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Cocktail Friday

This refreshing and beautifully garnished cocktail is the perfect addition to post-ceremony drinks or welcome drinks at The Farm. Its refreshing nature keeps guests cool during the warmer months while letting them celebrate in style in a stunning outdoor setting. Rosey Posey You Will Need: 30ml Parfait Amour Liqueur 30ml rosewater 15ml lemon juice Soda

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Bubbles are one of our favourite bases for cocktails and it is a must for The Sparkle Issue. Today, we’re combining two of my favourite things- champagne and ginger. There is no fuss to this cocktail, but if you use a good ginger beer, it adds a little spice, a little kick to your otherwise

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Do you know the one “sparkly” thing I love more than a diamond? An effervescent, delicious glass of champagne. After all, what says “It’s time to celebrate” more than a glass of freshly poured bubbles? In honour of our September Sparkle Issue, we have rounded up five of Polka Dot Made‘s favourite fruity, fun and

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As we begin our farewell to The Local Issue, there is one last hurrah we wanted to share- a twist on my favourite ever cocktail, the negroni!There is something epic about a negroni, it hits you in the face and it has, as we say in our house “bags of flavour”. The bitter orange, the

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When it comes to The Local issue, there is no doubt, this month, Victoria is doing it a little tough. So we decided, it needed its own special cocktail to send a little sunshine its way. And what could be more Melbourne than a coffee laden cocktail? We found this recipe from the cold brew

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Image: Gold & Grit PhotographyLooks like a regular espresso martini right? Wrong! Rather than a vanilla sugar syrup we have upped the ante and replaced it with a wattleseed sugar infusion!Wattleseed is a fantastic addition to this classic as it has a nutty, roasted coffee aroma already but also adds touches of sweet spice, raisins

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There are plenty of places vintage style can reign supreme, and one of our favourites? Cocktails! So today, we’re harping back with another of our vintage favourites – the gimlet!The gimlet was most popular in the 1950s, although some say it was born in the 1800s when sailors were given lime juice to curb the

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With staying at home being the only thing on the social calendar for many of us at the moment, this Cocktail Friday we decided to bring the cocktails to you. Literally. How good does a box of DIY cocktail goodies, spirits, mixers, garnishes, inspiration, and instructions delivered right to your door sound?Here are three fantastic

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When it came to coming up with wedding-worthy cocktails for The Vintage Issue, The Sidecar ticked all the boxes. First appearing in 1922, this is the kind of drink you think about when you think about the beautiful beaded gowns and nights of dancing in the twenties. It’s completely citrus – blending together fresh lemon

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I do wonder if you could call the classic Harvey Wallbanger a breakfast cocktail? With orange juice, this old favourite is said to have been invented by bartender Donato “Duke” Antone for surfer Tom Harvey. The result, well, the cocktail is named the “Harvey Wallbanger” so we’ll let you take a guess!This mix of orange

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Palm Springs themed party drinks

A long-awaited holiday to Palm Springs began with a welcome drink that we instantly fell in love with – the Spiced Margarita!This amazing little desert town, and it’s Mexican influenced cocktails and nibbles, left us yearning to share the Palm Springs experience with our friends when we returned to Brisbane. And so, the Palm Springs

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If I ever had to think of a cocktail that reminded me of all things urban, it has to be the classic Cosmopolitan!Made famous during the Sex and the City era, this cocktail reminds me of a night out with friends, plenty of dancing and so many city lights. The cranberry and lime make this

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This is a drink we serve in late winter or early spring. Most people don’t know this but the best time of year for citrus is the cooler months. Same as oysters but that’s a different story! In 2016, we started working with finger limes and playing with different citrus-based cocktails. This one is a

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With us all getting gritty for The City Issue, we knew our cocktail selection for the month had to follow suit. So today, we’re honouring the classic, the beauty, the favourite- The Manhattan cocktail!. Made with bourbon whiskey and vermouth, this cocktail is strong, decadent and packs its own kind of special punch.Originating in the

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The great cities of the world have inspired many a tasty cocktail. The Manhattan, the Osaka Dry, the Parisian, the famous Singapore Sling and of course, the Moscow Mule. (I’m getting all sorts of Russki husky vibes.) And it would appear our dear leader, Ms Polka, certainly has a thing for this refreshing and vodka-laced

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