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Cocktail Friday

I do wonder if you could call the classic Harvey Wallbanger a breakfast cocktail? With orange juice, this old favourite is said to have been invented by bartender Donato “Duke” Antone for surfer Tom Harvey. The result, well, the cocktail is named the “Harvey Wallbanger” so we’ll let you take a guess!This mix of orange

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Palm Springs themed party drinks

A long-awaited holiday to Palm Springs began with a welcome drink that we instantly fell in love with – the Spiced Margarita!This amazing little desert town, and it’s Mexican influenced cocktails and nibbles, left us yearning to share the Palm Springs experience with our friends when we returned to Brisbane. And so, the Palm Springs

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If I ever had to think of a cocktail that reminded me of all things urban, it has to be the classic Cosmopolitan!Made famous during the Sex and the City era, this cocktail reminds me of a night out with friends, plenty of dancing and so many city lights. The cranberry and lime make this

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This is a drink we serve in late winter or early spring. Most people don’t know this but the best time of year for citrus is the cooler months. Same as oysters but that’s a different story! In 2016, we started working with finger limes and playing with different citrus-based cocktails. This one is a

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With us all getting gritty for The City Issue, we knew our cocktail selection for the month had to follow suit. So today, we’re honouring the classic, the beauty, the favourite- The Manhattan cocktail!. Made with bourbon whiskey and vermouth, this cocktail is strong, decadent and packs its own kind of special punch.Originating in the

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The great cities of the world have inspired many a tasty cocktail. The Manhattan, the Osaka Dry, the Parisian, the famous Singapore Sling and of course, the Moscow Mule. (I’m getting all sorts of Russki husky vibes.) And it would appear our dear leader, Ms Polka, certainly has a thing for this refreshing and vodka-laced

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We all remember the cocktails of our youth, the first cocktails we ever tried, the cocktail that reminds us of our dad, the cocktail that we shared on that amazing night out. So as a part of The Memories issue, we’re travelling back in time to a memory-making cocktail of our very own Ms Stripey.The

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Back in the summertime, I spent a weekend at a friend’s place in Echuca, where we sat all day on a boat, drinking whiskey sours and jumping into the river. My friend Declan makes amazing cocktails and taught me his tricks for making a killer whiskey sour while we were there, which has quickly become my

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pink cocktails

If, like me, you are partial to a glass (or two) of bubbly, and also appreciate a refreshing cocktail on a sunny day, this is one you will enjoy! These loves of mine combined when we recently hosted a pink themed gathering (pre-isolation days, of course).The highlight of the drinks menu was undoubtedly Jamie’s signature

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I know, I know. Summer is well and truly over. And my isolation cabin fever has well and truly set in. But all this talk of Byron Bay, boho bridal and beautiful balmy beaches has made me thirsty for a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail. And hell yes, “I love Pina Coladas… ”Inspired by the

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As we celebrate a month-long Byron Bay mood, we have to acknowledge, one of the best parts about Byron Bay? The food! And so, we had to pay homage to one of the most delicious restaurants that is always a must-visit for holiday moments, Chupa Cabra!Today we’re making our take on their famous frozen passionfruit

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For The Byron Bay Issue we naturally head to the sublime Byron venue of Raes on Wategos to seek their cocktail expertise to share with you today. Raes is a bit of a dream wedding destination for sophisticates as you can book out the entire boutique hotel for a whole weekend of celebrations. They can

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Oreo Dream

Easter might officially be over, however if you are anything like the team here at Polka Dot Bride, your thirst for chocolate is far from! Our friends Jamie and Cara at Brisbane City Celebrants are also refusing to let the sugar rush and sweet times come to an end and so have bought us their

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To me, an utterly Byron Bay inspired drink (because you know, Byron Bay issue and all) is a classic gin and tonic. Balmy afternoons with bare feet are all about tall icy drinks after all. But today, we’re taking a little twist on this old favourite – by using a special brew from an amazing

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Being at home at the moment means nights out at trendy bars are off the cards for a while. So this Cocktail Friday, rather than bringing you a tantalising creation from one of our county’s finest cocktail bars or eateries (that we cannot wait to get back to!) we have put together a round up

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