How To Make A Cherry Blossom Sidecar Cocktail

Heading to the Yarra Valley’s Cherry Hill Blossom Festival this weekend? Why not bring the spirit of the festival home with you by whipping up this delicious cocktail inspired by the iconic Japanese blossom! Glass: Coupette glass Ingredients: 30ml   Martell VSOP Cognac 20ml   Lillet Rosé Aperitif 10ml   Elderflower cordial 20ml   Fresh lemon juice 30ml…

How To Make Rum Punch

It’s National Rum Punch Day! explore DRINKS has the perfect recipe to get you in the ‘spirit’ (pun intended). Ideal for entertaining on those warm nights, we reckon this is one recipe you’ll be pulling out time and time again this season! Makes approx. 5 Drinks GLASS: Punch Bowl INGREDIENTS: 250ml Freshly squeezed lime juice 250g…

How To: Refreshing Cucumber & Elderflower Collins

Makes 4 drinks GLASS: Tall glass (plus jug) INGREDIENTS: 180ml Gin 60ml Elderflower cordial 80ml Fresh lemon juice 360ml Soda water METHOD: Add ample ice to a jug. Add gin and elderflower cordial to the jug. Squeesh the fresh lemon juice and add to the jug. Add soda water. Add fresh mint and slices of…

How to Make a Fig and Honey Sour

SPONSORED GLASS: Old Fashioned INGREDIENTS 30ml Esprit de Figues Liqueur 30ml Fresh lemon juice 30ml Glayva Honey Liqueur 15ml Fresh egg white METHOD: Pour the Esprit de Figues Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, Glayva Honey Liqueur and fresh egg white into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Add fresh ice to an Old Fashioned glass. Strain…

How to Make an Esprit de Fizz

SPONSORED GLASS: Champagne Flute INGREDIENTS 30ml Esprit de Figues Liqueur Champagne Lemon METHOD: Pour Esprit de Figues Liqueur into the Champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist. GARNISH: Lemon twist Drink Responsibly

How to Make a Walk on Water Cocktail

SPONSORED POST GLASS: High ball INGREDIENTS 45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label 120ml Cloudy apple juice 15ml Vanilla juice 15ml Fresh lime juice METHOD: Add ingredients to a high ball glass. Add ice. Stir. Garnish. GARNISH: Lime wheel and apple slices. Drink Responsibly

How to Make a Golden Fizz Cocktail

SPONSORED POST 45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label 30ml Fresh lemon juice 30ml Honey water (50:50) Soda water 1 Lemon METHOD: Add all ingredients to a highball glass and add ice. Top with soda water. Stir. GARNISH: Lemon wheel and a lemon peel twist

What to Drink This Melbourne Cup Day

Looking for something to drink this Melbourne Cup Day? Try one of these five Champagne cocktails to get you in the spirit. All recipes make 1 drink FEATURED COCKTAIL: CHAMBORD MIMOSA INGREDIENTS 15ml Chambord Liqueur Dash of orange juice Top with sparkling wine GLASS: Champagne flute METHOD: Add Chambord and a dash of orange juice to…

Cocktail of the Week: Rusty Royale

TGIF! It’s time to party people, you made it through the work week and now it’s time to unwind and get ready for the weekend. At explore DRINKS, we love to start the night with a glass of bubbles, which is why we’ve picked a Rusty Royale, the perfect excuse to pop the cork and…

Cocktail of the Week: Bloody Mare (Red Snapper)

We’re bucking the trend and saying this popular drink should be seen more often than at 10am on Sunday mornings. Why not start the night with refreshing tomato juice and a kick of spice? You might also notice another ingredient that’s different here – yes, we’ve replaced vodka with gin for extra flavour. See what…

Cocktail of the Week: Sloe Gin Fizz

We are loving gin cocktails at the moment, particularly following the explosion of these botanical spirits in Australia, giving us new flavours to play with. And what better drink than a Sloe Gin Fizz to while away a wintery evening with? It’s delicious, slightly sweet and a little bit fizzy. Makes 1 drink GLASS Highball…

Cocktail of the Week: Penicillin

The Penicillin is the perfect seasonal sip for this time of year. A rich, smoky and warming cocktail to keep the chills away, made with whisky, fresh lemon juice and honey syrup. GLASS Old Fashioned INGREDIENTS 45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label Whisky 15ml Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch Whisky 30ml Fresh lemon juice 15ml MONIN…