May Is Australian Cocktail Month – and it’s been worth the wait

Prepare to immerse yourself in a post-lockdown celebration of cocktails from 1 – 31 May with the launch of Australian Cocktail Month. Held across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, Australian Cocktail Month will partner with some of the best local and international alcohol brands to champion the country’s bar industry. Consumers will unlock unique bar experiences, escape the day to day and enjoy delicious cocktails with the Australian Cocktail Month ticket.  The $20 ticket allows guests access to a special menu of cocktails created exclusively for the month. The menu will be available at participating venues, with cocktails priced at $14, and non-alcoholic options at $10.

There will be a number of international and Australian brands participating – Australian bartenders will mixing the world leading spirits with high quality mixers such as Acqua Bianca – by Salvatore Calabrese, Crawley’s Finest Dirty Martini Olive Brine and Simple Syrups, Disaronno, Monin Syrups, Mr Black, Muyu liqueurs by Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale,  Select Aperitivo, Tia Maria, Villa Massa Limoncello and the highly prized Fever-Tree mixers.

Low or no alcohol options are also available, Australian Cocktail Month has partnered with Lyre’s and their exquisite range of lovingly crafted non-alcoholic spirits allowing guests to partake without compromising on what makes Australian bars great: the cocktail experience (and loads of flavour). 

“I am excited to launch Australian Cocktail Month and give consumers the chance to try amazing cocktails created by some of the country’s best bars. I’m also proud to provide assistance to the industry as they rebuild following the pandemic,” said founder, and influential industry figure, Penny Sippe. 

The Australian Cocktail Month concept has been enthusiastically received by bartenders and bars across the country. “Now more than ever, our industry needs a diverse platform that drives consumers back into the bars that have supported brands, hosted our patrons and created spaces and memories,” says Tash Conte, owner of the award-winning Black Pearl in Melbourne. “This platform is what we need now to mend and move forward.” 

A ticket to Australian Cocktail Month can be used at any participating venue throughout May. Tickets go on sale in March, so follow Australian Cocktail Month on Facebook and Instagram (@australian_cocktail_month) and sign up to the event’s newsletter on www.australiancocktailmonth.com.au to be first in line for a ticket and watch as Australian Cocktail Month comes to life.

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