Archie Rose Is Throwing A Summer Gin Party At Sydney’s The Rook

Sydney’s The Rook and Archie Rose are taking you back to the summer of ’85 with a six week gin garden party. The gin specialists will take over the beloved rooftop bar, with a gincredible food and cocktail menu, including lobster spaghetti with Archie Rose vodka sauce, lobster summer citrus salad with Archie Rose vinaigrette…

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…

Eat, Drink: East Malvern Food & Wine Festival

Now in its third year, the East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will be taking over the suburb’s Central Park for a day of delicious wines, craft beers and ciders and quality local produce. Last year’s event saw over 3,000 Melbournians descend on the festival to sample more than 100 wines, craft beers and ciders…

Stay Hydrated This Dry July with Our Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Just because it’s Dry July doesn’t mean you need to stay parched! There are plenty of non-alcoholic refreshing beverages that do the trick at keeping you hydrated and happy. No need to worry when going out with boozy friends, these drinks taste and look great too. These all feature Seedlip, an all-new, non-alcoholic spirit that…

5 Autumn Cocktails Perfect for Entertaining

Entertain your guests this season with these five deliciously warming and visually stunning cocktails. Smoky Tea Old Fashioned Glass: Old Fashioned Ingredients: 45ml Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch Whisky 15ml Heering Cherry liqueur 30ml Lapsang souchong tea 1 x Dash Aromatic bitters 1 x Sugar cube Method: Place sugar cube and bitters in the bottom…

Melbourne’s New Cocktail Bar: Lover

Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street has a brand new broody saloon, Lover. Words by Associate Editor, Stephanie Aikins The cocktail bar and dining experience are sparked by the collaboration of Will Newton, former Saigon Sally, and head chef Paul Turner, ex-Cutler and Co., Donovans and Qualia. Food is served until 1.00am and consists mainly of share plates,…

So Good It Would Be a Crime Not to Go: Alibi

Forget needing an excuse to go out, we’ve got you an Alibi. Sydney’s new cocktail bar in the hot waterfront destination of Woolloomooloo has got everyone talking. Words by Hannah Sparks While it might not be the first thing we’d think to mention about a venue, it’s Alibi’s 100% plant-based food offering that has ‘transpired’…

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…

Go Explore: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

SPONSORED Calling all food and drink lovers: with just under a month to go, we’ve skimmed the 300-long program of events, corralled our friends in the know and picked our top five events not to miss at this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Prepare to wine and dine amongst famous chefs and country winemakers…

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…