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Cocktail Friday

Happy New Year, Dotties! I hope you have had a marvellous break and love is in the summer air. How is it almost February? To me, summer means cocktails. Lots of cocktails! And I can personally vouch for the following three summery, icy, colourful and fruity delights featured on our Cocktail Friday segment. These have

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With the festive season well and truly upon us, it’s the perfect time to enjoy good food, good company and great cocktails! So today I’m serving up the festive flavoured cocktails.As a big believer in theming the drink menu and cocktails to the occasion, here are my two top pics to get the festivities off

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I don’t know about you, but how on Earth it’s “beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” is beyond me! 2020 has been a wild ride, but here in Australia we are so blessed to be looking forward to a (relatively) normal Christmas, celebrating with the friends and family we love. And what says, “Welcome

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Not going to lie, it’s tricky coming up with cocktails for The Cocktail Issue. There is so much pressure to come up with something amazing for such a special issue. But I think we’ve done it. Well, at least for my taste we’ve done it!I have discovered more and more, that lemon in cocktails or

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We’re celebrating The Cocktail Issue throughout November, so really, we’re going to have to honour that with cocktails, right? Today, we’re playing off an old combination that we adore and is utterly celebratory.The much loved South Australian folk at winery Grant Burge sent us over their Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé and we knew, this was

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As a Melbournian emerging from a long and challenging lockdown, it a little extra sweet that November happens to be Cocktail Month on Polka Dot Bride. Because goodness knows I’m having a few this weekend. Melbourne venues have done it tough to say the least. But their doors are now open and it is time

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Throughout The Elopement Issue, we’ve been diving into all the ways you can make your elopement not just special, but your own and for us? That includes elopement worthy, and elopement friendly cocktails and today, we’re pretty excited for this one!We were delighted when Grant Burge, one of Australia’s favourite names offered up a bottle

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The Elopement Issue is all about how you can make your own elopement not just happen, but happen with style and so of course, cocktail Friday has to follow suit! We’ve come up with a few fun drinks you can take along to celebrate your nuptials that are tasty, transportable and easy!Today, it’s all about

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The Sparkle Issue has made us dig out everything glittery and twinkly and quite frankly, what could be better than prosecco topped with edible gold leaf? Today’s cocktail requires both, and as official taste testers for this one, I advise you that this is just the cocktail your summer wedding needs. It’s refreshing, it’s delicious

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This refreshing and beautifully garnished cocktail is the perfect addition to post-ceremony drinks or welcome drinks at The Farm. Its refreshing nature keeps guests cool during the warmer months while letting them celebrate in style in a stunning outdoor setting. Rosey Posey You Will Need: 30ml Parfait Amour Liqueur 30ml rosewater 15ml lemon juice Soda

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Bubbles are one of our favourite bases for cocktails and it is a must for The Sparkle Issue. Today, we’re combining two of my favourite things- champagne and ginger. There is no fuss to this cocktail, but if you use a good ginger beer, it adds a little spice, a little kick to your otherwise

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Do you know the one “sparkly” thing I love more than a diamond? An effervescent, delicious glass of champagne. After all, what says “It’s time to celebrate” more than a glass of freshly poured bubbles? In honour of our September Sparkle Issue, we have rounded up five of Polka Dot Made‘s favourite fruity, fun and

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As we begin our farewell to The Local Issue, there is one last hurrah we wanted to share- a twist on my favourite ever cocktail, the negroni!There is something epic about a negroni, it hits you in the face and it has, as we say in our house “bags of flavour”. The bitter orange, the

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When it comes to The Local issue, there is no doubt, this month, Victoria is doing it a little tough. So we decided, it needed its own special cocktail to send a little sunshine its way. And what could be more Melbourne than a coffee laden cocktail? We found this recipe from the cold brew

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Image: Gold & Grit PhotographyLooks like a regular espresso martini right? Wrong! Rather than a vanilla sugar syrup we have upped the ante and replaced it with a wattleseed sugar infusion!Wattleseed is a fantastic addition to this classic as it has a nutty, roasted coffee aroma already but also adds touches of sweet spice, raisins

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