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Cocktail Friday

Back in the summertime, I spent a weekend at a friend’s place in Echuca, where we sat all day on a boat, drinking whiskey sours and jumping into the river. My friend Declan makes amazing cocktails and taught me his tricks for making a killer whiskey sour while we were there, which has quickly become my

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pink cocktails

If, like me, you are partial to a glass (or two) of bubbly, and also appreciate a refreshing cocktail on a sunny day, this is one you will enjoy! These loves of mine combined when we recently hosted a pink themed gathering (pre-isolation days, of course).The highlight of the drinks menu was undoubtedly Jamie’s signature

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I know, I know. Summer is well and truly over. And my isolation cabin fever has well and truly set in. But all this talk of Byron Bay, boho bridal and beautiful balmy beaches has made me thirsty for a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail. And hell yes, “I love Pina Coladas… ”Inspired by the

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As we celebrate a month-long Byron Bay mood, we have to acknowledge, one of the best parts about Byron Bay? The food! And so, we had to pay homage to one of the most delicious restaurants that is always a must-visit for holiday moments, Chupa Cabra!Today we’re making our take on their famous frozen passionfruit

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For The Byron Bay Issue we naturally head to the sublime Byron venue of Raes on Wategos to seek their cocktail expertise to share with you today. Raes is a bit of a dream wedding destination for sophisticates as you can book out the entire boutique hotel for a whole weekend of celebrations. They can

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Oreo Dream

Easter might officially be over, however if you are anything like the team here at Polka Dot Bride, your thirst for chocolate is far from! Our friends Jamie and Cara at Brisbane City Celebrants are also refusing to let the sugar rush and sweet times come to an end and so have bought us their

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To me, an utterly Byron Bay inspired drink (because you know, Byron Bay issue and all) is a classic gin and tonic. Balmy afternoons with bare feet are all about tall icy drinks after all. But today, we’re taking a little twist on this old favourite – by using a special brew from an amazing

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Being at home at the moment means nights out at trendy bars are off the cards for a while. So this Cocktail Friday, rather than bringing you a tantalising creation from one of our county’s finest cocktail bars or eateries (that we cannot wait to get back to!) we have put together a round up

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Vanilla is so underrated. We think tequila is too! These wonderful flavours combine in Mint & Mingle‘s ‘Vanilla Killa’ cocktail recipe that we’re sharing with you today for ‘The Bridesmaid Issue‘. With the aforementioned fragrantly sweet vanilla – plus fruity faves like strawberry, guava and fig – this drink is a surefire crowdpleaser that will

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When it comes to talking cocktails for The Bridesmaid Issue, we wanted to create utterly fun recipes. Recipes that are the kind of thing you need at a pre-wedding gathering, where there is plenty of cause for celebration. Today’s cocktail, which includes two very festive ingredients – fairy floss and edible glitter  – might just be

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We simply couldn’t resist the extra touch of romance that the pun-y name of this refreshing drink brings to a celebration! Melbourne’s Yarra riverside venue Pilgrim has concocted this ‘Love of a Lifethyme’ cocktail from all of our favourite natural flavours: citrus, herbs and flowers. This one captures the essence of spring all year round.But

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For The Bridesmaid Issue, I wanted to create cocktails that were just the ticket for an afternoon gathering with your favourite people. Where pink is embraced, where bubbles are flowing and the bride, and the bridesmaids (and bridesmen!) are all about the celebration.This cocktail is all about the combination of roses and lemons, using the

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With its entrancingly golden hue and blood-red rose garnish – not to mention so much dra-mah! – we had to include this one in ‘The Colour Issue‘. That the ‘Belle’s Rose‘ by Storyville is inspired by the romance of Beauty and the Beast, only adds another layer to this cocktail’s appropriateness for a wedding menu.They

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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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