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A Healthy Margarita Recipe

A healthy Margarita is simply a low sugar recipe with loads of flavour. By swapping the sugar out for agave and replacing the cointreau with some clever little adjustments you can get all the flavour of a traditional margarita. This isn't just ...

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Tru Bru and a Craft Beer Growler

A recovered episode diving into the history of Growlers, why they are awesome and reviewing a growler from our favourite Melbourne craft beer growler shop TRU BRU.   Basically a growler is a bottle you fill from a keg tap, not exactly ...

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Honey, Mead and Berliner Weisse

Honey, Mead and Berliner Weisse. No mead and Berliner Weisse aren't related in the slightest but this is an archived episode talking about the awesome Flow Hive and one of the best seasonal collaborative brews we've seen in a while.   ...

The Gin Shortage

Are we heading for an apocalyptic gin shortage? According to Plantlife UK's 2015 juniper report the renewed interest in Scottish juniper by the craft gin movement has revealed that around 79% of all juniper plants are diseased or dying. Most ...

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Dark and Stormy, Moscow Mule and Ginger Beer Cocktails

The Moscow Mule cocktail and the Dark and Stormy cocktail have two things in common; ginger beer and being regularly amongst the worst-made and overrated drinks in the world. This is a real shame as the combination of ginger, lime and quality ...

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo – a Must Have Beer

"Why are craft beers so bitter?" Asked the guy in thongs and a t-shirt. "Yeah, I mean I want to enjoy them but they all seem to taste like arse." This from the one in a sharp suit, slick hair and a watch that could be used as a diver's weight ...

37th Anniversary of Homebrew Legalization in the USA

In the United States, Brewing at home has had a chequered past since the days of prohibition. The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America came into force in 1920, making illegal the acts of production, transport, and ...

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Yarai Mixing Glass – The Ultimate Cocktail Mixing Glass

The Yarai Mixing glass was the most vital piece of equipment at my bar Qualia Lounge, so much so that I needed 6 of them just to make sure my tiny venue could keep up with the cocktail demand. Back then I was a fairly early adopter and couldn't find ...

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Liquor and Lies – Fake Histories of Classic Cocktails

After nearly 7 years of constant research, bar ownership, alcohol obsession and getting my friends and family intoxicated "for science", I've finally started to bring together the recipes and histories of my favourite alcohols and cocktails. In Vol ...

The Best Spiced Rum Ever

Spiced rum is insanely popular right now, replacing Jägermeister as the frat boy's hit of choice with old brands reviving dead markets and new brands opening up everywhere. What makes a good spiced rum though?   First off let's just drop ...