Bars

Akiba Canberra

Akiba Canberra

It’s high energy, it shimmers with bright lights and moves at a frenetic pace to the fast rhythm of clapping hands from the kitchen…

Monster Kitchen & Bar, Canberra

Monster Kitchen & Bar Canberra

Wander through the ground floor of Hotel Hotel in Canberra, and you’ll be hard pressed to find where the lobby ends and Monster Kitchen…

Henry Deane Hotel Palisade

Henry Deane Hotel Palisade

This is the multi-million dollar view from the balcony of Henry Deane Hotel Palisade, Sydney’s newest rooftop cocktail bar. Named after Henry Deane, the…

Cocktails

Reverse Rob Roy

How to Make the Reverse Rob Roy

The Rob Roy cocktail was created in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, New York City. Dubbed as a Scotch…

Reverse Vesper Martini

How to Make the Reverse Vesper Martini

The Reverse Vesper Martini is a variation on the Vesper Martini which was made famous by James Bond in Casino Royale. The drink reverses…

Watermelon and Coriander Margarita

Watermelon and Coriander Margarita

Summer is truly here and this means refreshing cocktails in the late afternoon just as the sun is about to set. The Watermelon and…

Spirits

Tonic Water Review

Tonic Water Review

The global gin revival has led to a rise in premium tonic waters, and with some marketing declaring that if 3/4 of the G&T…

Cherry Heering Liqueur

Cherry Heering Liqueur

When you’ve been producing a liqueur for almost 200 years and longevity is part of your heritage, you can be forgiven for keeping many…

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News

PDT at Black Pearl

PDT Pop Up at Black Pearl

New York’s famed PDT bar (Please Don’t Tell) along with its bar legends Jeff Bell and Jim Meehan are heading over to Melbourne for…

Drinks Industry Show

The Drinks Industry Show, Sydney

The inaugural Drinks Industry Show is coming to Sydney this November. Over two consecutive days, the trade-only show will be an opportunity to learn…

Spirited Awards

Spirited Awards Finalists 2015

The top 4 nomination of the Spirited Awards were announced Tuesday, June 16, 2015 which means Tales of the Cocktail is around the corner….

Latest Posts

How to Make Falernum

How to Make Falernum

A quintessential ingredient in Tiki drinks, falernum is a spiced, sweet and citrusy syrup or liqueur used to flavour rum-based tropical cocktails. What is…

Maple Whiskey Sour

Maple Whiskey Sour

With autumn well and truly settled in, it’s time to try a different take on popular classic whiskey cocktail. A riff on the classic…

How to Make Oleo Saccharum

How to Make Oleo Saccharum

Commonly used as a cocktail ingredient in the 19th century, Oleo Saccharum, which translates to “oil sugar” is making a return in cocktails. Oleo…