New pop-ups, food & cocktail pairing and more parties added to World Class Cocktail Festival line-up

More than 80 Australian bars feature in the festival program as new luxury beverage experiences are announced across the five-day festival. As the highly anticipated World Class Cocktail Festival approaches, more of Australia’s best bars have announced bespoke cocktail experiences, fun collaborations, and one-off parties to the mix. The already impressive, jam-packed line-up has beenContinue reading “New pop-ups, food & cocktail pairing and more parties added to World Class Cocktail Festival line-up”

Gin Loot Mother’s Day Hamper

This Mother’s Day, online alcohol subscription service Gin Loot has created its very own GINerous hamper, perfect for spoiling mum. Designed to take mum on a journey of gin discovery, this hamper includes all she will need to create the ultimate Gin and Tonic whilst also learning the lowdown on all things Gin. Gin LootContinue reading “Gin Loot Mother’s Day Hamper”

World Class Cocktail Festival comes to Sydney

Five days of quality cocktail and food experiences, epic pop-up events and parties are set to excite the city this month. At a moment when we are all looking forward following the events of 2020, Australia is set to be inspired by its own vibrant bar culture with the World Class Cocktail Festival taking placeContinue reading “World Class Cocktail Festival comes to Sydney”

Whisky Loot Rainy Day Recipe – The Penicillin

As the rain hits Sydney, this chilly autumn day, Whisky Loot Sommelier, Joel Hauer, has put together the ultimate whisky warmer recipe, The Penicillin, to help you keep the colder temperatures out and the sniffles at bay. Check out how to make this autumnal cocktail hit below:  The Penicillin Ingredients:45ml Blended Scotch Whisky – Joel recommends PureContinue reading “Whisky Loot Rainy Day Recipe – The Penicillin”

Tanqueray No. TEN draws on European influence for its new martini experience at Icebergs

Try it ‘swirled by hand’ this summer. Tableside service is being taken to a new level at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar as Tanqueray Nº TEN celebrates the martini with an immersive new experience inspired by traditional European techniques. Not shaken, not stirred, the Tanqueray Nº TEN Martini Trolley offers the signature cocktail swirled byContinue reading “Tanqueray No. TEN draws on European influence for its new martini experience at Icebergs”

El Camino Cantina launches Retro Ritas and Hottest 100 Rita Countdown

Chance to win Margaritas for one year.  Tex-Mex rebel El Camino Cantina is taking a trip down memory lane with a Retro Rita series that gives its legendary Margaritas nostalgic, flavoursome twists. Die-hard fans also have the chance to win Margaritas for a year. The limited-edition Retro Rita series is inspired by flavours of iconicContinue reading “El Camino Cantina launches Retro Ritas and Hottest 100 Rita Countdown”

Introducing Cîroc Summer Watermelon

The limited-edition flavour has arrived in Australia.  Luxury vodka brand Cîroc is bringing fun and flair to Australian summer celebrations with the recent release of limited-edition flavour, Cîroc Summer Watermelon, available exclusively at Dan Murphy’s nationwide. Bursting with the taste of fresh watermelon and a touch of sweetness and zest, Cîroc Summer Watermelon will bringContinue reading “Introducing Cîroc Summer Watermelon”

Pomegranate Margarita by Vernon’s Bar in One Penny Red

Talented Mixologist Shivajee (Shiva) Bhandari at Vernon’s Bar in One Penny Red takes us through the steps in making a fabulous Pomegranate Margarita to enjoy over this long, hot summer. Ingredients: 50mls of Tequila Blanco 40mls of Pomegranate juice 20mls of Lime juice 10mls of Crawley’s Grenadine 10mls of Crawley’s Agave Method: Pour all ingredientsContinue reading “Pomegranate Margarita by Vernon’s Bar in One Penny Red”

Introducing Don Julio ‘Margaloma’ slushies at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

New half Margarita–half Paloma slushies launch at new Mexican paradise. This summer, Don Julio Tequila and Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel are transforming Sydney’s most popular waterside spot into a Mexican paradise, with the launch of Don Julio Sunset Slushies. From now until 1 January, the pop-up cocktail cantina is serving up specially created Don JulioContinue reading “Introducing Don Julio ‘Margaloma’ slushies at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel”

