Murmur


Murmur

Down a sly Melbourne alley and up some welcoming stairs lies a home for all  geeks, nerds, connoisseurs and aficionados of all things alcoholic and fine; Murmur Bar. Head on up and see why we pride ourselves on being the place you always feel at home that delivers the nights you always look back on with a smile.

Drinks Menu

Here at Murmur we're booze nerds of the highest order. Tequila, Rum, Gin, oh my!
With a revolving menu of rare, boutique beers and spirits, a wine list highlighting some of our favorite hand-picked Victorian  vintages and a fierce pride in constantly striving to make the very best cocktails this town has on offer, we want to be the place you come for those nights you won't forget.

Long

Caramleo Colada $19

Appleton rum, Takamake Bay rum, pineapple juice, lemon juice, caramel syrup, and a dash of bitters. Bascially a pina coloada weith caramel and without cream. Our guilty pleasure.

Bitch Slap $19

Say please and thankyou or you may get more then you bargained for. Orange, lime and orange wedges are muddles with tequila, tuca, peach liqueur and a bird's eye chilli. Served in a tall glass topped with ginger beer. Comes in hot, medium or order something else.

Papa Doble $19

"Always do sober what you say you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." - Ernest Hemingway. Our tribute to a great drinker (apparently he could write too). El Dorado 2 yo, maraschino liqueur, lime, bitters and pink grapefruit juice. Served in a paper bag... Just how papa would have wanted it.

Lemon & Ginger Mojito $19

Appleton rum, limoncello, mint, sugar and ginger beer. IT's a mojito with a difference... and difference should be embraced!

Ginger Girl $19

Gin, canton ginger, lemon juice, sugar, mint, lemongrass and chilli. Topped up with ginger BEER. Yes, it was on the old menu, but apparently we were making it wrong the entire time. We like it better out way.

Italian Job $19

Fresh muddled grapes, vanilla vodka, pear puree, lime and sugar. A little nod of the head to our time at Fifteen in London where we made a few thousand of these.

Short

Sazerac $20

Rye whiskey, H by Hine cognac, sugar and peychaud bitters nestled in an absinthe glass. For drinks that like to taste their booze…

Huey Louis Drambuie $19

Not quite the ‘power of love’; in fact, not a reference to Huey Lewis at all. Jack Daniels, drambuie, cucumber, orange bitters and pineapple juice. Like its creator, gone but not forgotten.

Blueberry Bramble $19

Blueberries, gin, crème de mure, lemon, sugar and crushed ice. Drinks your gin, have a cry, then come back for more.

Honey & Vanilla Caipiroska $19

Honey and vanilla vodkas mixed with lime, honey, vanilla sugar and crushed ice.

Burnt Orange Sour $19

A real crowd pleaser, as well as a staff favourite. Caramelized orange wedges get muddles with your choice of Appleton Rum or Jack Daniels whiskey, caramel syrup, lemon juice and egg white.

Sours $19*

Your choice of amaretto, aperol, cointreau, Chambord, or whiskey (rye, bourbon, scotch, with lemon juice, sugar and egg white… They are classic, we love them and lots of people will get them wrong… we don’t.

*May change if premium product selected

Martini

Mexican Breakfast $19

Had a bad experience with tequila? At Murmur, we say when you fall off the horse, you get back on. Tromba tequila, Cointreau, orange marmalade, cinnamon syrup and lemon juice. A Mexican breakfast is the gentlest of ponies.

Mesha $19

Yes it's sweet. Yes it's fruity. And yes, it comes in martini glass. Vodka, apple schnapps, raspberries, pineapple juice, cinnamon sugar syrup and lime.

Mitch Martini $19

The ultimate fruit martini. Zubrowka bison grass vodka, French apple and peach liqueurs, passionfruit, apple and lemon juices.

18th Century $19

A twist on a 20th century and one of our own creations. Dark rum, dark chocolate liqueur, lemon juice and lillet blanc. Richer than its big sister.

Valarie’s Vacation $19

Vanilla vodka, limoncello lemon juice, caramel and vanilla sugar syrups, and egg white. You may know me as a lemon cheesecake martini, people fly from Sydney just for this drink.

Sarah's Twisted Gimlet $19

Plymouth gin, rose's lime marmalade and lime juice. A zingy, sexy thing and the beginning of our fascination with jams in drinks.

Fausto Lucien $20

Good mezcal, coriander, chilli, lime and agave syrup, named after our recently returned Colombian-Mexican Ricardo's first born male child.

Tiki pirates

$19 for these. For customers who say "just give me something in one of those funky cups!", we present the tiki page. All of the below are fruity, rummy, and perfect for all occasions... and we set the bitches on fire.

Blackbeard

Appleton rum, Chambord, blackberries, vanilla sugar, lime and apple juice.

Redbeard

Appleton rum, grenadine, ginger syrup, lemon, orange and pineapple juice.

Yellowbeard

Appleton rum, vanilla liqueur, lemon and pineapple juice.

Zombie

Appleton rum, El Dorado rum, lemon, lime, orange, passionfruit, pineapple and bitters.

Karken Mai-Tai

Kraken spiced rum, orange Curacao, orgeat and lime.

Something cold

Black Mountain Flower $19

A little bit rock 'n' roll and a little bit disco, this elderflower, rum and Montenegro daiquiri is an easy little sipper for those warm days that packs just enough of a punch to make you forget your troubles.

Matts Aphrodisiac Margarita $19

A Tommy's Margarita with the added bonus of Damiana liqueur, a rare Mexican aphrodisiac that was most likely on the original margarita recipe, but now it's in Matt's.

