Cocktails

Lukewarm Libations and Tepid Tipples – Room Temperature Cocktails 101

In contrast to my last article on how to cool your drinks down with liquid nitrogen, this week we’re going to be exploring room temperature cocktails - what they are, why they came about, and how you can best utilise them. To be frank, those ...

MxMo 109 – The Dry Cocktails Wrap-Up

For Mixology Monday 109 I threw down the glove of coming up with a good dry cocktail recipe. The post was long but essentially pointed out that as a "scene" the cocktail movement tends to use sugar and sweetness a bit too willingly and ignores ...

Keeping Your Cool With Liquid Nitrogen

These days, many a cocktail bar is sporting a canister of liquid nitrogen below the deck to chill their drinks and add an element of theatre to preparation. What is it exactly though? Is it safe or will it burn off your face with one wrong move? All ...

Rehydrating Cocktails – Post-Marathon Mixology

Recently I found out my size 7 feet were the sample size for New Balance shoes. Somewhat irrelevant to you the readers, I’m sure, but another irrelevant fact is that this meant due to my sisters friendship – I could get all the free kicks I wanted! ...

MxMo 109 – Dry Cocktails

This month is our first time hosting Mixology Monday and there's only one way to describe it: Here's how it started - The shift was over and the four of us had packed up the bar and moved on to whatever watering hole would take us in for a ...

Mixology Monday 108 – Swizzle!

Now Mixology Monday is an awesome bit of internet mixology. People from around the world follow a monthly theme and make up a drink on a designated Monday and it's all shared through the blog-o-sphere.   It's a great excuse to try ...

Pisco – Introducing Peru’s Favourite Spirit

In the last year or so we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the popularity of the pisco category, not only within professional circles but also amongst the general public. This is largely due to the growing trend of people ordering more savoury, sour ...

Growing Up Gin

As a self confessed food and drink geek with a love of history, I find anything tasty with an interesting story behind it all the more intriguing. Everything about the history of gin, as we know it today, from its origins in seventeenth century ...

Using Coffee in Cocktails – The Espresso Martini is Getting Tired…

It’s no secret that we Australians - Melbournians in particular - are hypnotised by both coffee and alcohol at the moment. Specialty coffee and craft cocktails are becoming ever more complex and innovative, with a simple cup of coffee or ...

Mixology Monday 107 – Burden of Proof

That's right is Mixology Monday again... or as I know it "oh shit, oh shit, oh shit it's Sunday afternoon and I promised I'd do Mixology Monday this month." If you haven't done a MxMo before, or have no idea what I'm talking about then head ...