Cocktail: Pandan Potion by Lotus Double Bay

This week, following on from The Bay signature cocktail, Matt Stewart, who oversees the impressive cocktail program at Lotus Double Bay, shares their delicious and vibrant Pandan Potion cocktail recipe with us. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS60ml Tanqueray10ml Pandan Orgeat30ml lemon juice20ml egg whites2 dashes orange bittersIcePandan leaf, to serve METHODAdd the ingredients to a cocktail shaker toContinue reading “Cocktail: Pandan Potion by Lotus Double Bay”

Smirnoff Seltzer and Lime Cordiale present ‘Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard’

It’s the festival you’ve been dreaming of all year – and one of the stages could be your own backyard. Dust off the fairy lights and crack out the esky! This summer’s must-have drink Smirnoff Seltzer and Australia’s hottest duo Lime Cordiale are joining forces to kick-start vacay season and bring the festival feeling to backyardsContinue reading “Smirnoff Seltzer and Lime Cordiale present ‘Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard’”

Fratelli Fresh puts the fizz into the festive season with 25 flavours of Spritzmas, Christmas Day menu and gift hampers unveiled

Fratelli Fresh is adding a spray of festivity to the classic Italian spritz, unveiling 25 flavours of Spritzmas from Wednesday, 2 December to launch the Christmas countdown. Fratelli Fresh at Crows Nest, Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Manly, Miranda and Westfield Sydney will offer 25 refreshingly fizzy flavours by the glass ($14) or cocktail jug ($29)Continue reading “Fratelli Fresh puts the fizz into the festive season with 25 flavours of Spritzmas, Christmas Day menu and gift hampers unveiled”

Cocktail: The Bay by Lotus Double Bay

This week, Matt Stewart, who oversees the impressive cocktail program at Lotus Double Bay, shares their signature cocktail recipe with us. Try Matt’s generous twist on the mojito – The Bay. Enjoy! The Bay INGREDIENTS:45ml Havana Club 3yo15ml Aperol90ml watermelon coconut water20ml rice syrup30ml fresh lime juiceIceWatermelon and seasonal flowers, to serve METHOD:Build over ice inContinue reading “Cocktail: The Bay by Lotus Double Bay”

Fancy a spritz? Baby Pizza opens up for daily aperitivo

Yeah baby, yeah! With Melbourne allowed to reopen for indoor and outdoor dining, Baby Pizza is thrilled to welcome back guests for good times and is celebrating with the return of its ever-popular Aperitivo, serving up endless $6.50 Aperol spritz, beer and rosé daily. Back for its third season, make your dreams of a tripContinue reading “Fancy a spritz? Baby Pizza opens up for daily aperitivo”

Good Spirits – an online store dedicated to the craft of bottled cocktails and Australian spirits, launching 10th November

The best of Australia’s spirits and cocktails, enjoyed at home. From the creators of the Melbourne Cocktail Festival comes Good Spirits – an online bottled cocktail and Australian spirits store, stocking Australia’s best cocktails and launching nationally on 10th November. Good Spirits will provide access for a national audience to some of Australia’s finest cocktail barsContinue reading “Good Spirits – an online store dedicated to the craft of bottled cocktails and Australian spirits, launching 10th November”

Gelatissimo × Milky Lane Pine Lime Splice Cocktail

Combining the zesty retro refreshment of Gelatissimo’s Pine Lime Sorbet with the heady excess of a Milky Lane creation – meet summer’s new must-try cocktail. Gelatissimo is reimagining the flavour of summer thanks to their latest collaboration with Milky Lane – the burger bar famed for their over-the-top desserts, amazing cocktails and love of hip hop. ForContinue reading “Gelatissimo × Milky Lane Pine Lime Splice Cocktail”

You’re in good company with The Everleigh Bottling Co.’s spritzed cocktails

Award-winning hospitality group Made in the Shade will unveil and launch their latest range of The Everleigh Bottling Co. cocktails this spring: Spritzed Cocktails. The Everleigh Bottling Co. has solidified its position of influence and reputation for quality within the premium beverage marketplace. The Everleigh Bottling Co., concepted in 2015, was the first of itsContinue reading “You’re in good company with The Everleigh Bottling Co.’s spritzed cocktails”

