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Le Fizz

Le Fizz cocktail by Grey Goose vodka

In my humble opinion it’s a faux pas to invite guests for “cocktails and canapés” and then to only serve champagne. Surely a cocktail hour denotes actual cocktails! For those who don’t believe that the sophisticated appeal of sparkling on arrival can be surpassed, I was recently introduced to the

An Espresso Martini with Buzz

Espresso Honey Martini by Market Lane Bar

International Coffee Day this week calls for something a little more luxe than a standard espresso martini. Enter Yannis and Chris at Market Lane Bar who have created a coffee “martini” with twice the buzz of Dick Bradsell’s “wake me up and fuck me up” original courtesy the essential dose

The DrinkMelbourne Guide to Bendigo

The Rhubarb Sour at Masons of Bendigo

As the second largest hub in the goldfields, Bendigo as a destination is often relegated to being a home base from which to explore the vineyards and cellardoors of the nearby Heathcote wine region. But as I recently discovered there’s a burgeoning bar scene to keep you occupied in town

Upcoming Event | Cocktail Degustation Series at Fall From Grace

Candyfloss Carousel (before) - vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice, candy floss

Once upon a time… Fall from Grace ran away to the circus. To launch their new series of cocktail degustations the underground bar presented a Circus themed one-night-only menu in theatrical fashion. Cocktails inspired by trapeze artists, human cannonballs, jugglers, carousel rides and the ubiquitous ringleader were matched with a dinner smattered

Now Open | Polépolé | Melbourne CBD

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Polépolé is a new Melbourne city bar which marches to the beat of an African drum. Founders Jeanelle and Dean Mariani have taken the space – formerly home to Tony Starr’s Kitten Club – on a warm, earthy trip through the likes of Kenya, Ethiopia and Mauritius, inspired by the

Upcoming Event | Yarrabank & Matcho Suba ‘Blend’

Blend by Yarrabank and Matcho Suba at MSFW

Champagne is synonymous with fashion week darlinks! But usually what the in-crowd sips is an afterthought. At ‘Blend’ this Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, wine is the muse of the show. Six of Yering Station’s Yarrabank Wines have inspired outfits by fashion designer Matcho Suba (either pulled from his archives or

The Prince & The Cheesemonger

Harper & Blohm Cheese Shop & Prince Wine & Spirits

I believe that if you have a few bottles of really good champagne and a decent wheel of cheese there’s not much else you need to throw a memorable party. Just add friends and/or interesting strangers. In ode to a new Spring and the smorgasbord of soirées and occasions it brings

Espresso Martinis in Melbourne

Espresso Martini at St Ali

In case you missed it, I recently found 14 interesting/unique/just plain good espresso martinis for The Urban List. I wouldn’t call it definitive guide but it’s a darn good place to start for coffee vodka addicts. Read on to find out where to get the very best find of caffeine fix…

Maltese Mulled Wine | Market Lane Bar

Maltese Mulled Wine at Market Lane Bar

The never-ending hunt for purveyors of mulled wine in Melbourne continues. After experimenting with recipes from as far flung places as Norway, Market Lane Bar settled on a version inspired by the island archipelago of Malta to serve throughout the final month of Winter. “I’m from Malta where it’s traditional to

Now Open | La Condesa Cantina |Fitzroy

La Condesa Fitzroy Bar

Tacos are apparently the hero here but I know you’re all hanging out for other ‘T’ word: tequila. New Fitzroy bar La Condesa “takes its name from the suburb of Condesa in Mexico City. [It's] very artsy, very bohemian and we just wanted to bring a little of that to Fitzroy”