Sydney Bar Week is less than five weeks away, and on Sunday the 17th of September, Bacardi is bringing some of Australia's best bartenders together in a BACARDÍ Classics Softball battle of the states.
Here, Sam Egerton demonstrates through his Grilled Peach Prosciutto using Auchentoshan American Oak how Charlie Parker’s explores experiential, emotive and sustainable drinks concepts within their menu.
These 10 bartenders will battle it out at the Australian preliminary final of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge
island2island has completed its search for Australia’s top 10 bartenders to compete in the Preliminary Final of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.
The list at new Geelong bar The 18th Amendment features a Hall of Fame section, in which they highlight some modern classic recipes from influential bartenders of the last two decades — Audrey Saunders' Old Cuban and Dale DeGroff's Anejo Highball are just two examples from the opening list.
Fancy picking yourself up a trip to the Woodford Reserve distillery in Kentucky? Then you're going to want to enter the Woodford Reserve Cocktail Challenge.
There's no event quite like the Indie Spirits Tasting, and it rolls into Sydney in just five weeks time during Sydney Bar Week. Here's the killer stats: there's some 150-plus brands that will be available to taste on the day at Restaurant Hubert, with some 45 exhibitors and 25 — yep, count 'em — Australian distilleries being represented on the day.
When you're a busy venue like El Loco, you want to be able to crunch out great tasting drinks with minimum fuss, and that's what this Jalapeño Margarita is all about.
Green is what you get with this simple verdita recipe: lime, pineapple, mint and a good whack of coriander blended together with some green jalapeño chilli.
"For me, starting a bourbon style distillery in Australia was always going to be a challenge but being a bourbon drinker, my passion was for the classic American style spirit. In addition, bourbon is the biggest selling spirit in Australia albeit monopolised by Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Wild Turkey. Add all this up with the industries “craft distillery” surge, the opportunities are there for us."
The 200th issue is now available to download to your iOS device. In this issue, we hear from Ramblin' Rascal's Cherish Royal Wilkie (a finalist for Rookie of the Year this year); get tips from Charlie Lehmann, Hayden Lambert and Jenna Hemsworth on working with sweetness in drinks; learn how you can score that ambassador gig; and we check in with Nathan Beasley and Chris Hysted-Adams on the 15th birthday of venerable Melbourne bar, Black Pearl — and much more.