- Pop-Up: The Balvenie Craft Bar
Fromager, glass-blower, jewellery maker. It may not have quite the same ring to it as ‘butcher, baker, candlestick-maker’ but there’s poetry in celebrating these crafts and the artisans behind them nonetheless. The Balvenie whisky company professes an affinity for handcrafted things (aside from their own single malt scotch) and has set up a pop-up Craft… Read on
- Now Open: Mr Miyagi
Mr. Miyagi is your new sensei. Except this version prefers chopstick to karate chops and booze to black belts. The new Japanese inspired (“we’re not trying to be authentic”) bar and restaurant is part of the new food influx happening in the oft-overlooked Windsor end of Chapel Street. Mr. M is a pop-culture infused, tongue-in-cheek… Read on
- Limoncello Frizz: The Meatball and Wine Bar
The Meatball and Wine Bar recently celebrated its first birthday. For a year the bar has been the place to settle into a cosy stool and sip an Aperol Spritz alongside a serve of spherical-comfort-food-turned-chic-late-night-bites. They’ve since added a sister bar in Richmond and are soon to offer tasty items like spiced rubs, pickled green… Read on
- Lily’s in a Pickle
You may have heard of or experienced – a Boilermaker; a shot with beer chaser. Lily Black’s has now warped this party-starting idea by introducing a ‘Picklemaker’ menu. The concept was partially sparked by a drink dubbed the ‘Pickleback’, a Brooklyn-based trend of whiskey (typically Jameson’s) and pickle brine chaser that has caught on here… Read on
- Diary: Cherry Blossoms & Dreams of Tokyo in Springtime
Champagne & cherry syrup garnished with Spring cherry blossoms at Sake In Japan the arrival of blossoms on cherry – or “sakura” – trees is a much anticipated event. It’s a national time of celebration as buds unfurl like delicate little orbs of pink tissue paper to dress bare twigs. Sake are bringing a little… Read on
- Diary: Iron Bartender VII
Iron Bartender is a long running challenge at Lily Black‘s where two guest bartenders are set against one other to mix up a winning concoction with weird and wonderful surprise ingredients. They describe the event as essentially ”a drunken version of ‘Iron Chef’”. This month, in a vague ode to the Ashes, Britain’s Gareth Edser bar… Read on
- Cocktail (Ring) Hour: Metal Couture
This medieval-looking cocktail ring is handmade by the genius William Llewellyn Griffiths for his Metal Couture jewellery label. It’s a solid 18ct yellow gold and blackened sterling silver setting with black diamonds and that feature green tourmaline stone. Got $5,500 plus change? Then I’d recommend you wear this while drinking something suitably green and absinthe-y.
- Cocktail (Ring) Hour: Samantha Wills
The sky blue stone in this ‘Bohemian Bardot’ ring by Samantha Wills makes me yearn for the return of skies of a similar colour. It’s not too long until we Melburnians will be enjoying weather that calls for sipping - multiple – bellinis under the sun’s warming rays (there’s even a peach version of this… Read on
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- WIN the 2014 Campari Calendar
Actress Uma Thurman follows in the footsteps of fellow screen sirens such as Penelope Cruz, Milla Jovovich and Salma Hayek to star in 2014′s iconic Campari calendar. Next year’s calendar in inspired by global celebrations with Uma and photographer Koto Balofo (who has shot for the likes of Burberry, Hermes and Vogue) recreating and celebrating festivities around… Read on
- WIN your way into a private party at Captain Baxter
To celebrate the start of this wonderful city’s Summer social season DrinkMelbourne is hosting a party at St Kilda bar Captain Baxter. I can’t promise sunshine (come on Melbourne, do play nice) but I can promise delicious Jameson Whiskey and Havana Club Rum cocktails and a glass or two of Gentle Annie‘s sparkling Prosecco. Drinkables… Read on
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