Celebrate Christmas cheer with a Taylor’s Port cocktail

Traditionally an after-dinner drink, port is enjoying a new lease of life with a younger generation as an aperitif – and Taylor’s Port is leading the way, says Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas....

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Sugar-free Orange & Raspberry G&T recipe

Fancy a little gin cocktail but watching your waistline? We’ve got a fantastic sugar-free G&T recipe just for you…

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George Clooney’s favourite summer cocktail

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious cocktail with friends! Try this new Kiwi Mint cocktail recipe – courtesy […]

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5 simple summer cocktail syrups

My favourite syrups that can be used to create spectacular summer sodas and cocktails. By Paul Lowe   Rose Garden […]

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Tia Popcorn Frappe

50ml Tia Maria coffee liqueur Double Shot Espresso 50ml Milk 20ml Popcorn Syrup Fresh popcorn Pour the Tia Maria, espresso, […]

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Mount Gay Swizzle

A classic tiki drink using signature flavours of vanilla and coconut with addition of cherry. Perfect for sipping on those long afternoons down at the beach.

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In Bloom

In Bloom blends sakura-infused Roku gin, lychee liqueur, lime juice, lychees, cherry and sakura flower syrup to create an unmissable cocktail.

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Japanese Cobbler

This cocktail combines Shiso Umeshu, Ketel One Citroen, sakura syrup, yuzu juice and cherry blossom water creating a beautifully fragrant tipple.

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Art Of The Cask

Ingredients  37.5ml Glenmorangie Lasanta 12.5ml Bénédictine 20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 10ml sugar syrup 1 dash Angostura Bitters 1 dash […]

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Drop of the Week: Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2017

This Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2017 has an abundance of bright red fruits, and lifted floral aromas, with a touch of savouriness.

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Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Start the day with an easy and delicious Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie Bowl.

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Vitamin C Smoothie

Keep a winter cold at bay with this Vitamin C Smoothie, it’s sure to give your immunity a boost.

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Drop of the Week: Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017 has a beautiful aroma of grapefruit, mango, passionfruit and melon.

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Artisan Cocktail from Luke Whearty

Forget chefs, barmen are the new rock stars of the taste world. From Cape Town to Singapore and back down under, globe-trotting Australian Luke Whearty leads the pack. Why not try your hand at one of Luke’s artisan cocktails?

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Remember The Grain

Remember The Grain is a warming cocktail which contains notes of salted caramel, a touch of honey and white pepper, it finishes salty-sweet.

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Drop of The Week: 2016 Tohu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Situated in the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley vineyard these slow ripening grapes allow for optimum flavour development which leads to a delicately layered Pinot Noir.

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Vermouth Brings the Funk

Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, has come into vogue over the past few years, with different brands popping up all over the place. Finding a good brand is key and I always prefer to use the unflavoured varieties, as the flavoured ones tend to mask the other ingredients in a drink. Dolin Blanc is a light vermouth with a floral finish that gives the coconut water a lift.

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I wrote this cocktail in 2014, when we discovered the local fruit and veg’ shop was selling fresh turmeric. If you haven’t used it before, it is incredible, with a huge amount of flavour, spice and colour. I served this cocktail at my wedding this year and it was, without a doubt, the most popular cocktail of the day.

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Melbourne Fruit Cup

Classically made with Pimms – a gin-based aperitif sweetened and flavoured with herbs – fruit cups, also known as summer cups, can be made simply with gin and vermouth, like this version.

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Drop of the Week: Toi Toi Central Otago Clutha Pinot Noir 2017

Rooted in the Clutha Valley, Toi Toi’s Pinot Noir glimmers ruby red and has youthful purple hues. This wine has ripe cherry and plum aromas with subtle oak and earthy notes.

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Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

For a warming red try the award winning Winemakers Reserve blend which is deeply coloured with aromatics hinting at black fruit including cherries, spice and smoke.

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Barossa wine at its best

Generations of winemaking has gone into producing yet another fabulous Grant Burge Wines vintage – the Filsell Shiraz 2016. Chief winemaker […]

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Tropical Cocktail

Embrace the flavours of summer with our refreshing Tropical Cocktail.

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Royal Wedding Cocktail Party

The upcoming royal wedding is the perfect excuse to gather your nearest and dearest for a cocktail party where the drinks are flowing and finger food’s are devoured.

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Peach Bellini

The subtle combination of sweet peach and dry prosecco will get your tastebuds moving.

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