Month: July 2010

The Original Bacardi Daiquiri

With the Original Bacardi Daiquiri being the Official Cocktail of Sydney BarShow Week we thought it was only fitting that we feature this delicious classic in the months leading up to the show. So without further ado here is the story of the Daíqurí.

Pretty in Pink

Moët Hennessey Australia have announced the arrival of Belvedere Pink Grapefruit to Australian shores. This new luxury flavoured vodka makes use of Belvedere’ proprietary artisanal process of maceration.

The Walkers Arms Hotel

The Walkers Arms, first established in 1839, was gutted by a fire caused by an electrical fault in November 2007. June this year, however, has seen a brand new Walkers Arms come to life.

Sake Master Class at Ocean Room

Acclaimed Sake Master Toshi Maeda (Maedaya, Melbourne) has teamed up with Raita Noda (Ocean Room, Sydney) to bring you a six course degustation matched with premium sake.

The Ketel One Hundred Club – Winner’s Videos

The Ketel One Hundred Club is a new initiative by the luxury Dutch vodka brand that has been formed of 10 bartenders from each of the 10 key Ketel One markets around the world. In Australia, Diageo’s Reserve Brands invited the top entrants from the World Class Vodka Martini Awards to join.

Websites that Work

A good web site has become imperative to a venue’s success – it’s the face of your venue. From the moment they land on your home page, visitors make snap judgments about the service, quality and style of your bar, restaurant or pub.

Drinks With: David Cordoba catches up Bacardi’s Global Brand Ambassador before his visit to Sydney BarShow in September


Opening its doors in February this year Mamasita occupies the site that once held the café/bar Recorded Music Salon. This authentic Mexican bar and restaurant – read no burritos or nachos – is a meeting of the minds between Matt Lane (ex-owner of The Poinciana and ex-GM of New York’s La Esquina) and Jason Jones (former executive chef at Orange in Windsor).

Last Chance to Win a Trip to London!

The entries for Schweppes’ Australia’s Best G&T competition are set to close this Sunday. Schweppes has asked bartenders to take the classic G&T and use their genius to create something special – Australia’s Best G&T.

Miss Marley’s

Manly’s burgeoning bar scene is welcoming a stylish new addition to its ranks thanks to the opening of Miss Marley’s. This new venue is brought to you by Adam Clarke and Kieran Baily (formerly of Henry Afrikas) and is their unique take on the much talked about ‘small bar concept’.