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Bottoms up! Brookie's Gin has launched its ready-to-drink gin and tonic
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Bottoms up! Brookie’s Gin has launched its ready-to-drink gin and tonic

Set amongst the lush rainforests of the Byron Bay hinterland is where you'll discover Cape Byron Distillery, the home of the highly awarded Brookie’s Gin. In a win for gin enthusiasts, the beloved distillery has now decided to make drinking its special spirit just a little easier with the release of its bottled Gin & Tonic with Native Finger Lime. We know what we're picking up at the bottle-o on Friday night. more

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Hey Tiger has teamed up with artist Rachael Sarra for a tastebud-tempting Mother's Day chocolate collection
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Hey Tiger has teamed up with artist Rachael Sarra for a tastebud-tempting Mother’s Day chocolate collection

Mother's Day is creeping up quickly, friends. Whilst we may often opt for the grocery store chocolate option when gift giving this time of year, we think you should try something a little bit different – but just as tasty. To help you out, Hey Tiger has teamed up with Brisbane-based artist Rachael Sarra for a limited-edition collection of chocolate bars that are just as pretty as they taste good. more

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Have a break and take a bite out of the new KitKat ice-cream stick
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Have a break and take a bite out of the new KitKat ice-cream stick

Although the weather is getting cooler, it's never not a good time for ice-cream. If you're craving a frosty treat, then there's a new kid on the block that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth – KitKat ice-cream sticks. This delicious iced dessert is the baby of Australian ice-cream maker Peters and the choc-loving folks at Nestlé, who decided to put a new spin on the classic KitKat chocolate bars – and our tastebuds are eternally grateful. more

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Dreams do come true – two cult faves combine for Cadbury's new Caramilk Marble chocolate block
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Dreams do come true – two cult faves combine for Cadbury’s new Caramilk Marble chocolate block

This time last year, we were in the midst of very uncertain times. The beloved treat slingers at Cadbury were there to comfort us through this difficult period, offering solace by reviving their iconic Marble block (bless their cotton socks). This year, the dessert kingpin has decided to up the ante for its newest creation by combining two of our favourite flavours. Please give a warm welcome to Cadbury's newest chocolate block – Caramilk Marble. more

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Bye, mother – get your homemade bread started with these nifty Sourdough Flakes
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Bye, mother – get your homemade bread started with these nifty Sourdough Flakes

Most of us tried our hands at a bit of at-home bread making last year, which resulted in some differing results – especially if we couldn't get hold of some sacred sourdough starter. While the majority of us quickly gave up on our quest for mother dough, a group of professional bakers got busy whipping up sourdough starters in flake form to make our lives (and loaves) a little easier. So, dust off the ol' apron and start heating up the oven again friends, as it's time to get baking with Sourdough Flakes. more

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Simply the zest – upgrade your cocktail with artisanal dehydrated garnishes from Sonny's Food Co.
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Simply the zest – upgrade your cocktail with artisanal dehydrated garnishes from Sonny’s Food Co.

Whenever we dive into our home bar cart and attempt to make an Insta-worthy cocktail, there always seems to be an ingredient missing. Sure, you might have the tequila, triple sec and even fresh limes to make that perfect homemade margarita but it just needs that extra oomph – and that's where Sonny's Food Co. comes in. Set to take your mixology and charcuterie-board-building skills to the next level, Sonny's offers a selection of artisanal dehydrated garnishes that will have you feeling super proud of your curated cocktail or cheese board. more

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The round-up: replenish your home bar with spirits from Southeast Queensland's best craft distilleries
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The round-up: replenish your home bar with spirits from Southeast Queensland’s best craft distilleries

If the COVID lockdowns were good for one thing, it forced us to pay more attention to our home bar situation. With local watering holes shuttered for a lengthy stretch, many of us chose to support the independent craft spirit scene by stocking up on bottles for at-home consumption. Even though the bars are back open, we're still invested in making our cocktail cart as good as it can be. Southeast Queensland's boutique distilling industry is booming right now, with many small-batch operations putting the state on the map when it comes to craft sips. We've collated a list of top-notch distilleries from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, helping you fill any gaps in your collection or encourage you to replenish depleted stocks. more


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Enjoy a taste of the outback with meat delivery service Horizon Grazing
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Enjoy a taste of the outback with meat delivery service Horizon Grazing

The scorching midday heat, the smell of bug spray mixed with sizzling snags filling the air and a grumbling tummy getting louder as the minutes tick by – a Saturday arvo barbecue is an undeniable part of the quintessential summer experience. If you’re keen to pick up the tongs one coming weekend, we suggest ordering your next bevy of barbecue bites from Horizon Grazing – a paddock-to-plate experience that’s delivering ethically raised meat straight to your door. more

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What's poppin'? Golden Gaytime popcorn, that's what
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What’s poppin’? Golden Gaytime popcorn, that’s what

There are few things etched in childhood memories quite like a Golden Gaytime ice-cream. An enduring symbol of summertime happiness, the frozen national treasure has lent its name and signature crumb to spark joy in a whole new way. Friends and fellow sugar fiends, Golden Gaytime popcorn is a thing and it's a hard yes from us. more

