Adelaide is making its presence on the Aussie cocktailing scene felt, with Glenelg’s Eden Dining Room and Bar taking out the Angostura Barrel Aged Cocktail comp, with an innovative an adventurous drink drawing on sherry-making techniques.
Month: July 2013
It’s not often that you turn 250 years old, but that’s exactly the anniversary that Cognac producer Hine is ringing in this year. To commemorate, they have produced a special limited release bottle (and just 250 of them).
Miss Peaches dives into the deep south for their delicious take on drinking food. There’s some talented bartenders on board in the space above the Hotel Marlborough in the increasingly bar-ified Newtown.
Ben Walsh has taken on a 510 square metre patch of dirt on Noosa’s main drag, Hastings Street. Miss Moneypenny’s is aiming to bring “something that is very different to what’s on offer in Noosa,” said Walsh.
Brown Forman are following up the success of El Jimador Reposado with the release of a blanco and anejo variant.
Has a dish ever gained so celebrated a status so quickly? And has said dish been a burger? Sydney’s boozing and drinking set is known for being fickle; on to the next trend — be it a drink or burger — quicker than you can type 140 characters. But these are great…
Pernod Ricard Australia is now calling for entries to the Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition. The comp will see the best talent from 26 countries go up against one another in a test of their creativity and mixology skills.
Port has found its way in to cocktails since the days of Harry Johnson and Jerry Thomas, with mentions of port-based drinks in both the Bon Vivants Companion and a healthy 36 mentions in Johnson’s Bartender’s Manual. They list Port Wine Flips and Port Sangarees; Port then was a staple of the bar. Nowadays Port has fallen from favour.
So we may be nursing sore heads from a great awards dinner — and a very large Juniperlooza party afterwards — but here is a full list of the winners from last night. Both the excellent Brooklyn cocktail bar, Clover Club and New York’s the Dead Rabbit featured prominently among the winners, which were drawn more heavily from the US this year (as opposed to last year’s English invasion).
At the time of press, Baz Luhrmann’s epic, The Great Gatsby is showing on our silver screens in all its dramatic, alcohol-fuelled glory. While the reviews may be mixed, the novel recalls an era of epic drinking…