Upcoming Events: November 2015

Juniperlooza

Presenting DrinkMelbourne’s top 10 events in Melbourne this month. — 1. Yaaas. On a swish yacht is the way to contend with Melbourne Cup Day. Lounge in the Hecker Guthrie designed interior of the luxury M.V. Pearl as Bright Young Things serves up their amazing bites, acoustic music and plenty […]

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Overhaul at Eau de Vie

Excuse me waiter, there’s a frozen riverstone in my drink?! For the first time ever the cocktail lists at the Sydney and Melbourne incarnations of adventurous cocktail bar Eau De Vie are aligned after a rare overhaul of the menu. Never fear: the famed Espresso Zabione remains. Drinks were honed […]

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Get Lost in London (at this new Melbourne pop-up bar)

Cocktails at Bar Schweppes pop-up Melbourne

Shhh (or should that be Schhh?). Melbourne’s newest bar has a secret CBD location. Bar Schweppes is a cocktail only pop-up bar, this time around showcasing a taste of London’s bar scene. Rockstar caterers Tommy Collins are dishing out British fare and drinks inspired by UK trends while surrounded by Union […]

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The Rum Diary gets Spicy

The Rum Diary Spiced Rum

The Rum Diary has been crafting their own spiced rum from day one. Customers’ requests to take some home soon lead to a doubling, then quadrupling in production. For this, the bar’s owner Hamish Goonetilleke would like to thank an unlikely source; “Sailor Jerry’s done an awesome job for us […]

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The Best Rosé in Melbourne – Found!

I fell in love last week. She was a redhead. We first met at Waterslide bar. Our matchmaker was venue manager Tim Wastell. They say Rockford‘s 2015 Alicante Bouchet from the Barossa Valley tastes of cherries, but to my (rather uneducated) palette it’s more like old-fashioned strawberries and cream lollies from the […]

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New Bars: September 2015

Here’s my pick of the new Melbourne drinking establishments to hunt out soon & some new drinkables. — Alby Tomassi (Feast of Merit) and chef Paul Wilson’s Lady Carolina isn’t just about Latin American eats. There’s a focus on pisco (if you’re lucky served in a rather cool cocoa pod) […]

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