The Perfect Cocktail – Boaty McBoatface

Get use to the name!

Introducing Boaty McBoatface, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel’s fresh taste of Spring!


Last Summer we introduced a refreshing cocktail that soon became a Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel favourite. The concoction of Aperol, gin, elderflower and grapefruit topped with soda was designed by our head mixologist and cocktail extraordinaire. It’s the perfect blend of flavours for satisfying that cocktail craving even in Winter.


‘That’s a silly name?’ We hear you say…


 The ‘Boaty McBoatface’ became an internet sensation in 2016 when an English research organisation asked the public to help them name their latest multi-million dollar research ship.


An online poll of potential names were put forward and the winning vote was Boaty McBoatface, with 124,000 votes; 4 times the number of votes of second place! Although it may not have passed the official vote, it’s still found in the hands of our Beach Club goers.


It has quickly become one of the most popular and intriguing cocktails on our menu. Recently we had our bartenders whipping up ‘Boatfaces’ by the minute for guests at our venue showcase.


If you’re interested in having a Spirits experience station at your next event with us, click here to find out what other great ideas our lovely events team can offer.


Wanna impress your friends with our Boaty McBoatface Recipe for Success?

Gordons Gin | 1 Shot

Aperol | ½ Shot

Elderflower cordial | 45mL

Grapefruit/Soda | Top Up


Shake all ingredients with hips and love. Up the ante and surprise your taste buds with something new at Beach Club.