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Cocktail Friday

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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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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