Get the recipe for Aria's festival-inspired cocktail, Paredes

Cacao butter-infused Aberfeldy 12 is the hero of this drink from Aria.


It's not often you find a cocktail named for a music festival, but here we are.

Named for the annual Portugese music festival, Paredes de Coura, which takes place each August, this Paredes cocktail at Aria Restaurant in Sydney combines cacao butter-infused Aberfeldy whisky, oat milk, sweet pedro ximenez sherry and vanilla for a luscious, richly flavoured whisky cocktail.

The Parendes cocktail at iconic Sydney restaurant, Aria. Photo: Boothby
The Paredes cocktail at iconic Sydney restaurant, Aria. Photo: Boothby



  • 50ml cacao butter-infused Aberfeldy 12
  • 10ml PX sherry
  • 50ml oat milk
  • 20ml honey & orange blossom syrup
  • 3 drops of vanilla oil


  1. Combine all ingredients except the oil in a saucepan and heat.
  2. Pour into a ceramic cup. Garnish with vanilla oil drops.

Where to find it?

You can taste the Paredes cocktail for yourself at Aria, 1 Macquarie Street Sydney, and follow them on Instagram at @ariarestaurant.

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