Drink Me | Sun Sparkle Sour by Waterside Hotel [Recipe]

Australian summer in a glass. That’s what this Sun Sparkle Sour cocktail tastes like. Developed by Sand Hill Road’s head cocktailer Kevin Peters, the recipe is inspired by memories of every mum’s tropical cheesecake; you know that no-bake version that’s only a pack of Philly cheese, a tin of sticky condensed […]

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Introducing | Here’s Looking at You Kid Spirits

What soundtrack makes vodka taste better? Here’s Looking At You Kid Spirits (HLAYK) is the brand new Melbourne distillery seeking to answer that question. An impromptu enrolment in a gin masterclass, while on a trip to Scotland, was the catalyst for head distiller (and chef/early pioneer of Melbourne’s food truck scene) […]

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Drink Me | Umeshu Spritz Cocktail by Supernormal Canteen [Recipe]

When Andrew McConnell permanently installed his Supernormal Canteen pop-up this winter, St Kilda was treated to a pictorial drinks list, smoky yakitori and a “trophy cabinet” full of rare and unusual sakes. Supernormal’s Head Bartender Michael Calamante explains that, when making cocktails at home to match your Friday night take-away (or Deliveroo-ed […]

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Drink Me | Harusaki-Sake Cocktail [Recipe]

Yes, this cocktail recipe has zucchini in it! Trust us on this. This drink is inspired by new Melbourne-via-Niigata-Prefecture sake, Toji. The water in their Junmai Daiginjo sake (that’s the best type) comes from melted snow trickling on down from the Asahi mountain range to the Toji brewery. To reflect this […]

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Drink Me | Iced Popcorn Frappe Cocktail [Recipe]

Tia Maria recently chose coffee from bespoke roaster Streat to showcase their collection of signature coffee cocktails in Melbourne. The (ridiculously good) Iced Popcorn Frappe recipe below is our take on one of those. The toasty, buttery popcorn, plus the subtle salt hit, pairs easily with earthy, smooth coffee. You’ve probably tried […]

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Where to Taste Dior Inspired Cocktails in Melbourne

In honour of the unveiling of NGV’s lauded ‘The House of Dior’ exhibition, couture cocktails can now be found at Atrium on 35 (Sofitel Melbourne on Collins’ loftily glamourous bar). Their limited time ‘Code of Conduct’ cocktail menu features a quartet of drinks that take after Dior’s own signature design codes. ‘The Line’ […]

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