Tag: Alcohol

The simple ingredients of the Daiquiri make it highly likely it developed in some form in a number of places…

Keep your gin up – there are new ways to get your gin fix.  If gin and tonics, gin cocktails…

Swizzles can be made with rum, gin or whisky but as this drink has its roots in the Caribbean, I…

There’s only one thing better than watching a cocktail get made, and that’s making the cocktail yourself. Cocktail Porter is…

What to drink when you’re not drinking. Founded by Ben Branson in the comfort of his kitchen in the woods,…

Winter is here, so warm up your loins with whisky! Game of Thrones fans will be thrilled to know that…

Absinthe, like coca cola, had its origins as a herbal remedy. Its key ingredient, wormwood (artemisia absinthium), is thought to…

The Tom Collins had its beginnings in a drink called the Collins Punch which was around in the first half…

Last week the world’s biggest producer of spirits, Diageo, introduced its Special Releases Collection whiskies at an invitation-only tasting session…

This cocktail was invented by Hemingway and appeared in the first of the posthumously published novels, Islands in the Stream….

Due to its strong flavour, absinthe has been combined with other ingredients since its creation. Sugar and water is the…

Dating back to ancient times, Sangria probably began life as what was known as “hippocras.” The forerunner of both sangria…

The whisky sour has been around since at least the mid-1800s. However, it is likely to have been around in…

History A Rum Collins, sometimes known as a Pedro Collins, is based on the classic Tom Collins but using rum…

To celebrate and embrace the magical sakura plant this cherry blossom season, Saké Restaurant & Bar venues across Sydney, Melbourne…

The modern version of the classic champagne cocktail contains a sugar cube soaked in bitters with a spot of cognac,…

Angostura bitters was developed by the German, Johan Siegert while stationed at the town of Angostura (modern day Ciudad Bolívar)…

Only 2,000 whisky-loving Australians will get the chance to decipher The Glenlivet’s newest secret drop. Chances are that one of them…

If you don’t have enough self-determination for Dry July, then check out this upcoming whisky! Or, you could just buy…

These five gins are distilled right in your backyard and celebrate New South Wales’ native botanicals and flavours. Springtime is…

As with many classic cocktails, there is some dispute over who invented the Bloody Mary. The most likely origin is…