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…

World Tequila Day: 5 Delicious Cocktails to Try

Señores and señoritas, our favourite day is upon us. This Monday 24 July, we will bring out the fiesta spirit and celebrate World Tequila Day, and what better way to do just that with a delicious cocktail in hand. Not your classic margarita, we love the colour and flavour of these 5 recipes. They’re simple…

VIDEO: How to Make the ‘White Lady’ Cocktail with Paige Aubort

Working her way through Sydney’s bar scene after starting out as a waitress, today Paige Aubort spends her days between The Lobo Plantation and its sister bar, Kittyhawk. Paige was one of Drinks World‘s 2016 Top 25 Australian Bartenders, partnering up with Cointreau for her winning cocktail. “Cointreau was a dream to work with because even…

VIDEO: How to Make the Ratu ‘Fairway’ Cocktail by Lee Potter Cavanagh

From humble beginnings at Hotel Bondi, to running The Victoria Room, and a stint working in the UK, Lee Potter Cavanagh, bartender at Canberra’s AKIBA shakes up contemporary creative cocktails inspired by the four distinct seasons. Challenged to make a cocktail with Ratu spiced rum for Drinks World‘s Top 25 Bartenders Competiton, Paige created the…

VIDEO: How to Make the ‘Heming’s Way’ Cocktail by Paige Aubort

Working her way through Sydney’s bar scene after starting out as a waitress, today Paige Aubort spends her days between The Lobo Plantation and its sister bar, Kittyhawk. Challenged to make a cocktail with Cointreau for Drinks World‘s Top 25 Bartenders Competiton, Paige created the ‘Heming’s Way’. “Cointreau was a dream to work with because…