Month: June 2009

Simon’s Picks: The Cocktail Kingdom’s Realm Extended

If I’m going to be perfectly honest (which doesn’t happen all that often), the bartender in me is just a wee bit loathe to share this site with you; it is, however, my duty to inform you that The Cocktail Kingdom, which I have previously reviewed in Australian Bartender, has, while I wasn’t looking, undergone an upgrade.

CLASSIC: The Brooklyn Cocktail

Of the five boroughs of New York City, history has only neglected poor old Staten Island when it comes to having a cocktail named after it. Of the other four we have all heard of the Manhattan and a few more of us might know a Bronx, but what about The Queens Cocktail and The Brooklyn?

COCKTAILS: The Wet Martini

The dryness of a martini is determined by the amount of extra dry vermouth used – ironically, the less extra dry vermouth the more dry the martini. If we go back in time, we will find many incarnations of the famed Martini and the further we go, the more vermouth is used.

Melbourne Temperance Society: World’s Best Signatures II

After the resounding success of April’s Death & Company session, it is our great pleasure to announce the second installment in The Melbourne Temperance Societies current Worlds Best Signature Cocktails series as the Der Raum team will once again turn their hands to the unique creations of one of the world’s most highly renowned cocktail venues.

Ultrapour’s Professional

Bar professionals from around Australia gathered at Kit & Kaboodle for the finals of the inaugural Ultrapour’s Professional Competition. Here are some happy snaps from what proved to be a great night…

Editor’s Blog… The Best Boozy Moments in Modern Film

So, in honour of this booze-fuelled fiesta, film.com published their list of ‘The Best Modern Examples of Drinking on Film’. With the exception of Old School, the crew at the 4bars office heartily disagrees with their list and as such, we have compiled our own. So here goes (in no particular order):

Re:Love Open Members Only Bar

Re:Love, the gents that brought Bondi The Rum Diaries and Cream Tangerine, have decided have…