DrinkMelbourne’s Festive Spirit(s) Gift Guide | 2020

What does the festive season taste like in Australia? Because of our wonkus southern hemisphere position, it’s a counterintuitive juxtaposition of spices intended to warm us through the darkest of winters and ripe summer fruits like pomegranate and cherries. It’s white wine in the sun and too many chocolates for […]

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Drink Me – Brunchtime Fizz [Recipe]

Despite the naturally intense candied blush of this cocktail, it’s a rather grown up prospect. It’s deceptively dry – due to a good whack of rhubarb – with a complex fragrance (hello there, polarising liquorice and pleasing vanilla). To make this celebratory aperitif, look for an anise-forward gin to add […]

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Drink Me | Guvvos Fancy G&T [Recipe]

An escape to the seaside is something most of us can only dream of right now. Instead, get creative at home with this elevated gin and tonic that’s akin to a refreshing wave splashing you right in the face. No complicated techniques or equipment required for this one. Rather, this […]

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How to Quarantini at Home

Update #4 / October 2020 There’s a (cherry spiced) rum party happening this month in Melbourne – you should come along…virtually! Update #3 / August 3, 2020 Below are even more good things to taste, try, watch, shop & do at home in stage 4. 1. Book in to enjoy […]

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The Aussie Spirit Auction 2020

Since the ingredients Australian craft distillers use in making their spirits are intrinsically connected to the land, so many of their flavours are inspired by the bush and around 90% of them are based in regional areas, it makes sense for the local spirits community to do something tangible to […]

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Eat Me | Never Never Fancy Ham [Recipe]

Never Never’s Fancy Fruit Cup combines their beloved Triple Juniper Gin with Marionette’s barrel-aged Orange Curaçao, secret spices and a splash of Earl Grey to create a local fruit cup intended for sipping in your backyard during an Australian summer. So it’s a bit like our very own Pimm’s. But […]

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