There are several things that make for a good party. A great guest list is the most important. Music comes second. Then comes the offerings. After who was flirting with whom, the next thing people will discuss or remember is what they ate or drank. We've come up with a handy list of batched drinks here. We've also come up with a few ideas of how to turn a gathering into an party for the ages without breaking a sweat.
We all know equipment used in the preparation of cocktails is the stuff of magic. A regular Joe steps behind a bar, nothing unusual there, then they pick up a cocktail shaker. Suddenly they are 30 per cent more attractive and 90 per cent more useful at a party. What is this voodoo? It's quite simple. It's the cocktail effect. Everything and everyone is better at cocktail hour. However, there are some rules to using that shaker. Here's how you too can make yourself indispensable at a party.
Ah, summer holidays, that special time of year when it’s completely acceptable to drink bubbles with breakfast, or pour yourself a second, third – neigh fourth G&T before dinner. Unbutton your pants, dear reader, because since we’re on this summertime boozy bandwagon we’ve unearthed some brilliant ideas for working that bottle of Signature Dry or Distiller’s Strength Gin, Original Vodka or your favourite whisky into your festive food menu, too. Hungry?
When it came to sourcing the ingredients for our Summer Gin Project botanicals, we were up against a whole new set of challenges. But hard work and a little imagination, as we discovered, can lead to great rewards.
This list is a little dishonest. For starters the greatest whisky drink is a nip of whisky. Served neat in a glass designed for the purpose. But if we want to look at the whisky drinks worth mixing there are a few contenders for greatest whisky cocktail of all time.
Distilled with fourteen traditional and native Australian botanicals, Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin is an incredibly unique spirit. Founder, Will Edwards gets a little geeky and shares some of the stories behind making the gin.