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Cocktail Friday

It’s a tough task coming up with delicious cocktails every month, but someone has to do it and I certainly had fun playing with all kinds of coloured treats for this month’s Colour Issue fun! Today, I wanted to hark back to that favourite childhood chocolate and the most colourful – the humble chocolate freckle!I

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We couldn’t resist the romantic name of ‘The Rosewater Kiss’ cocktail. Created by Brisbane bridal boutique White Lily Couture, this bubbly sweet treat is a fragrant delight. Plus that super pink colour is simply perfect when serving up a tray of refreshments at your bridal shower. Try pink gin or a fruit flavoured vodka in

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The Colour Issue is all about using the most vibrant of tones and when it comes to cocktails, I think the classic Tequila Sunrise has to be up there for popping off your screen drinks.The combination of simple orange juice with the ombre red addition of grenadine has is always been a favourite for tropical

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Ericka had been dreaming of opening a little wine bar in Melbourne for 20 years and – with an inheritance from her grandmother – she has finally done it! Now, she’s focused on making Murumbeena Wine Bar the quintessential neighbourhood “home away from home” that puts the spotlight on boutique Australian wineries, breweries and distilleries.The

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Summer, to me, is all about spritzes. It’s for lazy afternoons in the sunshine with big glasses full of delicious drinks, plenty of ice and plenty of good music and even better company. And while classic spritzes are always a winner, I’m always interested in something a little different, a little new. Enter Sacred Spirit’s

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Altus – Melbourne’s newest rooftop venue – plays host to sky-high weddings and engagement parties. At 12 floors up, this poolside bar, lounge and restaurant offers sprawling views across Melbourne’s South East and offers a variety of private and semi-private spaces to suit just about all of your wedding-related celebrations. The light turns especially magical

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Happy Summer days are here again and what better way to celebrate than mixing up one of the most delicious fruits of the season into a tasty wedding cocktail?Our Summer Peach Spritz was born out of a love of the beautiful peach. White peaches, are my favourite, especially when they’re freshly picked and a little

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If you’ve planned an epic feast for your wedding you’ll need drinks to complement, not overpower, the food. Think spritely and refreshing cocktails with enough punch to hold their own. That’s why, for “The Feast Issue“, we asked Pontoon to share the secrets to their ‘Kiwi Sour’. The fruit in this uncomplicated tipple provides a

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Jug cocktails are the best idea for feeding a crowd and we particularly love them for a wedding, especially during The Feast Issue. So today, we’ve got one of our favourite cocktails – the citrusy, minty mojito in jug form!A mojito brings to life all the summer vibes, so I know it’s just the ticket

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The Feast Issue is all about, well a feast. It’s about the most wonderful ideas for your wedding menu and we all know, that we’re not ones to shy away from a good cocktail. So this month, we’ve created jug based cocktails to serve up at your next celebration!Jug cocktails are the best kind of

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We believe in starting the day off, the right way. And we’re also planning on starting today’s cocktail hour – for ‘The Feast Issue‘ – off oh-so-right with this Breakfast of Champions cocktail. Created by recently opened Melbourne city venue Bar Clara, the drink includes eggs, tea, jam, bacon, toast and fruit. This one’s a

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“I said to the man, ‘are you trying to tempt me? Because I come from the land of plenty!’”– Down Under, Men at Work (1980)We definitely have a sweet and sour temptation for you today. We can’t go past a Friday cocktail hour during the Australia Issue without popping by to visit with the good

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If you’re looking for local-inspirations for your Australiana-style wedding, you can’t go past Bad Frankie for cocktails – they’re one of the few venues who only use all-Australian spirits behind the bar! Of course, we couldn’t resist asking them to share the recipe to their ‘Ken Oath Cooler’ with you for ‘The Australia Issue‘. This

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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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