Upcoming Events | September 2018

Flinging ourselves into Spring with the 10 best cocktail culture and craft spirits happenings around town… 1. Gin Infused High Tea Of course we have room for another grown up high tea in our lives! The Cliveden is celebrating their first birthday with dainty gin-infused treats; from Negroni jam on […]

Continue Reading

Drink Me | Emperor Snapper [Recipe]

  Four Pillars Distillery‘s cross country ‘Red Snapper Brunch Tour’ comes to Melbourne via Cumulus Inc. this weekend only! FP’s Director of Drinks James Irvine will showcase a quartet of inventive Red Snappers – basically gin Bloody Marys – including a warm one that is *super* limited edition with only […]

Continue Reading

New Bars & Bar News | August

It may be the dark days of winter but Melbourne’s bar scene isn’t slowing down. Here are some new haunts in which to hibernate… Little Lon Distilling Co The only distillery currently based in the Melbourne CBD. They’re making genever and gin inspired by the notorious historical characters of Melbourne’s […]

Continue Reading

Upcoming Events | August 2018

What deliciousness will we get into this month? Read on for our top 10 upcoming events… — 1. The Melbourne Manhattan While New York’s Museum of Modern Art exhibition is on at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has been hosting a mini-fest/feast of Mel&NYC […]

Continue Reading

New Bars & Bar News | July 2018

Tried all the new bars in town yet? Here’s your hit list for July. Heroes Smoke from the grill only adds to the ‘den of inequity’ vibe at this new multi-level bar strung with Chinese New Year paraphernalia and papered with old music posters. Go up to reach the all-important […]

Continue Reading

Upcoming Events | July 2018

Here are the top 10 drinkable things to do around Melbourne this July…  — Mont Plonk Melbourne Public’s terrace has transformed into Mont Plonk (pictured above) for the winter. The cosy pop-up bar is an apres ski experience complete with open fires, mulled wine, spiked hot chocolate, shot-skis, vodka luge […]

Continue Reading

Drink Me | Truffled Martini by Stokebar [Recipe]

Truffle season has arrived (go see our homegirl, The Prosecco Queen, at the Truffle Melbourne Festival this weekend where her Van di Vino will be slinging Truffled Spritzes and Truffled Bloody Marys). Some people “get” the fuss over truffles. Some don’t. As avowed professional gluttons we’re in the former camp. And so […]

Continue Reading

Drink Me | Hot Buttered Winter Gin [Recipe]

This weekend is for roaring fires, huddling in blankets and – with the welcome return of World Gin Day tomorrow – hot gin cocktails. Bass & Flinders Distillery have just released their seasonally spiced Winter Gin, spiked with apple brandy, and have kindly shared with us the secret to their Hot Buttered […]

Continue Reading

Bar News | June 2018

We’ve got fancy gins, award-winning bars and boozy recipe books to add to your collection this month… The Noble Bootleggers Distilling Co (out of The Noble Experiment bar) now have an online store from which you can purchase their experimental gins and aged bottled cocktails. The Cliveden has released its […]

Continue Reading