NEWS: Rekorderlig Pomegranate, Electrolux Appetite for Excellence, Solerno, Haymans Sloe Gin, Joy of Coffee & more

This week’s news round up includes Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Winners, Joy of Coffee at Sydney Airport, Solerno Blood Orange Cocktails, Rekorderlig Pomegranate, The Unicorn and Easy Tiger and Haymans Sloe Gin at the Rook.

2014 Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Winners

The Electrolux Appetite for Excellence 2014 winners were announced on Monday 11 August in Melbourne.

Electrolux Australian Young Chef 2014
Winner: George Tomlin, 23, The Town Mouse (Victoria)
Runner Up: Jake Kellie, 23, The Commoner (Victoria)
Highly Commended: Hanz Gueco, 25, Cafe Paci (New South Wales)

Electrolux Australian Young Waiter 2014
Winner: Gerald Ryan, 25, Brae (Victoria)
Runner Up: Brooke Adey, 24, Chianti Classico (South Australia)
Highly Commended: Shanteh Wong, 29, Quay (New South Wales)

Electrolux Australian Young Restaurateur 2014
Winner: Troy Rhoades-Brown, 29, Muse Restaurant (New South Wales)

Rekorderlig Pomegranate

Rekorderlig Cider has released a new flavour to celebrate summer. Rekorderlig Pomegranate is a delicious addition to the Rekorderlig family has been created specifically with the Australian palate in mind. Rekorderlig Pomegranate is a blend of crisp pear cider with pomegranate, has a summer fruit fragrance. Best served over ice with a wedge of lime for a fresh summer taste.

Haymans Sloe Gin at The Rook

The Rook hosted their monthly Juniper Society meeting, this time with Haymans Sloe Gin presented by Gee David of Southtrade.The Thorny Rose cocktail was served on arrival, a tasty mix of Haymans Sloe Gin, rose, Campari and vermouth. This was followed by a G&T with a difference, made with Haymans Sloe Gin, clove and hazelnut tonic.

Haymans Sloe Gin
Haymans Sloe Gin with Clove & Hazelnut Tonic

Joy of Coffee at Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is celebrating the Joy of Coffee during August showcasing specialty coffee drinks and treats at T1 and T2, and giving customers a chance to win a trip to the world’s coffee capital, Rome by uploading a photo of their perfect cup of coffee at Sydney Airport to the app on the airport’s Facebook page.

Specialty coffee drinks include Sparkling long black (Danks Street Depot – T1 and Caviar House & Prunier – T1), Affogato (Quikshots – T2, MoVida – T2, Rossini – T1, Gelateria – T1 and Bar Coluzzi – T1)Coconut mocha, (Toby’s Estate – T2) and Chai-cino (Viaggio – T1).

Solerno Blood Orange Cocktails

Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur is celebrating the Australian blood orange season which runs between August and October. Solerno is made exclusively on the island of Sicily, and is delicious to sip on ice, topped with Prosecco or in a Margarita. Produced by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, also the creator of Hendrick’s Gin, Solerno is versatile as a base spirit (at 40% ABV) as well as a modifying sweetener. It goes well in modern interpretations of classic cocktails, original creations, and Italian inspired aperitivi.

The Unicorn and Easy Tiger Fresh New Nights

The Unicorn in Paddington and sister small bar, Easy Tiger, will be launching into spring with a number of new nights starting this Wednesday with Folklore, and moving onto Roller Dog Thursdays and brand spanking new club night, Cheval Noir, that will offer something for every reveller. Live music night, MEOW, will continue at Easy Tiger on Friday nights and on Saturdays, The Unicorn will remain the place to party into the weekend with DJs and a party that continues until 3am, no lockout.

Recent Reviews

In case you missed them, our recent reviews of Lucio’s in Paddington, Sullivans Cove Whisky, Sydney’s Best Japanese Restaurants and Mr Tipply’s.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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