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Cocktail Friday

For today’s cake cocktail, we wanted some sweet relief from the normally cream filled cocktails that come to mind when you think of cake. So we explored the fruit flavour of the Italian Wedding cake cocktail. This one is supposed to take on the flavour of its namesake – a little fruity, a little nutty

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What pairs better together than coffee and cake? Not much! They are a match made in heaven, and adding a little booze to the equation on a Friday sounds pretty good to us.In celebration of our dedicated Cake Month on Polka Dot Bride, we asked our good friends over at Gathering Events for an espresso

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I should probably preface this by saying, I’m not really a sweet and milky cocktail kind of gal. So when I was inspired to make a cake cocktail for cake month, I was slow off the mark. However, once I muddled and mixed, stirred and shook- I am pretty sure this birthday cake inspired cocktail

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The simple combination of fresh ingredients makes this the perfect cocktail for warmer nights. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice over lime, mint, white rum and a dash of soda – you can’t get more refreshing than that. Traditionally a taller style Collins glass is used for white spirits cocktails such as this and best part is

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Bar Carolina’s Carolina Mule is a zesty and refreshing cocktail that can be easily replicated at home for sipping with your special person or a group of friends. It combines ginger, mint and lemon with Maidenii La Tonique and Calvados for a cooling beverage that looks just as good as it tastes. Happy Friday Dotties!Ingredients

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HIBISCUS GIN SOURHave you heard – gin is all the rage right now, and it’s one of our faves! This twist on a classic gin sour cocktail by our talented mates at Gathering Events is an easy, light and super refreshing choice for anytime of the year. The hibiscus adds sweetness and complements the gin

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Don’t mimosas make the most wonderful bridal brunch cocktail? We loved creating today’s cranberry citrus mimosa. The blood orange and cranberry give it such a festive hue that it makes it a perfect celebratory drink! If blood orange is out of season, you can easily use orange juice to create this cocktail in the Summer months.Ingredients

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This oh so pretty dessert cocktail is refreshingly sweet and deceptively simple – the perfect recipe to impress guests with the rose fairy floss garnish. Head Bartender Scott Murdoch from newly launched modern Turkish restaurant, Yagiz has created this impressive ‘Turkish Delight,’ which sees rose petal gin, creme de cacao, lemon, vanilla and rose water combine with egg

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A peach bellini is such a beautiful drink for Summer, especially when it comes to bridal showers and Sunday brunches. The addition of mango (fresh is, of course, the best in Summer!) adds a little tropical twist to an otherwise classic cocktail.Ingredients 30ml mango nectar 10 frozen peach slices 15ml Peach Schnapps Champagne or Prosecco

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QT Melbourne Food & Beverage Director Alex Mouzos proudly states that many of the ingredients and garnishes used at Pascale Bar are made in-house. “Our passionate bar team spends about six hours a week prepping our house bitters, syrups, fusions and shrubs made from only local ingredients”. In keeping with that vibe, Pascale’s cognac-laced Spiced Pear

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 With the fresh start to 2018, we’re all about healthy cocktails right now on Polka Dot Bride and today’s creation is a healthy take on a pina colada. This fresh take combines the citrus flavours of lime with the sweetness of lychee.We swapped the cream for coconut milk, and thanks to a fun delivery from Coco Vodka,

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With berries being in peak season right now, this is the best time to either make this summer cocktail at home or leave it to the experts and try it at Electric Bar on trendy Chapel Street in Melbourne. Violet Soho Ingredients: 45ml Malfy Gin 20ml Fresh Lemon juice 30ml Blackberry puree 20ml Vanilla sugar

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Recipe and image supplied by Grosvenor Hotel. Thanks to St Kilda’s Grosvenor Hotel, we know exactly how we are cheers-ing to Australia Day today! Every Aussie has enjoyed one of our national desserts, lamingtons, before but have you ever tried a delicious cocktail interpretation? From the moment your lips hit the chocolatey-coconut rim, you know you’re

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We are right in the middle of our heathy cocktail month here at Polka Dot Bride, so it was only natural to call on Masterchef and ABC’s Surfing the Menu star, Dan Churchill (also known as “the healthy chef”), to join in on the ‘New Year, New Me’ festivities. If this exact platter of Dan’s

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There is nothing better on a hot Summers day than an icy pole (or a popsicle for our American friends) and this tipsy take on an old favourite makes for an easy and refreshing twist on classic Summer flavours.With tropical lime and pineapple, we added a little Coco Vodka to the mix, for a rather hydrating, healthy

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