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The classic Champagne cocktail combines a bitters-soaked sugar cube with the sparkling wine and a twist of lemon or orange into an effervescent drink with a bittersweet balance. Classic Champagne Cocktail – Photo © Cocktails & Bars This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a small compensation without any additional cost to
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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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The Coffee Cocktail is typically served after dinner, a digestif classic cocktail that contains no coffee whatsoever. Coffee Cocktail – Photo © Cocktails & Bars The classic Coffee Cocktail was first published in Jerry Thomas’ 1887 edition of Bartenders Guide How to Mix Drinks. In the book, the author states, “The name of this drink
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How to Support Bars during COVID-19, Wild Turkey’s New Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye, Bar Trigona, Shaken Not Broken and more in this week’s industry news. Riberry Gimlet by Isabel Bondi / Isabel at Home – Photo © Cocktails & Bars How to Support Bars During COVID-19 With the outbreak of the coronavirus resulting in the
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Before Sullivans Cove French Oak was named “World’s Best Single Malt” at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014 which catapulted the Tasmanian whisky to world stage, I met with Patrick Maguire, Sullivans Cove Whisky Master Distiller and Chairman of the Tasmanian Whisky Producers Association in 2012. This article is part of the ‘Looking Back’ series.
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Lockdown Cocktails & a Bottle of Tequila is the third 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 Tequila – Photo © Cocktails & Bars When you think of a bottle of tequila, you may think shots but
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When it comes to making cocktails at home, there are several ways to get creative with our DIY cocktail projects. DIY Cocktail Projects – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Whether it’s infusing flavour into spirits, making shrubs, liqueurs or your own modifiers, this article has it covered. Here are 14 of our favourite and popular
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John Quinn, Global Brand Ambassador of Tullamore DEW visited Sydney in July 2014 and hosted a deconstruction blending session and tasting of the Irish Whiskey. We caught up with him after the seminar to chat about the new distillery and trends in Irish Whiskey. This article is part of the ‘Looking Back’ series. John Quinn
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Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has released the Spirited Awards Regional Top 10 Honorees 2020 divided into regions in the United States (East, Central and West) and Internationally (Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, The Americas (Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada). Here is the full list of the Spirited Awards Regional Top 10
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Lockdown Cocktails & a Bottle of Rum is the second part of our series of cocktails for the home bartender with just one spirit and fresh or pantry ingredients. Lockdown Cocktails & a Bottle of… Rum – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Following from Lockdown Cocktails & a Bottle of… Gin, here are 14 rum
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Bill Samuels Jr is the son of Maker’s Mark founder, former President of Maker’s Mark and Maker’s Mark Chairman Emeritus. During his visit to Sydney in 2013 to launch Maker’s Mark 46, I had the privilege of a one on one candid interview with Bill Samuels Jr. This article is part of the ‘Looking Back’
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Easter isn’t usually associated with cocktails but why should children should have all the fun. Easter Cocktail Recipes – Photo © Cocktails & Bars When it comes to Easter cocktail recipes, chocolate, eggs, rabbits, carrots, hot cross buns and even lamb come to mind. In this cocktail article, we’re featuring Easter-themed cocktails to take you
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The Hot Toddy has its place as a winter warmer but once you’ve tried the Penicillin Hot Toddy, there’s no going back. Penicillin Hot Toddy – Photo © Cocktails & Bars The humble Hot Toddy meets Sam Ross‘ Penicillin with a splash of warm apple cider. The recipe is simple to prepare. There’s no shaking,
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Lockdown Cocktails & a Bottle of Gin is the first part of our series of cocktails for the home bartender with just one spirit and fresh or pantry ingredients. Lockdown Cocktails & a Bottle of… Gin – Photo © Cocktails & Bars In the current climate of social distancing, lockdown and self-isolation, many people are
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