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Cocktail Friday

Thanks to the wonderful team at Gathering Events, follow this easy (but delicious) way to learn all about the classic Margarita and how to make your own at home. The classic Margarita is undeniably one of the world’s most loved cocktails – and for good reason!Conjuring up summer holidays, Sunday sessions and girls nights, we love

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We were so smitten with the gorgeous drinks we shared in our modern bridal shower editorial, that we had to ask the leading ladies at Betty May Vintage to share their recipes with us! We’re so delighted to share the Betty May ladylike version of a classic gin cocktail!Ingredients: 60 mls gin (We used Hendricks)

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Image via The Photography BusinessWatsons Bay Boutique Hotel’s ‘Watson’s Sunset’Your wedding is one day only, so we’re big fans of embracing the best of both worlds with a sunset wedding reception. Envision your guests enjoying the golden light of late afternoon, the spectacle of the sinking sun and then up the glamour stakes by nightfall.

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Image via Fraser Suites PerthIf you’re looking for a Friday cocktail to warm your belly during winter, then this one is perfect! Not only do the wonderful team at Fraser Suites Perth host the most magical honeymoons, they also have a fantastic cocktail list. So, if you’re in need of a winter-warmer and a crowd

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We loved creating today’s Blood Orange Elderflower Cocktail with its spicy, floral taste.There is something special about the flavour of blood orange. The bitter citrus notes give an extra layer of complexity to a cocktail and this, combined with the spicy ginger of the added ginger beer and the floral sweetness of elderflower, creates a

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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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