Celebrate Jacaranda season with themed food and drinks!

Check out these places around Ipswich where you can get into the spirit of Jacaranda season with purple food and drink!
04 Oct 2023
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

As the Jacarandas bloom from October to November there’s plenty of ways to get into the spirit.

Celebrate Jacaranda season with delicious purple cocktails and themed events and check out the best places to view the flowers.

Jacaranda gin


Purple flowers popping means Imbibis Craft Distillery is busy distilling their seasonal Jacaranda Gin.  The gin has citrus and floral notes and changes colour when tonic is added.  You can pick up a bottle at the Goodna Jacaranda Festival or at the distillery.

Purple cocktails at Woodlands of Marburg

Purple cocktails available at Sugarmill Restaurant for October

The Sugarmill Restaurant, located at Woodlands of Marburg are celebrating Jacaranda season with two new cocktails, Purple Lady and French Tonic.  Get your hands on one throughout October, as you sip you can look out at the blooms!

High tea amongst the Jacarandas

Purple themed cocktail available at high tea in October at Woodlands of Marburg

You can take part in a Jacaranda themed high tea at Woodlands of Marburg set amongst the Jacarandas, on Sunday October 22.  Indulge in an assortment of treats and a special purple themed cocktail!  Book here.

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Jacaranda Bloom cocktail

The Jacaranda Bloom at The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail have come up with The Jacaranda Bloom to celebrate Ipswich’s purple haze.  Available for the month of October!

Lavender milkshakes

Lavender milkshake

Grab a scoop of Ungermann Brothers’ signature lavender and honeycomb ice cream, or get them to whip you up one of their milkshake creations.  The Lavender milkshake is a sweet fragrant heaven.

Southside cocktail at The Cottage

Cheers to a great night at The Cottage Restaurant

A gorgeous purple cocktail is available at The Cottage Restaurant year round.  The southside is made on a special gin that turns purple with lemon juice, mint and syrup.

Floral-themed high tea

Tranquil Tea House high tea

You can enjoy a floral-themed high tea at Watercress Creek Olives and Limes while the flowers are in bloom on Fridays and Saturdays.  The high tea by Tranquil Tea House come served in floral tea pots and includes special rose or hibiscus teas.  On the grounds there are a few Jacarandas to admire also.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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