We love a good cocktail Friday, and with the cold weather of Winter here, and all things black and white on our minds, this creamy, spicy concoction from our friends at  Showtime Events Group is pretty much heaven sent. Whip up tonight, and add it to the menu on your wedding day (imagine serving this one as an alternative to espresso martini on the dance floor!)

The Melbourne Star, created by our Operations Supervisor Declan, is like winter in a glass — and it’s super fun to create at home!

You’ll need:

1 shot of espresso

30ml spiced rum

15ml gingerbread syrup

Skimmed milk (to fill your serving glass)

Cinnamon dust, star anise, coffee beans for garnish


  1. Add coffee, syrup and spiced rum to your glass.
  2. Pour over your warmed milk (warm in the microwave, over a hot pot, or via steamer).
  3. Top with garnishes and ta-da — a toasty (and tasty) at-home cocktail.

About Showtime Event Group: Our award winning venue boasts spectacular views of Melbourne’s city skyline and is superbly positioned along the Yarra River on South Wharf. Our venue has retained heritage features with a vibrant mix of  raw industrial vibe and in-built charm whilst incorporating current and stylish contemporary design to create a modern, open space.