The Cricketers Arms Lager has been one of the favourites round the Bartender offices for its easy drinking appeal. Well they’ve added two new players to the team: the Indian Pale Ale and the Mid On.
Month: November 2013
The Mornington Peninsula already has plenty of pulling power: you’ve got lush countryside, ocean, and great wines. And now you’ve got the relaxed bar environment to enjoy all of this bounty at The Deck in Frankston.
Mezcal Amores is Mexico’s third biggest selling mezcal, and is now being brought into Australia by Mextrade. It is 100 per cent organic and wholly handcrafted in Oaxaca from the espadin agave.
WA bar manager Ben Tua is opening up his own bar with Mechanics Institute owners Hamish Fleming and Siobhan Blumann. We asked Ben about his plans for the place.
This month Australian Bartender takes the Blind Tasting on the road, and we rallied the panel — including Enrique’s School for Bullfighting’s James Connolly, Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth’s David Nguyen-Luu and Tim Wastell, Five Bar’s Andy McIntyre, Bobeche’s Joe Sinagra, Luxe Bar’s Simon Hough and from our host bar, Varnish on King, Tim Sponberg — for a tasting of aged rum.
Long time Brooklyn resident, booze historian and author of the oft-quoted Imbibe! and Punch: the Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, Dave Wondrich, has teamed up with New York Distilling Company to produce this distinctive new gin, the Chief Gowanus New-Netherlander gin.
Just in time for the upswing in summery cocktails, Midori has unveiled a new look bottle along with a slight reduction in its sugar content.
The new bottle is a result of extensive research with consumers and has a premium modern look with a frosted finish and a sleeker bottle shape.
Could gin be the quintessential cocktailing spirit? And which gin drinks should you have in your repertoire? We asked some of Australia’s best bartenders what they thought.
We recently brought you the news that mezcal looks set to be the hit of the summer with the opening of Mr Moustache on Hall Street in Bondi, and at the weekend they opened their doors to the public. Australian Bartender popped by to take a look at what owners Regina Bueno Ros and Bildo Saravia have put together.
Tatler can plausibly lay claim to a couple of Sydney firsts — it was perhaps the first Sydney small bar, and it enjoyed a reputation for being the most exclusive bar in Sydney with its clientele of regulars drawn from Sydney’s music, media and arts in-crowd.