Forget the Martini. If James Bond had spent less time on the Continent and more time in Mexico, this would probably have been his drink of choice – smoky, inscrutable, and smoulderingly sexy.

Pisco punch

Pisco has its roots in Peru, but shake it up with pineapple juice and it’ll get the party started anywhere. This punch recipe is from Ivy Mix’s book Spirits of Latin America.


An Australian twist on the classic negroni from Fleet’s Robert Mudge, uses Brookie’s macadamia liqueur in place of the sweet vermouth. For a drink to wrap up the year, this one has got our name on it.

Good Enough Gatsby

If The Great Gatsby is about decadence, excess and the pursuit of the American dream, then Good Enough Gatsby is the cocktail the world needs at the end of 2020. We’ll drink to that!

Our man in Havana

Graham Greene himself would have nodded ‘yes’ to this ballsy drink, named after his satirical spy novel. Serve it poolside with a round of the biggest, fattest Cuban cigars you can get your hands on.

Gunga Din

Gunga Din is a Rudyard Kipling poem set in British India, and the flavours here – London dry gin, lime, cardamom – hark back to the days of the Raj. The pineapple-top garnish? Outrageous Pacific island fun!

Laxtons Gage

Languid summer afternoons in a lawn chair, croquet in the garden, a dip in the pool – bring a little of the English summer to your new year with this most English of sparkling gin-based mocktails.

How to make Batch Dry Martinis for a party

“A sacred contract between a bartender and a customer” is how Harriet Leigh, of Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co, describes the Martini. And what could be better than one perfect Martini? A whole batch. Harriet Leigh shows the way.

Blood of our Enemies

Michael Chiem balances bittersweet blood orange rind with the sweet anise notes of an Australian-made aquavit to create this beautiful spring cocktail. At PS40 it’s served in a custom ceramic vessel, but any chilled clear coupette will work perfectly.


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