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Cocktail Friday

While the days are grey, it pays to have favourite recipes up your sleeve and what could be better than a classic Pina Colada to celebrate Pina Colada Day on Sunday 9th of July?Today’s beauty comes from the crew at raw seafood and cocktail bar Hana who are celebrating this magic day with a pina

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With such an abundance of great products being produced locally, why not celebrate by supporting those that are nearest and dearest!Refreshing and low in alcohol so wedding guests can last the distance, nothing beats a Vermouth Cobbler. The team at Henry Sugar in North Fitzroy has spruced theirs up with a little house-made elderflower syrup

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There is nothing quite like a hot apple pie, and we decided to craft up this Apple Pie Delight cocktail for lovers of everything heartwarming! The delicious spice of this drink is just the way to warm the cockles of your heart at a chilly winter wedding  – or even pay homage to your grandmother’s

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Winter is here and this week the patterned people were looking for some inspiration to chase the cold away. We love this St. Kilda Fling cocktail recipe from the Grosvenor Hotel – a simple yet delicious mix of vodka, ginger ale and strawberries, it certainly put a spring in our step. Offer it to guests

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Winter days are made so much more fun when celebrations are on the agenda and I think this Spiked Hazelnut Mocha recipe we created is the most delicious way to warm-up cold wedding guests! The patterned people and I love the hazelnut, coffee-chocolate combination – because let’s face it, it’s a little like your favourite

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Even though the warmer weather may be behind us (hello grey skies!), at Peter Rowland Catering our simple and super delicious Ginger Grapefruit Fizz cocktail will certainly add a bit of buzz and sparkle to romantic winter weddings, no shaker required!Ingredients:Ice 30ml vodka Splash ginger liqueur (add more if need be) 60ml fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice 60ml fresh-squeezed

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I am a huge fan of herbs – as in, I always have fresh herbs growing in the garden which lets me throw them into absolutely everything I can! And this basil citrus mule is no exception – it is one of my favourite creations for our month of mules!We’ve added blood orange liqueur and

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Fresh raspberries are one of my favourite additions to cocktails. These gorgeous little red gems of fruit have an amazing balance between sweet and sour and make a really delicious addition to the classic Moscow mule.Our Russian Raspberry Mule is a beautiful way to create a Spring version of this classic cocktail. Serve it up

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Blood oranges are so delicious in Winter and this variation on our favourite classic Moscow mule – the blood orange mule – combines a bitter citrus hit with the sweetness of the traditional drink.We added big doses of blood orange to this cocktail – using a blood orange liqueur and soda which are easy to

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We are kicking off one of our favourite months of the year (hello Autumn colours!) with a month of mules! Moscow mules are one of my own favourite cocktails to whip up on an easy weekend and we’ve come up with four fun Moscow mule recipes to inspire your own mule making. Served in a

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You may have discovered the Polka Dot Bride team loves to make our hot chocolate with a bit of an edge because we believe that Winter is amazing (it’s not far off now!) and that serving your guests something warm may just be the most special treat.We do love a spiked hot chocolate but we’ve

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This Cocktail Friday, get out your Vitamix and let’s get blending as we create their beautifully delicious Affogato. The perfect after-dinner aperitif with liqueur, espresso and vanilla, making cocktails has never been so easy and fun!Ingredients: 120 ml (½ cup) Baileys (or your favourite liqueur) 20 (360 ml) frozen whole milk cubes 50 g (¼ cup)

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One of my favourite cocktails of all time includes this amazing blueberry jam and when I suggested this idea during our cocktail crafting day to Ms Chinoiserie, we were soon on a roll of berries and bubbles and thus, we named it after our content manager herself, Ms Chinoiserie! The dark and deep jewel tones

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White rum cocktails seem to be THE thing of the moment – and the Polka Dot team just can’t seem to get enough of them – so delicious! So you can imagine how excited we were when The Baths Middle Brighton shared the recipe for their ‘Passion Coupe’ with us  – we were in cocktail heaven! White rum

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This Cocktail Friday, it’s time to enjoy a little bit of smooth luxury with Nel Restaurant‘s Koji Chivas aperitif. With egg white and cream adding to the blend of whiskey, lemon and bittersweet liquorice, this cocktail is definitely one to be enjoyed to start off the celebrations. Topped with a caramelised marshmallow, how could you resist?!Ingredients:

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