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Margs made mobile – liven up your event with a visit from cocktail van Margarita Margarita
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Margs made mobile – liven up your event with a visit from cocktail van Margarita Margarita

If you ask us, picking a favourite cocktail is like picking a favourite child – we couldn't possibly commit to one! Well, not everyone thinks it's a tough choice. The owners of brand-new cocktail van Margarita Margarita are making clear where their hearts lie and, to be honest, we absolutely get it. This former ice-cream van has lovingly retrofitted and transformed into a mobile dispensary of what are being touted as "the best margs ever". If you rank margaritas high on your summer sip list, then consider recruiting the services of these like-minded libation lovers for your next event. more

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Gin-gle all the way – Granddad Jack's and Tarte join forces to encapsulate the spirit (and taste) of Christmas
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Gin-gle all the way – Granddad Jack’s and Tarte join forces to encapsulate the spirit (and taste) of Christmas

Whilst it is indeed the most wonderful time of year, after everything that 2020 has brought with it you'd be forgiven for lacking a little Christmas cheer. In fact, we could probably all do with a hearty dose of merriment right about now – so gather around friends, we have some tasty news that is guaranteed to have you feeling all kinds of festive. Miami-based craft distillery Granddad Jack's has teamed up with their pals at Tarte Bakery & Cafe to imbue the spirit of Christmas in a limited-edition Pavlova-flavoured gin (and a boozy sweet treat) that has all the hallmarks of the holidays. more

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Long live goon! Level up your cardbordeaux game with these boutique boxed wines
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Long live goon! Level up your cardbordeaux game with these boutique boxed wines

There’s no point dancing around the obvious – boxed wine has a bad rep. Even reading the words “boutique cask wine” probably seems at odds with everything your youth has taught you about the humble goon sack. We’re here to tell you that vino in a box is making a seriously snazzy comeback – you can leave Goon of Fortune, Fruity Lexia (makes you sexier) and preservative hangovers of doom in the past! Some clever companies have cottoned on to the benefits of this humble Australian classic, so we’re here to walk you through the brave new world of grown-up goon. more

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The round-up: your guide to hard seltzers – the unofficial drink of summer
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The round-up: your guide to hard seltzers – the unofficial drink of summer

So, let's talk about seltzers. In particular, hard seltzers. It's pretty much being dubbed the unofficial drink of summer, but what the heck is a seltzer? It's pretty simple. It's boozy, fizzy water and it's starting to dominate the normally sugar-heavy and calorie-laden RTD market. Seltzers have been big business in America for a while, and it's now making waves in Australia, with a bunch of breweries and booze makers (from the big players to the local outfits) jumping on board to create their version of the carbonated sort-of-healthy sip. Traditionally, seltzers are 'brewed', kind of like beer, with fermented grain or rice creating the booziness – or there are some brands simply adding alcohol to fizzy water. Either way, these gluten-free, low-calorie, not-too-sweet sips are gathering steam, and it looks like they are here to stay. To help you navigate, we've popped together… more

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For your sip list – coffee guru Fonzie Abbott is dropping the sour beer of your dreams
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For your sip list – coffee guru Fonzie Abbott is dropping the sour beer of your dreams

After winning over the caffeine-loving populace with its brilliant brews, Fonzie Abbott turned its attention to brews of a different kind and launched into the craft-beer game in 2018. Since then, the crew have turned into a one-stop libation shop slinging Monday-morning hits of energy through to Sunday arvo sundowners but friends, there's a new beer on the horizon and we're told it's the stuff of dreams, sour dreams to be specific.  more

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Archie Rose and Gelato Messina have dropped a sweet series of ice-cream booze
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Archie Rose and Gelato Messina have dropped a sweet series of ice-cream booze

Do you remember the unbridled joy you felt as a kid when your mum or dad bust out the massive container of Neapolitan ice-cream from the freezer? It was the definition of happiness in a tub and whether you had a preference for the chocolate, strawberry or vanilla flavour (chocolate forever), we have some news that is going to give you all of the nostalgic feels. Sydney-based Archie Rose has joined forces with Gelato Messina to create a grown-up (read: boozy) version of the sweet treat in liquid form! more

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Big taste without big consequences – Big Drop Brewing Co. brings its low-alcohol brews to our shores
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Big taste without big consequences – Big Drop Brewing Co. brings its low-alcohol brews to our shores

In a perfect world, the advent of spring would come with an influx of social occasions rapidly filling up our social calendars. Picnics, barbecues, parties – sometimes many of these events land on the same day (there are only so many weekends to go around). When you're busy being a social butterfly, it helps having a beverage that won't have you stumbling from one soiree to the next, or too hung over for round two the next day. Big Drop Brewing Co. – one of the world's leading producers of ultra-low-alcohol craft beers – is arriving in Australia this week, debuting its heralded range of frothy beverages that are perfect for sustained summer sipping without the ensuing sore head. more