Celebrate Jacaranda season with purple cocktails and food!

Check out these six places around Ipswich where you can get into the Jacaranda season spirit with purple food and drink!
18 Oct 2019
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 food, check out the best places to view the flowers, and read about the best ways to see the blooms around Ipswich.

Bakehouse Steakhouse

Jacaranda fizz

Bakehouse Steakhouse has a purple ink gin behind the bar and have come up with an exclusive Jacaranda fizz cocktail! 

In it is cointreau, curacao bleu, grenadine, cranberry, lemon and soda and the result is a sweet fizz with undertones of citrus, perfect for summer!

Ungermann Brothers

Lavender milkshake

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



At Dovetails check out their special Jacaranda inspired dish: red wine linguine pasta with ghee, minced garlic roasted pine nuts and basil served with shaved or grated parmesan cheese or crumbled feta!  

You can also get a purple Inked Gin cocktail to wash it down with!

Try these delights from October 25 to 27 inclusive.


Purple rain cocktail share jug

At the Pumpyard celebrate Jacaranda season with a purple rain cocktail share jug.  It’s based on vodka, blue curacao, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and chambord, a squeeze of lime and blueberries.   Try this cocktail from October 25 to 27 inclusive.

If you’re more of a beer drinking grab one of the award winning 4 Hearts Brewing Kickback Red IPA!

The Cottage


Head down to The Cottage Restaurant and grab a purple macaron which is served with their delicious high tea.  Take a walk around the side of the restaurant and check out the purple lavender with a glass of red wine!

lavender and red wine

Little Mode Cupcakery

Lavender cupcake

Pop into Little Mode Cupcakery for a lavender cupcake.  We promise you won’t be able to leave with just one!

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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