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Maybe Sammy team to manage food and bev offering at new Sydney CBD hotel

This morning, the owners of award-winning Sydney cocktail bar Maybe Sammy have announced a partnership with TFE Hotels to manage the food and beverage offering of a new premium hotel experience due to open early 2021 on the corner of George and Hunter Streets in the Sydney CBD. The working title for the new bar/restaurant is Deans on 22.

Three bartending books & three American whiskey classics

So, should your mint leaves be crushed in a Mint Julep? According to the late Gaz Regan, the answer was a firm no, with the mint “only to serve as an aromatic garnish”. Here we check out three classic recipes from classic minds – the Mint Julep, the Old Fashioned and A La Louisiane

Dan Gregory tips his hat to DrinkBoy’s Robert Hess

“You will have plenty of drinks to mix from these pages, with the specs looking sharp and good to go for most of them. The two I have made are from Mr Hess himself. The first is Champagne Antoine, if you’re like me and sometimes love your drink bone dry then this will hit that spot.”

Applications open for Bundaberg Rum’s Raising the Bar

Apply now to unlock a share of the $11.5 million dollars put aside for Bundaberg Rum’s Raising the Bar program. The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality sector has been widespread and ‘Raising the Bar’ will directly support jobs, recovery, and innovation in the Australian hospitality industry.

Naren Young on the power of mentors

“But only recently, I felt like I’ve needed to engage others to help me in my professional and personal life. People to mentor me. Life coaches, if you will. For anything troubling on a deeper personal level, there’s always therapy. But I, like many others, are navigating an uncertain future in our industry…”

Atomic Beer Project: Gage Roads sets up in Redfern

WA’s Gage Roads Brewing Co launched the Atomic Beer Project in Sydney in late September. Housed in a renovated mid-century warehouse in the heart of Redfern, the microbrewery and Thai-inspired restaurant is a brewpub at heart.

Whisk(e)y on the Rocks: a new tasting show in Sydney this week

Running from Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 November, Sydneysiders can enjoy exploring Australia’s oldest precinct as it transforms to host incredible experiences from the world’s best whiskies thanks to Yakusan and The Rocks precinct