Bars

Black Market Canberra

Black Market Canberra

Black Market is the new bar by the team from Canberra’s speakeasy Molly and the Cuban-themed The Highball Express. Tucked away beneath A.Baker in…

Tonic Lane Neutral Bay

Tonic Lane Neutral Bay

In case you thought gin’s popularity has reached its peak, Tonic Lane, a new gin-focussed bar has opened in Sydney’s Neutral Bay. Tonic Lane…

Cobbler Brisbane

Cobbler Brisbane

Cobbler in Brisbane’s West End is one of those cocktail and whisky bars you must seek on your first visit to Brisbane. There’s no…

Cocktails

The Tipperary Cocktail Recipe

The Tipperary Cocktail Recipe

The Tipperary Cocktail is an equal parts cocktail that dates back to pre-Prohibition. The cocktail combines Irish culture with European influence, namely Irish whiskey…

Hanky Panky Cocktail

Hanky Panky Cocktail Recipe

The Hanky Panky cocktail is a pre-Prohibition cocktail created by Ada Coleman, history’s most famous female bartender. The Hanky Panky is referenced in The…

Spirits

Korean Traditional Alcohol

Essential Guide to Korean Traditional Alcohol

There’s more to Korean traditional alcohol than soju, considered the world’s most heavily consumed liquor. What is Korean Traditional Alcohol Sul, or Korean traditional…

Essential Guide to Baijiu

Essential Guide to Baijiu

Baijiu for beginners: what is baijiu, how is baijiu made, and more importantly, how does it taste and can it be used in cocktails….

HSE Black Sheriff Agricole Rum

HSE Black Sheriff Agricole Rum

From Habitation Saint-Etienne in Martinique, HSE Black Sheriff Agricole Rum is a is a blend of three-to-four-year old rum aged in bourbon barrels. Established…

People

Andrea Gualdi

Meet the Bartender: Andrea Gualdi

An affair of the heart opened up the world of cocktails to Andrea Gualdi of Maybe Frank in Sydney’s Surry Hills. In this interview,…

Essential Guides

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How to / DIY Projects

How to Make Grenadine

How to Make Grenadine

Grenadine is a cocktail modifier that gained popularity in the late 19th century. Taking its name from the pomegranate, the fruit from which its…

News

New Bars September 2016

New Bars September 2016

Our monthly round-up for September 2016 of new and upcoming bars including bar news. The Speakeasy Group (Eau de Vie, The Roosevelt, EDV Melbourne,…

New Bars August 2016

New Bars August 2016

Our monthly round-up for August 2016 of new and upcoming bars including bar news. Cuban-themed bar Hacienda has opened in Pullman Quay Grand Sydney…

Spirited Awards 2016

Winners of the Spirited Awards 2016

The winners of Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards for 2016 were just announced in New Orleans with the World’s Best Cocktail Bar going…

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…