HOW TO: Beetroot Collins

The Beetroot Collins is a twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail. This deep purple cocktail not only looks impressive, it is the perfect suggestion for those who like a combination of earthy and citrus flavours. Glass: Tall / Collins Garnish: Baby beetroot, beetroot chips and a pinch of beetroot salt Ingredients: 20ml MONIN Beetroot…

How to Host a Cider Tasting at Home

With all the different cider styles available across the globe, let alone what is being developed here in Australia – it is now, more than ever, so easy to host an enjoyable, interesting and informative cider tasting at home. Words by James Kendall CHOOSING CIDERS This is probably the most difficult part to be honest,…

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

Alco-Pops

For most people, ice blocks and cocktails are naturally the go-to remedies to keep cool. So what if you could have both, wrapped into one delicious, refreshing treat? At explore DRINKS, we got experimenting and have created two unique alco-pop recipes, the ideal dessert when entertaining at home or the perfect treat on a hot…

How to Make a French 75 Cocktail

SPONSORED POST INGREDIENTS 45ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice 15ml Sugar syrup 60ml Champagne METHOD: Add all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupette glass. Top up with Champagne. GARNISH: Lemon peel twist

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…

The Art of Appreciating Whisky

If you’re new to the world of whisky, it can be somewhat daunting. It’s easy to be put off without the help of someone who can show you the different ways whisky can be enjoyed or explain the factors that make this spirit unique. My first experience of whisky was at a tasting with around…

Autumn BBQ Blitz – Delicious Recipes Set to Impress

Autumn has arrived and while the days are still warm, why not make the most of your backyard by throwing a barbeque. Fire up the hot plates, grab a group of friends and cook them a feast with these delicious recipes. PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN WALTON FOOD RECIPES SHARED AFFAIR Burger Slider Trio (Serves 12 of each…

HOW TO: Host a Whisky Tasting at Home

Whether you’re trying to quietly enjoy the latest whisky you bought, or have a group of friends coming over to share a bottle, here’s how to host a whisky tasting at home… WORDS BY CHRIS MIDDLETON Room Preparation Tasting events need a neutral environment to focus the attention on the whisky. Start with a quiet,…