Elder Maguey $19

Beautiful smoky Mezcal, Elderflower liqueur, lime and cucumber muddled into this tasty little number, rimmed with a little chilli salt to ass some fire to the smoke.

Henley Regatta Pimm's Cocktail $19

Pimm's No.1, a liberal amount of gin, sliced cucumber, mint, apple and whatever else is in the fruit bowl topped with a little ginger beer, a lot of lemonade and served in the biggest glass we can find.

Spicy Ginger Paloma $12

Tromba Tequila, 'Pimento' Ginger and Chilli Tonic, coriander and fresh pink grapefruit, we also do these in the traditional way...

Just ask your happy little bar steward!

Something warm

Rumrum Club $19

Flor de cana 4, licor 43, lemon juice and blackberry liqueur, the Clover Club named theirs after them so we named ours after us...

Apricot and Cinnamon Side Car $19

H by hine cognac, T.M.D.* Apricot brandy, lemon juice, cinnamon sugar and egg white.

*Tamborine mountain distillery is Australia's most internationally awarded distillery with over 200 awards and we think everyone should know.

Maple Old Fashioned $19

Maple syrup, orange bitters and a rye whiskey, bourbon whiskey or scotch whiskey of your choice, stirred or Don Draper (just a quick shake). If you could have anything Don Draper, why wouldn’t you?

*May change if premium product selected.

Old Pal $19

His name's Evan and he sits at the end of the bar; he's bitter, smells of whiskey and we love him. Rye whiskey, campari and russo vermouth.
Martinis or Manhattans $20*

Perfect for winter. Wet, dry, sweet or perfect with your choice of bitters, twists, vermouths, olives, whiskeys, gins or vodkas, we can suggest how we like 'em or you can tell us how you want  'em...

*May change if premium product selected.

Wine

Red

2009 Rams Leap Shiraz $9 / $42

2012 Chain of ponds Pinot Noir $9 / $42

2012 Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon Yarra Valley Vic. $10 / $48

2012 3 drops Cabernet Franc Mount Barker W.A.  $11 / $52

White

2013 Stanrock Sauvignon Blanc, Mal. NZ  $9 / $42

2011 Kelly Brook Chardonnay Yarra Valley VIC.  $9 / $42

2013 Gallagher Reisling Canberra $10 / $48

2013 Jed Pinot Grigio, Mendoza Argentina $11 / $52

Rose

2011 Kelly Brook rose Yarra valley VIC $9 / $42

Sparkling

NV Chevalier Brut, France $9 / $42

Local Beer

KELLY BROTHERS PEAR

VALE IPA

VALE LAGER

VALE DARK LAGER

SOUTHERN BAY HOP BAZOOKA IPA

BILPIN APPLE

NAPOLEON APPLE CIDER

TWO STEP

BOATROCKER SMASH

TWO BIRDS SUNSET ALE 

NAPOLEON AMERICAN PALE ALE 

HAWTHORN PILSNER

BOAT ROCKER HOP BOMB IPA

MORNINGTON BROWN

BOAT ROCKER ALPHA QUEEN 

3 RAVENS STOUT

MOUNTAIN GOAT RARE

SUN LIGHT

MATSOS GINGER BEER

Imported Beer

QUILMES

ANDERSON VALLEY BARNEY FLATS

CORANADO MERMAID RED

CORANADO GOLDEN 

BUDVAR

ASAHI DRY BLACK 

NEGRO MODELLO

FOUNDERS PORTER

PABST BLUE RIBBON

HOFBRAU DUNKEL

BROOKLYN PRE-PROHIBITION  LAGER 

BROOKLYN BROWN 

BROOKLYN EAST INDIA PALE ALE

LOCAL NO 1 (BROOKLYN)

MORNINGTON PALE ALE

SUPER BOCK

PERONI

STEENBRUGEGE TRIPPLE

STEENBRUGEGE WIT

RAVEN BLACK IPA

Food menu

Just underneath the good ship Murmur is the temple of all things tapas, Portello Rosso Jamon Bar. Our dear friends there serve a world class range of delicious Spanish tapas treats and we're proud to offer a selection of their incredible delectables for you to enjoy as the perfect accompaniment, to that delicious cocktail, wine or beer.

Food

Aceitunas - warm marinated olives $8.5

Pan Catalan - Grilled bread rubbed with tomato & spices with confit garlic $10.5

Boquerones - Marinated white anchovies over honeyed goats cheese $8.5 ea

Croquetta of blue cheese and field mushrooms $5.5 ea

Fritter of salted cod and potato with red pepper relish $4.5 ea

Crispy pork belly with almond & garlic puree $6 ea

Sherry caramel glazed chorizo with cherry tomatoes $20

Pulpo de Galicia - Marinated Octopus Galician style over paprika potato $18.5

Patatas Bravas - Paprika dusted potato served with aioli & tomato jam $13.5

Albondigas - Beef & mint meatballs with rich tomato sauce $16.5

Tortilla - House made Spanish frittata with red onion jam $4.5 ea

 

Available from Monday to Saturday from 6pm

Chacuteriea boards

A selection of Spanish & house made cured meats

served with fresh bread & condiments

3 Items $35

5 items $38

7 items $41.5

 

Postres

Tasty Spanish sweet treats

Churros con chocolate – Spanish doughnuts w chocolate dipping sauce $16

Truffle of chocolate, coffee liquer & coconut $4.5ea

Function

Did you know you can hire Murmur Bar out for functions both large and small? We can reserve couches for those smaller groups looking to settle in or you can hire the whole bar for everything from birthdays to wedding receptions. We can even organize djs upon request for your special event and a selection of delicious gourmet treats from our dear friends downstairs at Portello Rosso.


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