Recipe: Salted Watermelon Margaritas by Los Vida

The most popular tequila cocktail in the entire world gets a fruity summer twist thanks to new Melbourne Mexican bar Los Vida and their Salted Watermelon Margarita. – Salted Watermelon Margarita 40ml tequila blanco (Los Vida recommends Calle 23) 15ml dry sherry 10ml Aperol 20ml fresh lemon juice seedless watermelon […]

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Now Open: Wine 1160

It’s not hard for Prabir Majumdar, founder of new Armadale wine bar Wine 1160, to play favourites. “If you give me a Shiraz, a nice, earthy one, what Josh [Elias, the bar’s wine list consultant] would call “horseshit”, a smelly Shiraz; I’ll love it. Not a fruity, plummy one though.” […]

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14 New Melbourne Bars: March 2016

14 new drinking dens have opened around Melbourne in the past month. Here are the beer, wine, whiskey and cocktail bars to get to know right now, in no particular order… — 1. Overlook  A classic night out at the theatre gets even better as the Astor Theatre welcomes Overlook for […]

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Upcoming Events: March 2017

Avoid the green beer, there’s a whole lot of (way better) whiskey to be had this St Patrick’s Day. Find out where to celebrate the day and drink, plus a few of our other favourite non-whiskey March events in Melbourne below. — First up on the whisk(e)y train is The […]

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Recipe: No Way Frosé. Yes Way Prosé!

Handpicked Wines have come up with an alternative to 2016’s much-hyped frosé. Their version gives Prosecco its time in the spotlight (or in the blazing Melbourne summer sunshine as it were). It’s *so* easy to recreate at home as a grown up dessert and the drop dead gorgeous garnishes make […]

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Where to Celebrate Pisco Sour Day 2017 in Melbourne

Our Peruvian friends celebrate National Pisco Sour Day annually on the first Saturday of every month. And with the BOM forecasting mid-30s weather tomorrow, we should get in on the bounty of refreshment that this classic tipple offers up as well. The cocktail possesses that holy combination of zingy citrus, […]

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6 New Melbourne Bars: February 2017

All the tasty newness in the local bar scene now. — 1. Wolfe and Molone An early love of the bottled stuff sparked sisters Tanya and Monique to open the very first wine bar in Bentleigh. Buy something pretty to take away or (our preference) sit in with their mac’n’cheese […]

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Upcoming Events: February 2017

Where did January go? Somewhere along with our misguided resolutions I expect. Don’t let February get away from you; here’s our top ten hand-picked things to do in Melbourne this month (in handy dandy date order)… – 1. 1961 Cocktail Party In Rome In what is set to be a […]

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All of the New Wine Bars in Melbourne

ReWine Nothing beats a wine plus a whine after having “a DAY”. So here are the newest Melbourne wine bars in which to seek grapeness. Originally published on The Urban List. — Rooftops are heating up, but for our money 2016 has been the Year of the Wine Bar. You can’t […]

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15 New Melbourne Bars: January 2017

1. Good Heavens Fancy Hank’s BBQ joint has claimed to old Tuscan space atop their restaurant and has newly devoted it to becoming a little slice of Miami in the CBD (pictured above). Level 2, 79 Bourke Street, Melbourne – 2. Pinball Paradise Island Somewhere’s hidden new sister bar is […]

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