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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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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Here’s Om Nom’s Sweet As New Cocktail Menu

Melbourne dessert bar Om Nom Kitchen‘s bar manager Chris McDonald has collaborated with drinks maestro Grant Collins to create their latest seasonal cocktail menu. The list is inspired by fun times with friends, the latest in cocktailing technology (porthole infusers! vapourisers! chilly sticks!) and taking the concept of bathtub gin to […]

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