Cocktails

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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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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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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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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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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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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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015 and The Gourmantic Garden in 2020. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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Est. 2015 ‘Shiso Cuce’ is a tequila based cocktail that combines two uncommon ingredients, shiso also known as perilla and cucamelons. ‘Shiso Cuce’ Tequila Cocktail – Photo © Cocktails & Bars The ‘Shiso Cuce’ cocktail derives its names from a play on words, where “cuce”/cuke refers to the cucamelon, one of the cutest vegetables around.
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Est. 2015 Kava is an uncommon ingredient in cocktails. Here are two recipes from a luxury resort in Fiji that make use of the yaqona plant root known for its mildly sedative properties. Kava Cocktails: L-R – Cucumber; Carrot & Ginger – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Kava is a traditional Fijian drink which plays
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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015 and The Gourmantic Garden in 2020. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015, a website dedicated to cocktail culture. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015, a website dedicated to cocktail culture. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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Est. 2015 The ‘Thommo’ Bush Tucker Cocktail is a gin-based cocktail that combines Aussie flavours in a tall and refreshing drink to enjoy on Australia Day. The ‘Thommo’ Bush Tucker Cocktail – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Taking inspiration from the Tom Collins cocktail, this year’s Australia Day cocktail is a tall and refreshing built
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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015, a website dedicated to cocktail culture. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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Est. 2015 How to make Gin and Tonic Popsicles using only four ingredients and enjoy them all summer long. Gin and Tonic Popsicles – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Frozen cocktails are the ultimate in hot weather boozy refreshment but getting out the blender to make slushies involves a little work and cleaning up afterwards.
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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015, a website dedicated to cocktail culture. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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Pineapple rum lends an extra-fruity flavor to this Kingston Negroni riff from Lost Lake in Chicago. 1 oz. Jamaican rum (Lost Lake uses Appleton Signature Blend)1 oz. Plantation Pineapple rum¾ oz. sweet vermouth (Lost Lakes uses Cinzano)¾ oz. CampariTools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainerGlass: rocksGarnish: orange peel Stir all of the ingredients in a mixing glass
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“I have the coldest Martini you can legally have in the U.S.,” says Jeremy Andre, restaurateur and partner at Barely Disfigured, a bordello-like cocktail bar in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood. Before he ever mixes gin and dry vermouth for his 50/50 Martini, he delicately pours a glass vial of water into a chilled coupe. The
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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015, a website dedicated to cocktail culture. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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Est. 2015 In the first part of our cocktail trends 2019 series, we reflect on the year that was and present the cocktail trends that dominated in 2019. Top 10 Cocktail Trends 2019 – Photo Credit: Bartolo Sydney We’ve seen collaborations and bar takeovers continue to boom, the popularity of coffee in cocktails soar, seasonal
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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015, a website dedicated to cocktail culture. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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Est. 2015 Fentimans Tonic Waters and Mixers: a brand story, botanical brewing and your guide for how to pair Fentimans mixers with spirits. Fentimans Mixers – Photo Supplied About Fentimans Fentimans was established in 1905 by Thomas Fentiman, an iron puddler from Cleckheaton, England. A fellow tradesman approached him for a loan and when they
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Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015, a website dedicated to cocktail culture. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
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