White Russians from The Big Lebowski, midnight margaritas in Practical Magic. All things shaken but not stirred in the 007 universe. Cocktails pair with films almost as well as an oversized bucket of buttery popcorn. Grey Goose recognise this synergy and are collaborating with the 65th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). […]
Have you heard of HealthyBYTe? It’s the super-food and clean living obsessed branch of Bright Young Things’ awesome event making biz in collaboration with dietician Emma Stirling. They cater unique menus for party hosts whose clients have dietary constraints or still want to fit into their Prada pencil skirts afterwards. Think wholefood gingerbread, gluten/lactose/fructose-free […]
Dinner. Drinks. Belvedere. Vue de Monde. Just because. Belvedere Unfiltered & cucumber Belvedere Unfiltered, raisins, vermouth & orange… …with sweet corn, duck, brown butter & truffle Belvedere Bloody Mary, quince, calvados & lemon with Blackmore wagyu beef, potato & nettle (or the fanciest steak and mash ever) Cocktail inspiration.
There’s quite a few cocktail competitions held around town – and the globe – for professional bartenders. Not so many for we at-home mixologists. 1806 recognised this and handed over the shakers to drinkers as part of their 5th birthday celebrations recently. Five concoctions submitted by regulars we put to […]
The crystal-like space of Mon Bijou was transformed for one night only into a darkly seductive speakeasy as GQ magazine hosted a launch for Belvedere’s newly released unfiltered vodka. Bartenders weren’t shy about showing off the potent vodka; serving powerful martinis, manhattans and a cucumber smash cocktail that put hair on my chest […]
Drink This: Hot Spiced Sailor at The Den Sailor Jerry spiced rum, char-grilled pineapple, vanilla vodka, black pepper. The pineapple reminds us of tropical climates while the unexpected heat of the black pepper warms the throat during less than summery seasons. Dress in That: Belle Epoch dress in Gotham print […]
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 […]