old-school bartending and staying true to both the classic and the Collins cocktail era using bespoke vintage glassware and making our own sodas, tonics and mixers,” said Grant Collins. 

The bar boasts one of the most extensive selections of spirits in Australia, including over 45 gins and 55 bourbons and a vast array of Scotch whiskies and tequilas. 

“True to the bartending era of the 1920s and 30s we are making our own chipped ice and ginger beers and will also have the last navy consignment of Rum ‘1977 Black Tot Rum’ from the UK, one of only 3500,” said Collins. 

Video: Click play below to watch Grant Collins making one of the cocktails on the bar's drinks menu

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