By Sacha Delfosse
The award-winning team behind Sydney’s Eau-de-Vie bar will be launching the bar’s first cocktail book in September, following an overwhelmingly successful crowd-funding campaign it launched last week.
Eau-de-Vie owner, Sven Almenning launched a fundraising drive last Tuesday on Indiegogo, a crowd-funding website, and within three days the cocktail book project had already achieved 100 per cent of its fund target.
“We’re both overwhelmed and absolutely floored by the amazing response we’ve had from our guests and from people in general,” said Almenning.
“Although we've comfortably hit our fundraising target we're hoping to continue to drive the campaign forward. We've raised over $17,000 so far, but hoping we can double our campaign goal of $12,000 by the end of the month.”
The 200-page cocktail book, which has the current working title ‘Shaken, Stirred, Flamed & Thrown – Cocktails done the Eau-de-Vie way’, will be a coffee table book full of “cocktail art”, Almenning said, including “beautiful photography, as well as inspiring and fun recipes for entertaining at home – all inspired by great classics and Eau-de-Vie signature drinks”.
The campaign is still live for another 22 days, with a range of contribution options (and perks) available. These include $39 for an early bird book, $1000 for ten books and cocktail classes, or $2000 for signed copies as well as your own signature cocktail.