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Cocktail Friday

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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While the days are grey, it pays to have favourite recipes up your sleeve and what could be better than a classic Pina Colada to celebrate Pina Colada Day on Sunday 9th of July?Today’s beauty comes from the crew at raw seafood and cocktail bar Hana who are celebrating this magic day with a pina

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With such an abundance of great products being produced locally, why not celebrate by supporting those that are nearest and dearest!Refreshing and low in alcohol so wedding guests can last the distance, nothing beats a Vermouth Cobbler. The team at Henry Sugar in North Fitzroy has spruced theirs up with a little house-made elderflower syrup

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There is nothing quite like a hot apple pie, and we decided to craft up this Apple Pie Delight cocktail for lovers of everything heartwarming! The delicious spice of this drink is just the way to warm the cockles of your heart at a chilly winter wedding  – or even pay homage to your grandmother’s

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Winter is here and this week the patterned people were looking for some inspiration to chase the cold away. We love this St. Kilda Fling cocktail recipe from the Grosvenor Hotel – a simple yet delicious mix of vodka, ginger ale and strawberries, it certainly put a spring in our step. Offer it to guests

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Winter days are made so much more fun when celebrations are on the agenda and I think this Spiked Hazelnut Mocha recipe we created is the most delicious way to warm-up cold wedding guests! The patterned people and I love the hazelnut, coffee-chocolate combination – because let’s face it, it’s a little like your favourite

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Even though the warmer weather may be behind us (hello grey skies!), at Peter Rowland Catering our simple and super delicious Ginger Grapefruit Fizz cocktail will certainly add a bit of buzz and sparkle to romantic winter weddings, no shaker required!Ingredients:Ice 30ml vodka Splash ginger liqueur (add more if need be) 60ml fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice 60ml fresh-squeezed

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I am a huge fan of herbs – as in, I always have fresh herbs growing in the garden which lets me throw them into absolutely everything I can! And this basil citrus mule is no exception – it is one of my favourite creations for our month of mules!We’ve added blood orange liqueur and

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Fresh raspberries are one of my favourite additions to cocktails. These gorgeous little red gems of fruit have an amazing balance between sweet and sour and make a really delicious addition to the classic Moscow mule.Our Russian Raspberry Mule is a beautiful way to create a Spring version of this classic cocktail. Serve it up

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Blood oranges are so delicious in Winter and this variation on our favourite classic Moscow mule – the blood orange mule – combines a bitter citrus hit with the sweetness of the traditional drink.We added big doses of blood orange to this cocktail – using a blood orange liqueur and soda which are easy to

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