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Cocktail Friday

If there is one thing that is a universal love of the patterned people, it’s Champagne and today we are celebrating the most glorious day of the year – World Champagne Day!There is something rather grand about this classic cocktail – the bitters-soaked sugar cube creating a sweet, sour and bitter combination that adds a

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I adore egg white cocktails. The Emporium Hotel has dreamed up this delicious drink, which they call the ’10 of Diamonds,’ combining Martell VS Cognac, Wild Strawberry Liqueur, lime juice, egg white, agave nectar, raspberries and pepper. We love the customised ‘E’ created with the pepper

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We accidentally stumbled upon this sparkling nectarine punch recipe. We picked out a few of our favourite ingredients and not loving the combination, left it to one side. A random sip a few minutes later left us in love with the delicious Summer flavours and a brand new recipe was born.Stone fruit is one of

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An egg white cocktail always catches my eye when it’s on the menu, but even more so when it has something delicious hiding under the aerated, fluffy coating. Passionfruit is a tart and sweet fruit and its vibrant yellow pulp makes for a striking-looking cocktail too! The Prahran Hotel in Melbourne was kind enough to

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We’re all about the gin at Polka Dot Bride and when the crew at award-winning gin maker Craft & Co sent along one of their favourite recipes ‘The Craft & Co Fizz’ (along with a bottle of said gin!), we couldn’t help but whip it up for this week’s Cocktail Friday!Craft & Co is Melbourne’s first city

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If you love gingerbread men and can’t wait until the Christmas season to get your fix, we have just the (boozy) solution for you! The Emporium Hotel in Brisbane serves up the most festive-tasting cocktail of them all – The Gingerbread Man. Make it yourself at home using their recipe below or better yet, visit

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We are sentimental souls at Polka Dot Bride and the Her Name Was Coca for Cocktail Friday was an invention by one of our patterned people who worked at a bar and somehow ended up at a wedding blog. This easy cola-based cocktail recipe idea is surprisingly delicious with the blend of cola, ginger, and

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To celebrate ‘The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture‘ exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is serving up a series of specially designed cocktails at their Atrium Bar.One of them – ‘The Flower’ – is inspired by Christian Dior’s use of flowers as inspiration to structure his garments and

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In another instalment of our “make your hot chocolate sing!” posts, let us introduce you to this Boozy Rum Hot Chocolate. This concoction is perfect for serving after dark and adding to your Winter wedding cocktail list. The sweet warmth of the golden rum adds a smoothness to this hot chocolate that gives it a little

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As we begin thinking of the long days of summer, refreshing cocktails start to look attractive, and this Rockpool Tonic is just the sort of drink that is light enough to enjoy on a warm summer’s evening. Served at Melbourne’s Alfred Place and Sydney’s The Rocks Rooms by Rockpool Events this thirst quenching cocktail is

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If there is a cocktail for Winter that I want to make over and over again, it’s our Spiked Jaffa Orange Hot Chocolate. When I say it is the most warming hot chocolate, you’ll have to believe that there is something about the smooth chocolate and orange liqueur that made this one shoot to my

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In collaboration with master mixologist Grant Collins, this Toasted Pecan Negroni is part of Om Nom’s seasonal cocktail menu. Om Nom suggests the toasty pecan flavours are “great for a winter wedding, a buck’s night celebration at home or a bridal shower at Om Nom.” And we’d have to agree!Ingredients:40mls Roasted Pecan Gin40mls Campari40mls Sweet

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We love a delicious hot chocolate around these parts and time and time again we love to whip out our favourite hot chocolate recipe and come up with all sorts of delicious combinations. Today we’re warming the cockles of your heart with this delicious bourbon mocha.While our hot chocolate sits as the foundation for this

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It may be winter, but this Cocktail Friday the patterned people are dreaming of white sandy beaches, remote island honeymoons, swaying palm trees – and mojitos! With the Grosvenor Hotel’s Mega Mojito Pitcher, we’re loving the summer vibes; white rum mixed back with lime and mint is so refreshing!Ingredients:180ml Bacardi White Rum 2 limes (halved)

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With the cooler months being all about apples, pears and delicious spices the team put our heads together to whip up this pear inspired number to warm the cockles of your heart.Using fresh pear as a garnish is a must for this Winter warmer, but we also love the combination of bourbon and maple syrup

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