Drink This: Harusaki-Sake Cocktail [Recipe]

Yes, this cocktail recipe has zucchini in it! Trust us on this. This drink is inspired by new Melbourne-via-Niigata-Prefecture sake, Toji. The water in their Junmai Daiginjo sake (that’s the best type) comes from melted snow trickling on down from the Asahi mountain range to the Toji brewery. To reflect this […]

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New Bars & Bar News | October 2017

Oh look! Here are the newest bars in Melbourne and the latest thirst-quenching news from across Australia. – The Prov Rooftop Take the stairs right up to the open air at The Provincial Hotel to find The Prov Rooftop (above). We foresee many a sun-dappled summer day spent sipping fizzy “So Fluffy” […]

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Upcoming Events | October 2017

Here are our picks for the top 10 things to do in Melbourne this October… — 1. For Heaven’s Saké In honour of the annual World Saké Day, new Japanese biker bar Bosozoku invites you to taste and learn about six different saké styles. There will be flavour-matched canapes with each […]

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Drink This: Iced Popcorn Frappe Cocktail [Recipe]

Tia Maria recently chose coffee from bespoke roaster Streat to showcase their collection of signature coffee cocktails in Melbourne. The (ridiculously good) Iced Popcorn Frappe recipe below is our take on one of those. The toasty, buttery popcorn, plus the subtle salt hit, pairs easily with earthy, smooth coffee. You’ve probably tried […]

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International Paloma Appreciation Week 2017

Happy International Paloma Appreciation Week (IPAW)! Switch your Margarita for a zesty Paloma this week for a very good reason – to support charity: water which is a non-profit organisation that provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Every bottle of Tromba tequila sold this week will donate […]

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Recipe: HSL Special by Above Board Bar

Above Board is a palate cleanser. Hayden Lambert’s (ex-Bar Americano) under-the-radar bar has quietly been subverting the idea of what a cocktail bar could and should be since it first opened late last year. There’s no neon signs, floss or garish garnishes here. There’s not even a back bar or […]

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New Bars & Bar News | September 2017

Rounding up the newest bars in Melbourne and the latest tipple-related news from across Australia. — Mr West Bar & Bottleshop Mr West (above) doesn’t want to be pigeonholed. He – ie. hospo all-rounders and founders Josh Hodges and Caleb Baker – aims to do all things well, from 24 taps […]

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Where to Taste Dior Inspired Cocktails in Melbourne

In honour of the unveiling of NGV’s lauded ‘The House of Dior’ exhibition, couture cocktails can now be found at Atrium on 35 (Sofitel Melbourne on Collins’ loftily glamourous bar). Their limited time ‘Code of Conduct’ cocktail menu features a quartet of drinks that take after Dior’s own signature design codes. ‘The Line’ […]

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What We’re Drinking Now | Spring 2017 Wine Trends

Other than the requisite #alloftherosé, what types of wine should we be drinking this Spring? “Artisanal”, wines from small producers and natural wines are the go-tos. Big, heavy alcoholic wines are out. Lighter, leaner wines, suited to everyday drinking, are the preferred styles of a new generation of winemaker. By […]

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