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Cocktail Friday

Summer is well and truly here and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than taking a trip to Tropical North Queensland (all in the name of research of course). I seriously think I have found the most romantic place in Queensland to propose. So guys, listen up!The restaurant is called Far Horizons (part of

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Top Japanese restaurant Haru based in New York provides the sweetest recipe for a pink inspired wedding with their “Cherry Blossom” cocktail recipe!Ingredients:– 57 ml Svedka Cherry–  44 ml Nigori Sake– 15 ml Cranberry Juice– 15 ml Peach Puree– Cherry blossom flowerMethod:1. Pour ingredients over over ice, vigorously shake2. Strain3.  Serve straight up in a

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New York restaurant Haru mixes it up with this vivid purple cocktail aptly named the “Electric Lavender” for today’s Cocktail Friday!Ingredients:– 52 ml Inocente Tequila– 22 ml Monin Lavender Syrup– 15 ml Sour mixMethod:1. Shake ingredients over ice2. Strain & serve3.  Serve straight up in a cosmo glass, garnish with one electric Szechwan button. (served

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This week’s cocktail, The Ginger Orchid, comes to us from New York restaurant Haru, a lovely choice for an Eastern influenced or Orchid theme wedding, the ginger adds an extra kick of spiciness!Ingredients:– 45ml Absolut Citron Vodka;– 15ml Canton Ginger Liqueur;– 30ml Cranberry Juice– 15ml sweet/sour mix Method:1. Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice2. Strain,3.

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The Eastern influence of New York Japanese restaurant Haru, is alive and well this week as we bring you one of their famous cocktail recipes. This week the unusual but ever so refreshing Elderflower Cucumber Crush.Ingredients:–  Your choice of .5 oz Myers Platinum Rum or Beefeater 24 Gin– 29ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur– 29ml Fresh Lime

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It was a delightful Friday last week when at 4pm on the dot our doorbell rang. A courier laden with a hessian bag full of ingredients was at the door because clearly, it was Pimms O’Clock!What a delightful treat it was to receive a bag laden with goodies to make our own jugs of Pimms!

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Having a signature cocktail at your wedding is such a wonderful idea, and choosing one with a name as sweet as “Happily Ever After” is even more appealing.This cocktail is light, thirst-quenching and truly creates such a magnificent colour. It would definitely be enjoyed and well received at your wedding.Ingredients:–       30ml Peach Schnapps–       30ml Cranberry

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This is a simple and easy cocktail that will satisfy your end of week cravings. So, forget cookies and cake and have a well deserved cocktail instead. This cocktail is sweet and strong and totally cookie-licious, so drink up buttercup!!Ingredients:–       90 ml  Vodka–       60 ml Butterscotch Schnapps–    

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Image by Stewart Ross PhotographyThis years The Wedding Collective in Brisbane was THE place to see and be seen (you can read my full review here). So it seems only fitting that Northshore Riverside Café served up the hottest cocktail to have in hand… a Skinnygirl Cosmo.This fashionable, low-calorie cocktail was created, and made famously

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When I think of a chocolate cocktail I generally think of a drink that’s creamy, thick and heavy… then I discovered the Chocolate Martini. A light and delicious cocktail using crème de cacao, a chocolate flavoured liqueur made from the cacao bean. This cocktail is quick, easy and of course delicious. Ingredients:–       50ml Vodka–       30ml Crème de

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There are quite a few cocktails out there that call themselves ‘Valentino’ (it is a fabulous name after-all… well I think so). This Valentino cocktail recipe comes from a wedding event caterer in London. It’s a wonderful, tasty tropical cocktail that’s ideal for summertime celebrations… or ‘just because’.Ingredients:–       50ml Vodka–       30ml Pineapple Juice–       30ml Passionfruit

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This is a variation on the classic Gin Fizz which first originate in New Orleans. This version, with rosemary and honey, adds a fresh and exciting twist to it. Add to that the fact that I am a big fan of Hendrick’s Gin (I’ve never been able to go back to normal gin since I

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The Golden Cadillac is a famous after dinner cocktail that was invented in 1952 at Poor Red’s Saloon in El Dorado, California. The bar was in a gold rush town and the cocktail was created for a newly engaged couple that came into the bar and wanted a special drink made for them to celebrate

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Here’s a special something for the coffee lovers. A delicious cocktail that is best drunk at the beginning of a night as a kick-start or later on as the ultimate pick-me-up. Either way it will certainly see you dancing the night away in high spirits. I first tried this tasty cocktail at Latitude 30 in

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The Moscow Mule is said to be the drink that launched the Vodka cocktail craze in the United States in 1940’s. Since then it’s continued to be a popular ‘refresher’ drink. It’s so easy to make and really is a refreshing drink perfect for parties, picnics and all types of festivities.Ingredients:–       2 oz Vodka–       4

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