Cocktail Recipes: The Rusty Nail and other Drambuie serves

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!

Cocktail Recipe: how to make one big batch of negroni cocktails

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!

Recipe: Root’d Spiced Panna Cotta

Melbourne-based wellness company Heal’ are edging into the market with a new spice mixture going by the name of Root’d. It’s an organic turmeric spice blend made with dandelion root, formulated after extensive research aimed at balancing taste with health, bringing together several certified organic herbs and spices to create an adaptable blend made of turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, coconut sugar, dandelion root, and chicory root. The vast scope of benefits include gut health, skin disorders, and infections, with many of the ingredients used for their anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits. Suggested uses to come with the new product include simply adding it to tea for flavour, or going a bit bigger and creating dishes like this Root’d Spiced Panna Cotta which we have sourced the recipe for.... Read More | Share it now!

Recipe: Sokyo’s John Dory with black truffle

Take a good fish, add some flavour with smart use of good ingredients, and put truffle on it. Great, simple success. That seems to be Chase Kojima’s approach with this Sokyo dish which is being offered during Truffle Month at The Star. Each year through winter the immense property’s signature restaurants (which include Sokyo, Balla, BLACK by Ezard, and Pizzaperta) work with Australian truffles to offer special menus and degustation events, giving diners access to dishes such as this beauty, which we’ve sourced the recipe for. Have fun making this, and if you can’t quite get it right check in with Sokyo to see if they still have it on the menu.... Read More | Share it now!

Cocktail Recipe: Nichiren 1275 for World Tequila Day

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!

Cocktail Recipe: Primus Hotel’s Espresso Martini

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!

Recipe: Marion Grasby’s Red-Braised Lamb with Egg Noodles

Celeb chef Marion Grasby, of Marion’s Kitchen fame, knows a thing or two about good home-cooked Asian food, with a particular focus on both contemporary and traditional dishes. Always one to celebrate family-style banquet dinners with her comprehensive recipe range, Marion has kindly provided us with her recipe for Red-Braised Lamb with Egg Noodles, just one of the essential dishes that you should consider preparing should you be looking to host a feast anytime soon, especially to celebrate Chinese New Year.... Read More | Share it now!