Australian juice brand The Juice Farm has recently inked a partnership with Sydney’s Blu Bar on 36 at the Shangri-La Hotel that will have their range of 100% chilled fresh juice used in a number of specially made cocktails. There’s at least three on the menu right now, so rather than just describing them we thought it best to actually source the recipes for each so you’ll know exactly what goes into them and how to try your hand behind that home-bar of yours.... Read More | Share it now!
Spring is here and summer will be following soon, so it’s a good idea to get around the very simple Frosé, the champagne cocktail which has been all the rage around Sydney these past few months. It’s also a nice way to jump on board the ever-growing love of rosé that is sweeping the country, so to help we’ve tapped France’s famous Maison Mumm champagne house for one of the recipes they’ll be debuting at the Melbourne Cup Carnical as part of their Summer Series of cocktails. You’ll be able to find this recipe, and a few others, in the Club de la Plage marquee theme that will be popping up at the carnival, seeing as G.H Mumm is once again the official champagne to the race that stops the nation.... Read More | Share it now!
Shimmery purple tinged liqueur Viniq launched in Australia earlier this year, bringing an interesting new product to the shelves, one which is made by fusing premium Vodka and moscato, and fruity notes like peach, citrus, berry, and hints of orange blossom. For Australian cocktail culture, a new liqueur such as this is like a shiny new tool, one which also has the unique look to make for some very attractive concoctions.... Read More | Share it now!
Scotch Whisky Liqueur Drambuie has staged a little relaunch in Australia, particularly benefiting those around Sydney as they are in the middle of a slick three-month partnership with New Orleans homage bar The Swinging Cat. The partnership mirrors what the relaunch is all about, reviving interest in Drambuie’s storied history, focusing especially on the spirit’s most famous serve, The Rusty Nail. ... Read More | Share it now!
Why make one negroni when you can make a whole batch of them? Big batch cocktails are becoming a huge trend for the amateur mixologist, and there’s little surprise as to why. Not only does this technique allow for high volumes of cocktail ingredients to be pre-prepared, allowing time for botanicals to infused and richer, bolder flavours to come out, but “batching” also enables the host to serve different cocktails throughout the night, in a shorter time.... Read More | Share it now!
Everyone loves a barrel aged negroni, but only a few realise that it’s really not that difficult to make on your own. Sure, there’s the time it takes for the mix to develop the dimension and depth that gives a barrel aged negroni it’s distinctive taste, but patience pays when it comes to building up a well of unbeatable flavour. ... Read More | Share it now!
It’s World Tequila Day today, bringing cause to celebrate one of the best and most diverse spirits in the world, a spirit which has seen numerous expressions and inventive cocktails pop up across decades. While there are plenty of ways to go out and celebrate Tequila (that don’t involve cheap shots in a backpacker bar) we thought it best to cater to those spending Sunday night in doors, with one of the best Tequila cocktail recipes we’ve come across recently, using an award-winning Australian brand nonetheless.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s World Martini Day today (Sunday 19th June) and being a traditionally lazy day of the week we thought you’d want to stay home and mix up some classics so you can still get involved in the global celebration. More so than most other classics, the martini is so deeply embedded in popular culture that it has become a reference point for cocktail lovers across the world. Building on the classic, there have been plenty of twists and turns to keep the classic recipe fresh, but none have stuck quite as well as the Espresso Martini. ... Read More | Share it now!
Australian born James Duigan is global wellness expert who is renowned for mentoring some high profile celebs, including Hugh Grant and several Victoria’s Secret models, based around his philosophy of clean and lean eating. Duigan also founded London’s premier health and fitness facility, Bodyism, and has a new cookbook available now named Clean & Lean For Life: The Cookbook. In an attempt to inspire a wide range of people to start thinking about clean eating, we’ve managed to extract a recipe from the book for a very simple “Cup of Life”. Check the ingredients below and whip this up in no time.... Read More | Share it now!
The IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has partnered with renowned wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard to launch their new BAR150 programme, aimed at celebrating 150 years of mixology. The focus of the new programme and partnership will be to revamp cocktail menus across IHG’s many hotel bars, adding new signature cocktails. To help celebrate this occasion, the AU has been given three classic cocktail recipes which will be available at IHG hotel bars like those at InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn hotels and resorts across the globe. Get your shakers ready because here are some reliable recipes for Mai Tai, Mojito, and Whisky Sour.... Read More | Share it now!