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: 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…

Top 3 Brandy Cocktails To Try This Winter

sponsored Brandy has been warming the souls and pleasing the palates for centuries. For reasons unknown to us, brandy never seems to be in vogue, however that’s about to change. Word on the street is brandy is back and it’s what the Don Drapers’ of this era are drinking. Here are our top three brandy…

Fresh and Zesty Finger Lime Cocktails

Hailing from northern NSW in the Byron Hinterland, Australian Fingerlime Caviar grow, harvest and distribute two of the most amazing freeze dried products: finger lime caviar and Davidson plum – and both work wonderfully in cocktails. And they’re one of our favourite items here at explore DRINKS. Keeping it local, Australian Fingerlime Caviar has created some of…

Top 5 Tequila Cocktails

Tequila is often associated with cheap shots and a hangover you’d rather forget. What many don’t know is that there are numerous premium quality tequilas that testify against this and showcase just how incredible this white spirit can be, and we’ve found the perfect one. Here we’ve put together our top 5 tequila cocktail recipes,…

Top 5 Easter Cocktail Recipes

Entertaining at home this Easter and looking to treat your guests with a little something other than chocolate eggs? Here we have created Easter inspired cocktails that ooze chocolate and spice. Go on, indulge! PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN WALTON RECIPES BEN DAVIDSON Hot Crossed Bunny GLASS: Martini INGREDIENTS: 40ml   Ron Zacapa 23 Year Old Rum 20ml  …

Fig Liqueur Cocktails with Esprit de Figues

Patrick Borg, the mastermind behind Esprit de Figues, has created a liqueur inspired by his Mediterranean roots. The recipe, which took the team more than seven years of research and development to make, sees the figs infused in a 150-year-old distillery in Burgundy for three months. The liqueur is very flavoursome and tastes of fig…

Delicious Mocktail Recipes for Any Occasion

SPONSORED Ben Davidson takes us back to the good ol’ days with these non-alcoholic refreshing lemonade coolers and thick shakes, perfect for any occasion.  Go on, indulge! Mocktail recipes below. Old Fashioned Strawberry Lemonade (SERVES ONE) GLASS: Tall INGREDIENTS: 30ml MONIN Lemon Rantcho Concentrate 30ml MONIN Strawberry Puree 100ml Soda water METHOD: Add ingredients to…

Beer Cocktails, Anyone?

Summer has come to an end, but we’re holding on! What drink epitomises the long warm days better than a nice cold beer? Well Dan Murphy’s has given your favourite bevvie a twist for an endless Summer moment. Here are four easy and delicious beer cocktails you can make at home. Endless Byron Summer Crisp citrus…

Top 5 Classic Southern Comfort Cocktails

Southern Comfort was born in the 1870s by a bartender who saw the need for something a little smoother than the strong all-or-nothing taste of bourbon and whisky.  The drink is made from fruits and spices melded with bourbon, a great base for delicious cocktails. Here’s our pick of the top five classic and easy-to-make…

Espress Yourself! Four Delicious Espresso Martini Recipes

With our love affair for coffee and espresso martinis, we thought it was only fitting to share some of our latest recipes ranging from the classic to espresso martinis with a twist. You can thank us later! PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN WALTON RECIPES BEN DAVIDSON Original Espresso Martini GLASS Martini INGREDIENTS 30ml Ketel One Vodka 30ml Tia…