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Cocktails at Melbourne's Above Board

A step-by-step guide by Hayden Lambert to four of his Above Aboard classics.

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Black Fashioned

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Vasilis Kyritsis at The Clumsies in Athens, Greece.

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Sydney City Guide

Bartenders in the briefest of shorts, frosted beer taps pronouncing sub-zero temperatures and a figurative flood of whiskey apples and Espresso Martinis

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19 Best No-Equipment Cocktails

No shaker, no problem. Knock these cocktails up in the glass with minimal fuss or washing up – just add ice and you’re good to go.

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20 best alternatives to a G&T

With the 100s of new gin distilleries that have sprung up and the numerous variations of tonic, there are now thousands of possible different combinations

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Nine Cocktails for Any Spring Occasion

Tentative toes are in the ocean, smoothie bowls are making a comeback on menus and social feeds are starting to stack up with smug Australians showing

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High King

Adapted from a recipe created by Joaquín Simón at Pouring Ribbons in New York City, USA.

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Four Mezcals You Should Try at Cantina OK!

Cantina OK! is a Micro Mezcal Mecca. Its shelves are stocked with hand sourced, hand imported, hand-made agave spirits and its Margaritas are served with

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Melbourne, Maybe? Raises $14k For Melbourne Bars

Each Sunday for six weeks, Adelaide bar Maybe Mae transformed itself into Melbourne, Maybe?, a pop-up with a cause. Its task was to sell drinks from Melbourne's

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Six Actions To Ensure Melbourne’s Bar Scene Survives

Wondering how one of the country’s most independent and creative bar scenes can recover from lockdown? With a little help from the government – that’s

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The Symphony No.2

Adapted from a recipe created circa 2010-15 by Misja Vorstermans in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, originally based on Bols Genever.

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Never Never Triple Juniper Gin

Never Never's signature Triple Juniper Gin made by firstly steeping juniper in neutral spirit for 24 hours. This infusion if filtered and fresh juniper

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Four Unusual Whiskies You’ll Find at The Baxter Inn

The shelves behind the bar are packed, the whisky room is full of incredibly rare bottlings and the list – with drams from Ireland, Australia, American,

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Six Cocktails You Can Drink To Help Melbourne

Several independent bars are delivering across state lines - meaning you can now help these small businesses by having delicious cocktails sent to your

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Inside the Last Days of Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey London, Soho's Poland Street, with its blank purple façade, will cease to exist on 26th September 2020. It's been there 18 years, which is

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Chivas Regal Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry Cask

Released in July 2020 and aged or 13 years in oloroso sherry seasoned casks, this blended Scotch whisky is one of four releases in the Chivas Extra 13

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Sunflower

Adapted from a recipe created in 2008 by Sam Ross at Milk & Honey, New York City, USA.

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New-look Jäger to Raise Funds for Nightlife Industry

You may have noticed a different looking bottle of Jägermeister on the shelves of your local BWS or Dan Murphy’s lately. This isn’t a new flavour

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Aviation Cocktail

The Aviation is a classic gin-based cocktail which is shaken and served straight-up. It is basically a Gin Sour but with lemon juice sourness balanced

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Covid Cases In Bars: Have Our Media Got It Wrong?

A Covid-positive person walks into a bar… but there’s no punchline. Instead a quickly evolving timeline starts to unfurl, with the bar’s management

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Pandemic stories: A British bartender in Melbourne

With no job-keeper or job-seeker to fall back on, LEWIS COOKE has had to rely on the hospitality industry to keep him afloat. Here's how the pandemic looks

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About Us: Difford's Guide in Australia

Your local team here in Australia, reviewing bars, listing cocktails and featuring Aussie talent.

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Maybe Mae supports Melbourne bars with Sunday pop-ups

Adelaide bar Maybe Mae will be selling cocktails from six Melbourne bars in a weekly Sunday night pop-up to help direct funds back to the locked-down city,

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Cocktails by Adelaide's Maybe Mae

A step-by-step guide to two of Maybe Mae's iconic cocktails - the Spiced Crusta and the Crystal Collins.