By Sven Almenning Sven is the owner of the Speakeasy Group, and operates Eau de…
With leading bars in both Melbourne and Sydney, the guys from Eau de Vie certainly know a thing or two about cocktails. You can now get your hands on a bit of that knowledge by way of their new cocktail book, Shaken & Stirred, Flamed & Thrown: Cocktails Done the Eau de Vie Way.
Not ones for resting on their considerable laurels, the award-winning Eau de Vie is releasing their very own brand of small batch bottled cocktails. It’s something that has been on the cards for a while, according to owner Sven Almenning.
Overnight in London Drinks International’s World 50 Best Bars 2013 was unveiled, with a strong showing for a number of Aussie bars. Melbourne’s The Black Pearl took out the title of Best Bar in Australasia and came in at number seven on the list, followed by The Baxter Inn at number 8…
This is an old fashioned preparation. In this day and age, with fruit being snap-frozen, shipped around the globe and available all year round, preserving fruit is an old idea. But there’s something to be said for the old ways.
When I first began in this industry and started frequenting cocktail bars I was never overly impressed with the food offering, if indeed there was one at all. Eating elsewhere and then arriving at your cocktail drinking destination was simply what was done. Over the past few years I have noticed a massive swing in venues specialising in cocktails and offering great food selections (or indeed improving upon their existing), even to the quality of top restaurants.