Blood Red Snapper at The Waiting Room Deeply savoury with a welcome bite, this take on a classic Bloody Mary will leave you feeling revived in a snap. One for lovers of borscht and gin rather than vodka. Local Gin, Beetroot, Capsicum, Celery, Tomato, Lemon & Spice
The Poles and the Russians may still debate the origins of vodka (though the first written excerpt about the liquor is Polish) but the Swedes are making the latest strides with the introduction of Elyx by Absolut. Launching first on our shores in Melbourne last week at the sublime Albert […]
Don’t be fooled by the rather “weathered” street level entrance. Once you alight from the elevator, what a pleasure it is sip a passionfruit-scented cocktail upon the airy, white-washed rooftop of Mon Bijou. Officially launching as a special events space this week; the lower level is more akin to Mon […]
Shakers are out and spritzing is in, if the concoctions created for the Winter round of the World Class Cocktail competition are any indication of what’s en vogue behind Australian bars. The aforementioned spritz – from an atomiser or old-school perfume bottle – was seen used in several cocktails, either to coat […]
As one who believes guacamole was invented by benevolent gods, I’ve been keenly awaiting the opening of Senoritas. I first heard of the Ricardo Amare’s concept of opening a taqueria and mezcaleria – something of a ladies’ parlour – when he ran his temporary gallery boutique in Armadale. Now as […]
The Carlton Hotel officially celebrated the launch of their newest room, Hasti Bala, with a raucous soiree. The dresscode was “a touch of the jungle” however as you can see by the photos below guests ended up more like they had been “bitch-slapped by the jungle”. Pebbles and Bam-Bam look-a-likes […]
You know how they match beer and cheese, or food and wine, even tea and chocolate? Well, ‘Drink This + Dress in That’ combines a love of being a barfly with love for a new sartorial find. I’ll be pairing a fabulous cocktail from a local bar with a fashion […]
‘Sip’ is where DrinkMelbourne showcases our absolute favourite drinks around town. These are the concoctions for which you’d travel to a destination out of your way. More ‘Sip’ posts coming soon!