Month: May 2020

Four Pillars Laboratory is set to open in Surry Hills on Friday, June 12 the eve of World Gin Day, a multi level venue comprised of a Gin Shop, Gin Lab and Eileen’s Bar. Four Pillars Laboratory: Cameron Mackenzie, James Irvine, Stu Gregor and Matt Jones – Photo Supplied Located at 410 Crown Street, Surry
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The Manhattan Cocktail is a timeless classic from the 1880s that has inspired many variations. Manhattan Cocktail – Photo © Cocktails & Bars History of the Manhattan Cocktail Like many classic cocktails, the history of the Manhattan has unclear origins. According to Gary Regan (source), it dates back to the 1880, and was one of
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When the rain is pelting outside, the wind is howling and the couch is calling, curl up with these hot cocktail recipes for a cold night in. Hot Cocktail Recipes – Photo © Cocktails & Bars When the temperature drops and you’re craving warmth and comfort, hibernate on the sofa and wrap your hands around
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Following my interview with Jim McEwan on Bruichladdich back in September 2014, the Master Distiller spoke to us about the inspiration behind The Botanist Gin and the origins of the spirit that is distilled using 31 botanicals, 22 of which are native to Islay. This article is part of the ‘Looking Back’ series. Jim McEwan
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Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 were announced on the evening of Thursday 14 May 2020 in a digital countdown on The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook page with Jigger & Pony in Singapore taking out first place. Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020: Jigger & Pony, Singapore – Photo Supplied The Old Man in Hong Kong
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International whisky expert, the late Dr Jim Swan who played a major role in the development of Kavalan Whisky visited Sydney in 2013 to launch the Taiwanese whisky. This article is part of the ‘Looking Back’ series. Dr Jim Swan on Kavalan Whisky – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Dr Jim Swan Speaking at a
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If you’re new to making cocktails at home, one of the easiest cocktails to batch and have on hand is the Negroni. How to Batch a Negroni – Photo Supplied The Negroni is an equal parts cocktail, a combination of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari. Add them in equal measures to a glass swing top
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Sweet, tart, sparkling and elegant, the Rhubarb 75 Cocktail is a variation on the classic French 75 using house-made rhubarb syrup and champagne. Rhubarb 75 Cocktail – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Classic cocktails withstand the test of time and in turn, inspire riffs and seasonal variations. One such drink is the Rhubarb 75 Cocktail
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Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has announced the Top 10 Nominees for the Spirited Awards 2020. Top 10 Nominees for the Spirited Awards 2020 Australia was well represented with Maybe Sammy in Sydney nominated for Best International Bar Team, International Bartender of the Year and Best International Cocktail Bar. Other Australian nominations include Best International
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Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to experiment with tequila and mezcal cocktails beyond the Margarita. Cinco de Mayo Cocktails – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Cinco de Mayo (meaning 5th of May) celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. The drink holiday
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Lockdown Cocktails & a Bottle of Whisky is the fourth and final part of our lockdown cocktail series for the home bartender with just one spirit and fresh or pantry ingredients. Lockdown Cocktails and a Bottle of Whisky – Photo © Cocktails & When it comes to whisky and whiskey, may purists insists on sipping
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