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…

Top 5 Lighter Drinking Options

Want to drink healthier? Dan Murphy’s gave us their top 5 lighter (yet incredibly delicious) drinks. Light Frosé (0.88 standard drinks) INGREDIENTS: 90mL  Jacob’s Creek Le Petit Rose 15mL agave syrup 1 strawberry 3 cups of ice Removing the vodka and swapping out sugar for agave syrup is the key to keeping this Frosé serve…

AUSTRALIANO – the Perfect Aussie Day Drink

It’s Australia Day tomorrow, and what better way to celebrate than with a barbeque and your favourite cider. This year, we’ve taken the humble cider and created an easy-to-make cocktail that will keep you festive all day. Meet: the Australiano. AUSTRALIANO GLASS: Stemmed pilsner glass INGREDIENTS: 150ml Sydney Cider 20ml Campari 20ml Regal Rogue Rosé…

RECIPE: Lemon, Lime and Batch Bitters

We’ve got the perfect drink for the long hot summer. it’s lemon. it’s lime. and it’s batch bitters! Recipe below. Lemon, Lime and Batch Bitters GLASS: Large Wine Glass INGREDIENTS: 5 x Dashes Batch Aromatic Bitters 15ml Fresh Lime Juice Lemonade Ice METHOD: Cover the inside of the glass with five dashes of Batch Bitters….

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…

Summer Cocktail Hour with Ben Davidson

Summer in Australia is a great time of year. With long balmy days and an abundance of fresh seasonal produce, it’s the perfect time to entertain and treat your guests to delicious and refreshing cocktails. Ben Davidson, explore Drinks Curator has created refreshing summer drinks that taste great, are simple to mix and will have…

In-Cider Cocktails

There’s nothing more refreshing than a cold cider on a hot day. But when you’re entertaining at home and want to add a little WOW factor to your beverage options, what better way to impress than with a refreshing cocktail. Plus, there’s the added bonus of impressing your friends with your ability to make and…

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…

Herbaceous Cocktail Recipes

We’ve got some herbaceous cocktail recipes for you this Summer, courtesy of Estelle Bistro. Estelle has created the bespoke cocktails, inspired by its abundantly green courtyard. The Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence combines lime and mandarin syrup with Mukai Shuzo sake and Prosecco, garnished with fresh thyme. The Blitzkrieg Pop fuses of Boatrocker Pale ale with mint infused…

Classic Cocktail Inspo for World Tequila Day

This Sunday July 24th is World Tequila Day. To celebrate, we’ve put together 5 classic tequila cocktail recipes for you to try.   Espresso Martini GLASS: Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 50ml Tequila 30ml Espresso 20ml Coffee Liqueur 5ml Sugar Syrup METHOD: Shake and strain into a chilled glass GARNISH: 3 x coffee beans Margarita GLASS: Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 50ml…

Apes and Apples

Apes and Apples Glass: Highball   Ingredients: 45ml Malt Whisky (We used Monkey Shoulder) 4-6 Mint Leaves 90ml Sparkling Apple juice   Method: Smack the mint between the palms of your hands to release aroma and place into a highball glass. Add whisky, fill with ice, and top with sparkling apple juice. Stir briefly to…