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Cocktail Friday

When it comes to all things Aussie, we had two very clear ideas in mind for The Australia Issue and today, I introduce you to the decadent, the delicious, Polka Dot Bride Lamington cocktail.It is, of course, a creamy base, but this Lamington cocktail includes all the nods you need to this favourite Australian treat.

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Surry Hills cocktail bar and restaurant Bartolo has something special for us for The Australia Issue! Their ‘Falling in Love’ cocktail comes from the venue’s latest seasonal cocktail list by Grazia di Franco. It’s infused and garnished with various native gum leaves – is there any more of an Australian fragrance than the scent of the bush

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I feel I have to make a disclaimer for this ode to The Australia Issue cocktail. We know, we know, there are claims the iconic pavlova isn’t *gasp* even Australian. But let’s be real, what is Christmas day without one? What is any major Australian celebration without a pav? So of course, we needed to turn

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Happily for us, Loft Byron Bay has just released their seasonal, new cocktail menu for spring. And they’re generously sharing one of their creations – the ‘Night Blossom’ – with us today! This drink recipe is bursting with the most evocative flavours of spring; from delicate flowers, to bursting berries, to spritzy citrus. Plus, they’ve

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The Spring Issue is all about celebrating nature in its most delicate of moods. Of fresh new buds, of blooming flowers, of new beginnings and all the sweetness that comes with it. So, we dreamt up a cocktail that spoke of the beauty of a garden coming into bloom after a long winter, or celebratory

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When it came to dreaming up cocktails that are quintessentially spring for The Spring Issue, well, we couldn’t go past a classic mint julep. Served up in a silver cup, with plenty of crushed ice, this bourbon cocktail has all the fresh spring flavour with a delightful kick. It speaks of green grass, blue skies, rocking

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Spring has sprung! Yet we feel like it’s never truly spring until all of the flowering trees around town burst forth from hibernation. A profusion of dainty pink cherry blossoms or “sakura” is also what makes honeymooning in Tokyo or Kyoto extra romantic during their spring season. The sextet of Saké restaurants around Melbourne, Sydney

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Writing, re-writing, trimming, expanding and making tough decisions about your guestlists can be a long and arduous task. Happily, this original cocktail that NSW-based coffee roaster and distiller Mr Black has created and kindly shared with us for ‘The Invitation issue‘, has the caffeine kick necessary to keep you going! It may be just the

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It was a tough gig finding cocktails that honoured all things Invitation Issue this month, but we think we nailed it with today’s offering.The Paper Plane Cocktail is somewhat of a classic – well, a modern classic at least, imagined and created by Australian born, Milk & Honey bartender Sam Ross while listening to you

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Today we’re inviting you to enjoy three of the very best things in life. Lemons, butter, and vodka! Sometimes the best things in life, are also the most simple. And when you combine this trio? Pure cocktail magic.The sprawling TarraWarra Estate in the Yarra Valley, has kindly shared this spritely, buttery drink recipe with us

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When it came to The Invitation Issue, we knew we needed to hit our mark when it came to paper-inspired cocktails. So today? Meet the P.S I Love You.We have absolutely no idea where this delicious little drink came from or who invented it, but with its cream base, it is all the kinds of

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We’re getting a bit cheeky today for ‘The Suit Issue‘ with Galah‘s ‘Budgie Smuggler’ cocktail…because swimsuits totally count (and we don’t mind what you wear under your wedding day tux, as long as you love it!). Or maybe you’re just hoping to set the mood for your impending honeymoon on a beach somewhere by sipping

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In a month of all things dapper, we couldn’t think of a better cocktail to end The Suit Issue than the classic, old fashioned cocktail. This is the cocktail you need to serve up at the most elegant of weddings, out of crystal low ball glasses, with plenty of toasting and plenty of dancing!It’s said, that

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7 Errol Street in North Melbourne used to be home to a tailor. Now it’s home to Joe Taylor…and a whole lot of liquor! With dark timbers, exposed brick and cosily-lit corners all contributing to the venue’s sophisticated speakeasy vibe, Joe Taylor is just the place for a rollicking cocktail engagement party. Or, indeed, as

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For me, The Suit Issue is about a classic sense of style, not necessarily when it comes to the sartorial side of things, but rather the sense of being a gentleman, or gentlelady. The acts of kindness, of dressing up, of five o’clock cocktail hours, big band dancing, holding hands down the street and extra

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