HOW TO: Cafe Cerise

If you like the Espresso Martini, you will love the Cafe Cerise. With only four simple ingredients including the Nitro coffee, this coffee cocktail will really impress your guests as your next dinner party. Glass: Wine glass Ingredients: 10ml MONIN Cherry 40ml Vermouth 10ml Vodka Top with Nitro Coffee Method: All ingredients to mixing glass…

Grey Goose Getaway

When it comes to style, there are few drinks brands that do it like Grey Goose. In the lead up to the Australian summer the French vodka turned it on for 40+ bar professionals for the Grey Goose Getaway experience at “Bells” at Killcare boutique hotel property. The team at Grey Goose, including global brand…

A Brief History of Vodka Down Under

Although Australians are some of the biggest vodka lovers today, until the early 1950s the spirit was largely unknown except to some East European immigrants looking for the taste of home. To celebrate International Vodka Day today (Thursday 4th October) we’ve taken a trip down memory lane to look at the history of vodka in this…

How To Make a Madras

SPONSORED GLASS: Highball INGREDIENTS: 45ml Cîroc Ultra-Premium Vodka 45ml Cranberry juice 45ml Fresh orange juice METHOD: Add ingredients to a highball glass, fill with ice and stir well GARNISH: Lime wheel and a skewered cherry

Vodka Nirvana: Tastes Like Clean Spirit

Vodka is the spirit of subtlety. It’s the spirit of nuanced flavours and smooth textures. It’s also the spirit that’s hardest to discern the differences in quality. For this issue of explore DRINKS, we want to highlight what leads to some of the refined differences in flavour between some of the leading vodkas of the…

How to Make a Cîroc ‘n’ Roll Cocktail

SPONSORED GLASS: Champagne Flute INGREDIENTS: 30ml Cîroc Ultra-Premium Vodka 15ml Cointreau 10ml Fresh lime juice 60ml Cloudy apple juice 60ml Soda water METHOD: Add first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a champagne flute and top with soda water GARNISH: Grapes

How to Make a Granny Smith Apple Tonic Cocktail

SPONSORED GLASS: Tall INGREDIENTS: 30ml MONIN Granny Smith Apple Fruit Mix 30ml Vodka 90ml Tonic water METHOD: Add ingredients to a tall glass, fill with ice and stir GARNISH: Slices of granny smith apple drink responsibly

Taste Australia in a Bottle With Manly Spirits Co.

Manly Spirits Co. has just launched its debut range of premium spirits after celebrating a clean-sweep of recent medal wins at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) and 2017 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA). The first distillery to open in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Manly Spirits Co. does things “the Australian way”. Sustainably sourced…

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  …

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…

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…