Melbourne Cup's Most Fashionable Drinks

The Melbourne Cup is not just in Melbourne this year, it will be held right around the country and the world.

Ok, well yes, technically it is still being held in Melbourne. However, with no crowd attending thanks to old mate COVID, we have no doubt venues will be making the most of bringing the full atmosphere of the Melbourne Cup to them.

And what’s a Melbourne Cup without fashion, food, and of course a beverage(s) to quench your thirst.

Here are our top 5 most fashionable drinks that will be a must for any venue this Melbourne Cup.

French 75
Venture away from a classic sparkling and mix it up with a French 75 cocktail.

– 30ml Gin
– 15ml fresh lemon juice
– 15ml simple syrup
– 90ml sparkling wine

– Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a shaker with ice and shake well.
– Strain into a champagne flute
– Top with sparkling wine
– Garnish with a lemon twist


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Add some of your favourite berries or fruit to your gin and tonic and you’ve got the perfect summer beverage!
Check out some these takes on the classic G&T.

Gin and tonic

Aperol Spritz
An Aperol Spritz is always a winner, it’s delicious, bright and refreshing!

– 90ml Prosecco
– 60ml Aperol
– 30ml soda water
– Orange Slice

– Add ice in a wine glass and pour over Aperol, prosecco and soda water (in that order)
– Garnish with a slice of orange


Craft Beer
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