Drinks Diary | June/July 2022

Upcoming craft spirits and cocktail events in Melbourne and across Victoria that are worth your time. – The Espresso Martini Party Saturday 18th June Booze meet beans. It might be coming up to World Martini Day but Mr Black Spirits and Industry Beans plan to take over the night instead. […]

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Drinks Diary | February/March 2022

After the past two years, I needed a G&T and a (lengthy) lie down. But now, DrinkMelbourne’s back for 2022. Here are the local craft spirits and cocktail events that I think are worth your time. I Hart Rum Sunday 20th February 2022, 12-3pm & 3.30-6.30pm Distillers from across Australia […]

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Drink Me | Piknic Spritz [Recipe]

Pink Gin Picnic Spritz

Even though we’re dodging rain showers in Melbourne, I predict it will be a picnic season like no other! I celebrated my first group outing since the before-times this past weekend with a pink gin spritz designed for picnicking. It’s as easy as pie to make with crowd-pleasing flavours of […]

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The 7 Most Notable New Bars in Melbourne: Winter 2021

Currently craving spiked hot chocolates, crackling fireplaces, toddies; basically anything to warm the cockles of my cold, black heart. Here are 7 hot new Melbourne bars that are worth your time this winter… Valhalla | Basement, 477 Collins Street, Melbourne According to Norse mythology, experiencing Valhalla was the reward for […]

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Drink Me | Hope & Sesame Cocktail [Recipe]

Celebrate World Chartreuse Day today with this seductive cocktail recipe by Melbourne’s Chef David. This drink is named after one of China’s best cocktail and jazz bars – the Hope & Sesame speakeasy in Guangzhou. It’s a stripped-back adaption of their Spicy Not Spicy rum sour cocktail. The chilli and […]

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Drink Me | Cottage Garden Gimlet [Recipe]

This Mother’s Day-inspired cocktail tastes like a bouquet of flowers in liquid form! Treat your mum or your nanna with this pretty, pastel-pink drink sometime soon. This recipe makes a hero of Little Lon Distilling Co’s limited edition Maud’s gin liqueur. Though their mauve concoction is a liqueur, it’s balanced […]

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