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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