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Cocktail Friday

Fraser Suites in Perth have recently released their new Spiked Hot Chocolate! Not only do they have a spectacular view over the Swan River, they also love to host a Winter Wedding. Sit and watch the world (or wedding party) go by as you sip on this perfect indulgent cocktail! It makes a great winter

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I adore a good margarita on a Friday night. Something about the tart citrus flavour, and the salted rim of the glass is so delicious.We’re twisting a classic margarita recipe with the use of blood oranges. Not only do they have that vibrant red tone, but their richness of flavour adds a decadent, complex layer

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Italians tend to go big with their love of life, so when it comes to celebrating all things Italia we simply couldn’t resist sharing this larger-than-life, shared Dolce Vita Cocktail by family-run Italian eatery Criniti’s. Their Woolloomooloo restaurant in particular is suited to huge celebratory feasts; seating 420 people across two levels. And they’ve just

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Mr Polka and I are all about local produce, especially when it comes to discovering local distillers doing amazing things. One of my favourite recent finds was the amazing Limoncello from Mornington Peninsula Based, Original Spirit Co. The team cut back on the sugar for this Limoncello (produced in small batches), so it has an amazing lemon flavour

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Rosemary. Sea salt. Olive oil. It may seem like your Nonna is about to cook up a Sunday roast dinner, but these Italian staples are actually the basis for our absolutely delizioso cocktail this week. Liam Watt, venue manager of Melbourne’s Waterslide Bar is letting us in on the secret recipe to his Olive Oil

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For me, the Aperol Spritz is the quintessential Summer drink. I love nothing more on a searing hot day, than whipping up one of these and taking myself out onto the grass, enjoying the sunset and feel the grass between my toes.I knew I had to whip up these goodies for The Italy Issue – they

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TWR’s Willard’s Julep For a black tie wedding you want the best of the best. And that includes the drinks you’ll be toasting your new life with. TWR at Crown Towers Perth has just been named the Best Hotel Bar by the Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide Awards. Their plush private lounge and airy terrace

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There’s no cocktail that says “sophistication” quite like a martini. So what else to serve at your black tie wedding but the classic? But any old martini recipe simply won’t do! Bert’s is here to save the day. Bert’s Brassiere & Bar– overlooking the pristine Pittwater estuary in the northern beaches of Newport, New South

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For The Black Tie Issue, the obvious choice of cocktail Friday had to include the strong, classic Black Russian cocktail. Drawing it’s origin from 1949, by a Belgium bartender, this one? it isn’t for the faint-hearted, and that’s why I love it.I personally love and use Mr Black coffee liqueur over the traditional Kahlua or

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The glamour and sparkle of the month, with The Black Tie Issue is right up my alley and what could be a better way to celebrate than with cocktails fit for an elegant evening? The Champagne Cocktail is an old favourite (it dates back tot he 1800s!), and just the most delicious change if you’re a

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Gathering Events’ Old FashionedThe original cocktail. Dating back to the 1850’s, the Old Fashioned is a simple yet impressive classic. It’s a great way to dress up your favourite whiskey, bourbon or rum, using only a few ingredients and served over ice, the idea of this cocktail is to really showcase the spirit. As this

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We couldn’t let Cake Month go by without introducing you some cake inspired cocktails. And because we’re all about Australian weddings we believe pavlova totally counts as cake! The Ugly Duckling, a beautiful cocktail and wine bar based in Richmond, Victoria was kind enough to reveal the secret to their super popular, sweet and sour

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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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