The Cav’s Johnnie Walker Elderflower Highball

If you’re meeting up with the girls this weekend, ditch the boozy brunch and head to The Cav in Ponsonby to taste test their latest Johnnie Walker creations – responsibly of course. Famed for first dates, footy fanboys and all manner of thirst-quenchers, Ponsonby’s favourite gastro pub The Cav has nailed some exquisite decks-terity with a fancy new indoor outdoor area fitting of its local notoriety.

Celebrating their new deck and renovation, the crew have teamed up with Johnnie Walker and are serving some limited-edition Highball cocktails in five flavours:

  • Elderflower
  • Green Tea
  • Peach Tea
  • Lemon
  • Ginger

Mix your own Johnnie Walker Elderflower Highball

  1. In a highball glass add ice
  2. Add 50ml Johnnie Walker Black Label or Red Label
  3. Add 50ml Six Barrel Soda Co. Elderflower Syrup
  4. Add 100ml chilled soda water
  5. Stir and garnish with a lemon thyme sprig and a lemon twist
  6. Enjoy!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by The Cav (@the_cav_ponsonby)

The Cav looks a little different

With sweeping views of Auckland City, you won’t be able to help yourself sending unsolicited deck pics to all your friends of the newly adorned floor to ceiling windows, banquet seating, scandi-inspired canopies and tiled floors–more than enough to get your crew out of their winter hibernation.

While soaking up the serenity, enjoy some deck-adence with options far beyond typical pub fare such as wagyu burgers, Hawkes Bay lamb, or up-levelled takes on classics such as crispy filo cheese cigars and garlic dusted calamari.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by The Cav (@the_cav_ponsonby)

Sundays are quite the affair at The Cav, with warm hearty roasts served with all the trimmings. Whatever your choice of poison, choose from a selection of beers on tap or from the expertly curated wine list. From pub to party –the big smoke’s most famous watering hole has become even more a-deck-tive, and is ready and waiting for avid sports fans, crew catch ups, or simply to mingle with the regulars propping up the bar.

Keen to get outdoors? You only need half an excuse to pop down for a cheeky bevvy and bite at The Cav, but here’s a whole one and then some in checkin’ out the fresh deck feng shui in all its glory.

Wet the deck’s head at The Cav, 68 College Hill, Freemans Bay. Open daily, 11am-late.


Leave A Comment