Drink Me | After Sun Cocktail

Struck down with Covid (again) recently, the kind folks at Garden Street Gin Club sent me their April 2024 box filled with goodies including a gin by North Queensland distillery Tans Lines and some tasty dried mango. Inspired to make a curative style of cocktail, I settled on that modern […]

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Petrichor: a Nostalgic Cocktail by Bar Clara

Opening doors in early 2019, Bar Clara is now blowing out the candles in celebration of its fifth birthday. Or rather, the bar team is firing up their blowtorches to caramelise the meringue clouds that perch atop the popular Banoffee-pie-inspired cocktail that has been the only drink to remain on […]

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It a gin? Is it a Tequila?

Actually, it’s Patient Wolf Distilling Co.’s new Agave Gin! Dubbed Blanco Wolf this drop is essentially gin botanicals on an organic blue weber agave syrup spirit base which gives herbaceousness sans Tequila and mezcal’s typical earthy smokiness. Why agave gin? “Why not,” says Patient Wolf co-founder and distiller Dave Irwin. […]

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Sunday Sessions get Festive (and Four Pillars-fueled)

Move over brandy and eggnog. Christmas gin is stealing your December crown. And Victoria by Farmer’s Daughters is happy to be an accomplice; inviting Four Pillars (and their Chrissy pudding-infused gin) over to their place to shake their gin-gle bells. Their collaborative Festive Sunday Sessions begin this weekend and run […]

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A Weekend of Green Apple & Rhubarb Gin at Four Pillars

Four Pillars unleashed their fifth Distiller’s Series collab – Green Apple and Rhubarb gin – earlier this week. So they’re toasting the gin’s arrival with a weekend-long, Autumnal celebration. Follow golden-turning leaves into the hills of Healesville to their distillery this Saturday or Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. There, in […]

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WIN | A Starward Whisky Supper for 2 at Fable worth $320

Fable has kindly offered a starry, starry night to one DrinkMelbourne reader (and their best whisky-loving friend)! This will be a matched whisky supper with an unmatched view as Fable Melbourne collaborates with Australia’s most awarded whisky distillery Starward for a three-course supper. The Fable x Starward Supper offers lovers […]

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Drinks Diary | August/September 2022

Upcoming craft spirits and cocktail events in Melbourne and across Victoria that are worth your time… The Mini Aussie Rum Fest Thursday 18th August Rum Day cometh. And soon follows this miniature local celebration of rum at The Catfish. Taste cane spirits from Queensland, NSW, the Dandenongs and the Mornington […]

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