Chin Chin Sydney and Archie Rose team up for gin’spired Weekend Yum Cha

Raise a glass of gin and say cheers – Archie Rose is partnering with Chin Chin Sydney for the ultimate gin’spired Weekend Yum Cha collaboration, serving up limited-edition Archie Rose cocktails and a drool-worthy new menu you will love to devour. Kicking off from Friday, 2 October, Chin Chin are plating up the yummiest of yumContinue reading “Chin Chin Sydney and Archie Rose team up for gin’spired Weekend Yum Cha”

The Bavarian brings a taste of Oktoberfest to Sydney

Seven traditional biers on tap, traditional set menu and Oktoberfest schnitzel The Bavarian on York Street in Sydney’s CBD is re-opening on Tuesday, 6 October, ready to quench a thirst for Oktoberfest biers and appetites for traditional dishes. While Oktoberfest 2020 may have been toned down in Munich, and international travel plans quashed, the häusContinue reading “The Bavarian brings a taste of Oktoberfest to Sydney”

The Everleigh Bottling Co. releases Melbourne Mixtape Vol. 2

As part of their #TogetherinSpirits campaign, keeping the Melbourne industry, and Australia united during our time of isolation, The Everleigh Bottling Co. has just released Melbourne Mixtape Vol. 2, with additional bars added to the mix pack of cocktails from Melbourne’s best bars. Following the sellout of Melbourne’s Mixtape Vol 1, Bar Margaux has joined theContinue reading “The Everleigh Bottling Co. releases Melbourne Mixtape Vol. 2”

Enjoy a flutter and fizz with Rockpool Dining Group for Melbourne Cup

Rockpool Dining Group’s flagship restaurants and bars at The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Manly will be open for Melbourne Cup, with seated events, live screenings of the race, and set menus available for those who fancy a flutter and some fizz. Each spacious venue is Covid-Safe, with multiple spaces to host guests, and bookings ofContinue reading “Enjoy a flutter and fizz with Rockpool Dining Group for Melbourne Cup”

Announcing the launch of “Maybe Aria” – a collaboration between Aria and Maybe Sammy

Aria, Sydney’s preeminent harbourside dining destination, is pleased to announce the launch of “Maybe Aria” – a collaboration with award-winning cocktail bar Maybe Sammy – bringing some fun back to the city. Every Wednesday in October, Aria are inviting the team from Maybe Sammy behind the bar to serve up a selection of bespoke cocktails for fourContinue reading “Announcing the launch of “Maybe Aria” – a collaboration between Aria and Maybe Sammy”

UP IN SMOKE – Negroni Week extended across Ovolo Hotels

At Ovolo, it is believed the trinity of Campari, gin, and vermouth is best celebrated smoky. From Monday, 14 September until Sunday, 20 September, worlds and cultures will collide in celebration of Negroni Week as Ovolo Hotels goes ‘Up in Smoke’. And, as the week celebrating the Negroni comes to an end, Ovolo are extendingContinue reading “UP IN SMOKE – Negroni Week extended across Ovolo Hotels”

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE launches world-first double serve BOMBAY & TONIC

The quintessential Australian barbeque, entertaining at home, days at the beach and getting ready to go out are all things best done in the company of friends, and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has now made these occasions even more special with the release of BOMBAY & TONIC 10%, the first ever double serve pre-mixed gin. The perfectContinue reading “BOMBAY SAPPHIRE launches world-first double serve BOMBAY & TONIC”

Enjoy a Spring Fling at Fratelli Fresh with new seasonal dishes and fruit-filled punch bowl cocktails to share

So, maybe you haven’t been able to jaunt off to Italy for a spring fling, but you can still enjoy a little Italian primavera closer to home with new seasonal menu additions and refreshing punch bowl cocktails at Fratelli Fresh. The Spring Fling selection is available on the à la carte menu at Fratelli FreshContinue reading “Enjoy a Spring Fling at Fratelli Fresh with new seasonal dishes and fruit-filled punch bowl cocktails to share”

The Wood Roaster × BRIX ‘Wood & Brix’ Cocktail Recipe

The Wood Roaster team have come up with a completely new cocktail for people to make at home … one that combines some favourite ingredients – coffee and rum – and supports local Aussie businesses The cocktail is a collaborative effort between Sydney locals, The Wood Roaster and BRIX, and uses 100% Aussie-made products (#supportlocal). The Wood RoasterContinue reading “The Wood Roaster × BRIX ‘Wood & Brix’ Cocktail Recipe”