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How To: Punch

As with any yarn involving the demon drink, an accurate account of Punch's early life has long been washed away by the high tides of merriment and low tides of memory loss paired with the debilitating affects of hard living. Despite it's sketchy past, interest in the lost art of Punch making is returning to bars the world over. Coupled with and authoritative work on the subject by drinks historian David Wondrich and you mightn't be wrong in assuming that Punch is seeing a full blown comeback.
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Cocktail Experiment – The Martini

What is it that makes a Martini? You'd have to think along the lines that the traditional slant is gin and vermouth mixed together and served neat in a chilled glass.
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Vodka Cocktails

A selection of delectable drafts from November's Vodka Spirit Profile in Bartender magazine
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Shady Pines Saloon takes on Scotch & Malt Whisky

Not far removed from a hidden whisky smugglers bothy, Shady Pines eeks out it's existence in a backstreet on the corner of Crown and Oxford Street, Sydney and is developing a cult following all week round.
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Gin Cocktails

A selection of tempting gin cocktails from December's Bartender magazine.
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Rum Cocktails

Rum is making a serious stamp on the modern cocktail scene and aficionados on the wonderful liquid are not short to be found, either behind the bar or in front of it.
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Absinthe Cocktails

Needing some inspiration for absinthe cocktails? Check out these concoctions from October's Bartender magazine.