The gin to have when you’re not having a gin

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With mindful March just around the corner, there are those who are trying to be a little healthier and more balanced by reducing their alcohol intake for the month. Then are those who are giving up alcohol all together for a variety of reasons. And then there are those good, responsible humans who regularly nominate […]

Recipe: Blood orange Negroni cocktail

Fratelli Fresh Negroni cocktail drink Sydney 2

Sure, the classic Negroni is a winner and has been for hundreds of years; ut have you tried a blood orange one? There’s a new gin out there by Whitley Neil that’s all about heroing flash flavours like rhubarb & ginger, blood orange and pink grapefruit. So, by using any one of them in the […]

Top cocktails to make using Tia Maria

Tia Maria and cocktails on the bar while a bartender works behind

Aaaah, the 80’s. What a decade to celebrate. Not only was it famous for power suits, shoulder pads, big hair and awesome music like George Michael – it was also about this time the very first Espresso Martini recipe was created using Tia Maria. Yes, the Espresso Martini is over 40 years old – believe […]

Recipe: Protein breakfast ‘brekkie’ bowl with Bulk Nutrients

Bulk Nutrients brekkie bowl

Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 serves (50g) Bulk Nutrients Egg Breakfast 1-1 1/2c cooked quinoa (approx.200g) 3 stalks of kale 6 mushrooms 6 cherry tomatoes 2 tbsp pine nuts spring onion bean shoots Method: 1. Cook the quinoa. We cooked ours in vegetable stock to add the flavours. 2. Heat a pot and add in some […]

Cocktail recipe: Patron Tequila coconut cucumber margarita

Patron margarita

Patrón Coconut Cucumber Margarita A light and refreshing margarita that puts a refreshing twist on the classic with cucumber and coconut water. Ingredients: 45ml Patrón Silver  60ml Coconut water  15ml Fresh lime juice  15ml Simple syrup 7 thin slices of cucumber, 3 for garnish Method: Combine all ingredients except garnish in a cocktail shaker and […]

4 Longbranch whisky cocktail recipes

Wild Turkey longbranch

Because spring means drinks and drinks are good, make these using the latest Wild Turkey Longbranch. Longbranch Plumwood Old Fashioned Ingredients Wild Turkey Longbranch Smoked Plumwood Liquor, Bitters How to make Pour 50ml of Longbranch into a mixing glass with 10ml of Smoked Plumwood Liquor and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters Fill the mixing glass with ice […]

Absolut Love cocktail strawberry and basil vodka soda

Strawberry Basil Absolut Love

Because gay is good and now there’s a love bottle by Absolut to prove it, called Absolut Drop, here’s a cocktail just for you. Catch is: You’ve gotta make it with Absolut Drop otherwise it doesn’t count. Go forth and drink in good equality, friends. Serves: 1 Prep time: 5 minutes   Ingredients 30mL Absolut Vodka 100ml […]

Recipe: Cone Bay barramundi with mango & kiwi salsa and breole tutter

Shoal Bay Barramundi

Want a getaway, but don’t have the time? Sorted. Shoal Bay Country Club is bringing the goods from its far away lands to us with the chef sharing has shared his secrets on how to bring a Shoal Bay beachside evening, to your very own dining room. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 (220gm) […]

Recipe: Diced wagyu beef with black pepper

Wagyu beef pepper sauce

Winter is here, which means hearty red meat dishes with no guilt. Yes! Try this wagyu beef recipe with pepper sauce by the masterminds at Chefs Gallery to keep you going. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 500g Wagyu beef, sinew removed and diced into small cubes (2cm x 2cm x 2cm) […]

Not-so-naughty protein cake pops with Bulk Nutrients supplements

Chocolate cake pops

Winter means comfort food and nothing says “comfort” quite like cake-on-a-stick, right? Cake pops came about a few years ago and haven’t gone anywhere, but instead, changed to accommodate the awesome things you can now do with healthier alternatives like chocolate flavoured protein powder by the likes of Australian brand Bulk Nutrients. Here’s how to […]

Recipe: Ben & Jerry’s vegan coconut seven layer bar cupcakes

Ben Jerrys cupcake ice cream

Everyone is all about the healthy alternative these days and rightfully so – food can be so good, but so bad! So, in-keeping with tidings, Ben & Jerry’s has decided to make their own move into the ‘better for you’ space with their delicious non-dairy vegan offering that does the same thing as before – […]

The Absolut Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras official cocktail has come out

Absolut sparkle cocktail

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has descended on Sydney and this year; it’s big! The 40th anniversary of the parade that took the city by storm, and since, the world, celebrating equality, same-love and acceptance – and just a damn good time. So to celebrate, Absolut Vodka have again taken the lead on […]