BACK TO TOP

Cocktail Friday

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

 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,

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

Hello 2018, we are ready to kick goals this year! After an indulgent festive season, we’re ringing in the New Year with a healthy twist on our Cocktail Friday column. Tune in each Friday in January and be inspired to blitz, blend and shake up healthy cocktails that’ll make you feel great from the inside

Read the full article…

When it comes to what we love about the festive season, cocktails with our favourite people has to rank fairly highly. Now we’re basing this Festive Frangelico Pom off one of our favourites – The Fringe – but we added a little festive twist, because when else can you drink red and green cocktails? Plus the pomegranate

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…

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

Read the full article…