The Victorian Distillery Guide: Part 1

Plan a road-trip, designate a driver and raise your glasses. Here’s a guide to the best distilleries in Melbourne and regional Victoria that you can visit – this weekend perhaps? – according to Visit Victoria. Part two of the Victorian Distillery Guide is coming soon (stay tuned to DrinkMelbourne on […]

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Drink Me | Bloody Carrots Cocktail [Recipe]

We suspect some of you may be craving a Bloody Mary (or its gin-soused cousin the Red Snapper) today. How about this carrot version for an antioxidant hit? You should know carrot “bacon” is seriously good on its own; sweet, salty, smoky and an unexpected treat for your vegan friends. The […]

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Drink Me | Merry Cherry Cocktail [Recipe]

This cocktail recipe is inspired by seasonal cherries and Xmas! We could pretend we’re trying to up our antioxidant intake via the star ingredient cherry juice…but really we just wanted to recreate something that tastes like festive, liquid cherry pie. ‘Tis the season for gluttony after all! That said, do […]

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Drink Me | Sun Sparkle Sour by Waterside Hotel [Recipe]

Australian summer in a glass. That’s what this Sun Sparkle Sour cocktail tastes like. Developed by Sand Hill Road’s head cocktailer Kevin Peters, the recipe is inspired by memories of every mum’s tropical cheesecake; you know that no-bake version that’s only a pack of Philly cheese, a tin of sticky condensed […]

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Introducing | Here’s Looking at You Kid Spirits

What soundtrack makes vodka taste better? Here’s Looking At You Kid Spirits (HLAYK) is the brand new Melbourne distillery seeking to answer that question. An impromptu enrolment in a gin masterclass, while on a trip to Scotland, was the catalyst for head distiller (and chef/early pioneer of Melbourne’s food truck scene) […]

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Drink Me | Umeshu Spritz Cocktail by Supernormal Canteen [Recipe]

When Andrew McConnell permanently installed his Supernormal Canteen pop-up this winter, St Kilda was treated to a pictorial drinks list, smoky yakitori and a “trophy cabinet” full of rare and unusual sakes. Supernormal’s Head Bartender Michael Calamante explains that, when making cocktails at home to match your Friday night take-away (or Deliveroo-ed […]

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Drink Me | 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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