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Cocktail Friday

Are you organising a hens day party for a bride-to-be with a serious sweet tooth? We have the perfect venue for your event!Om Nom Kitchen, a fancy dessert bar located in the Melbourne CBD, have just had Australian cocktail whiz Grant Collins shake up their seasonal drinks menu. A lot of the cocktails are based around

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We have been all about the Moscow Mule this year. It may be the lime and minty goodness, it may be the copper cup – who can tell! But in our month of mules earlier this year, our lovely submissions manager Ms Rose (also known as Mary!) also devised this festive season cocktail. We switched

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The gimlet is a classy little cocktail made of gin and lime juice. A 1928 description of the drink was: “gin, a spot of lime, and soda.” It’s an incredibly easy drink to make – just a few ingredients shaken together and you’re on your way. We love how Rockpool’s event spaces, Alfred Place and

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I adore a Bellini for a breakfast celebration, so we decided to combine two of our favourite fruits for this celebratory cocktail. Rhubarb is tart and delicious and when combined with strawberries, giving this cocktail a flavour that is just the ticket for a bridal brunch or the morning of the wedding when bubbles are flowing

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Grosvenor Hotel’s Espresso Martini The quintessential Melbourne cocktail is the Espresso Martini. Whenever these cocktails are served at weddings, the guests rave about them long after the night is over. Also, people are all about the ‘recovery party’ these days (you know, the get together that takes place the day after the wedding, where guests

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I never thought of myself as much of a white chocolate person, but after we created this Tipsy Iced White Chocolate, I think I am converted. From now on, there must always, always be white chocolate in milkshakes and they must be spiked, and please don’t forget the ice cream!This icy-cold cocktail puts a fun

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A life event like a wedding or an engagement, calls for a celebratory drink to mark the occasion – and any old drink won’t do! The garnishes on Alfred Place’s Tropical Swizzle give this summertime cocktail an elegant finish. The tropical flavours (and the Patron!) will instantly relax you and get you in the mood

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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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