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Vermouth Spritz Recipe

The sessionable cocktail light on the alcohol and impossible to mess up. Pairs excellent with food (especially Italian tapas).

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How to Get Your Mum Something She Will Actually Love This Mothers Day

Forget the flowers and handmade cards, this Mothers Day (Sunday, 14th May) get your mum something she will actually love!

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How to Drink Guinness the Right Way This St Patrick’s Day

It’s St Patrick’s Day on Friday 17th March, the perfect time to put your feet up, relax and sip on a velvety, dark Guinness. Here’s our guide for the perfect home pour.

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We Want to Shout Shane Warne a Beer

The team at Tipple wanted to shout the Bad Boy of Cricket Shane Warne a beer. So we did what anyone would do, and commissioned Melbourne artist LushSux to paint a huge mural of the man on our Chapel Street office. Hope that get’s his attention!

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Bloody Mary Recipe

Make an amazingly easy, and damn spicy Bloody Mary from our friends at McClure’s.
Approx. 1.2 standard drinks | 2 minute

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Meet the Makers: Elisa from Just Jerky

On the grand scale of delicious bites to nibble on with your favourite drinks, jerky rates pretty highly. There is more to making a great beef jerky than you might think. We sat down with Elisa from Just Jerky to talk about one of our favourite bar snacks.

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Margarita Recipe

A perfect blend of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice make this Margarita a classic. Over ice, straight-up, blended, salt, no salt, you choose.
ApproxApprox. 2.3 standard drinks | 3 minutes

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Martini Recipe

With endless variations on this classic, keep it simple. Depending on taste, switch vodka for gin and garnish with stuffed olives.
Approx. 2 standard drinks | 1 minute

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Meet the Makers: Gilles Lapalus from Bertrand Bespoke Wine

Have you heard of raw, natural or low intervention wine but don’t know exactly what it means? We sat down with Gilles Lapalus, the man behind Bertrand Bespoke Wine and Maidenii Vermouth to find out some more about these interesting styles of winemaking and the best foods to match with them.

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Old Fashioned Recipe

Make this seriously simple old fashioned cocktail in seconds.
Approx. 1.4 standard drinks | 1 minute

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My Tipple: Madelaine from Taking a Bite

Ever found yourself scrolling through Instagram for foodie inspiration and found that you’re suddenly incredibly hungry? We definitely have. We had a chat with Madelaine from popular Instagram food blog, Taking A Bite to hear about her top food and drink adventures in Melbourne.

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My Tipple: Paul Kristoff from The City Lane & Brunswick Beer Collective

Paul Kristoff has a passion for sharing stories about great local food and beers. It’s little surprise then that his online magazine, The City Lane has expanded to feature stories about food, travel and culture from Melbourne to Sydney, Chicago and London. Paul is also a co-host of popular beer podcast, The Brunswick Beer Collective. We managed to get a moment of his time to find out a little more about his favourite tipples.

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Meet The Makers: Josh Bahen from Bahen & Co Chocolate

Chocolatier Josh Bahen of Bahen & Co began as a winemaker. It’s with this attention to detail that Bahen & Co’s artisanal bean to bar chocolate formed. Based in Margaret River, Western Australia, the premium chocolate company exceeds Fair Trade practices by building long-term relationships with their farmers and paying prices that respect the farmer’s efforts. We took a moment from Josh’s busy schedule to hear a little more about what goes into making his chocolate.

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An Interview with Brash Higgins Winemaker Brad Hickey

Brad Hickey (aka Brash Higgins) is not your average winemaker. After leaving his hometown of Chicago for adventures in Paris, Portland and New York City, Brad ended up in McLaren Vale, South Australia where he has been winning awards, including the “Rule Breaker” prize at the recent SA Hot 100 wine show. We took a moment of his time to find out some more about this interesting tipple and the people who make it.

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Rosé Not Roses: A Last Minute Valentines Guide

Valentines day is once again upon us and we have your last minute gifts sorted! Think Rosé not rose, chocolates & movies over expensive restaurants and world-class cocktails at home instead of crowded nights in bars. Read on if you haven’t got your valentine a present yet – all tipples are delivered in 60 minutes!

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My Tipple: Nilu from @SydneyFoodLover

Looking for what’s trending in the Melbourne and Sydney food scenes? Bloggers Nilu and Neil Noble of @SydneyFoodLover know what’s up! We sat them down to hear a little bit more about their foodie adventures.

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French 75 Recipe

The French 75 is a drink of celebration! Raise your glass and ring in the new year, the new baby, the new job, that last minute vacation? Whatever it is, make this classy cocktail and get ready for good times!
Approx. 1.2 standard drinks | 2 minute

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The Humble Tumbler’s Guide to Matching Food and Wine

Like all things wine (and food, for that matter), picking a perfect match for your dinner is an art, not a science. Even ‘textbook’ pairings, such as a gutsy red with stew, or a citrusy white with prawns, can have all sorts of exceptions. A lot depends on sauces, accompaniments and cooking style. So read on, friends, for all the essentials on making the most of the flavour on your table.

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My Tipple: Theresa Winters from The Plus Ones

Imagine if your job was to curate the most exciting and fantastic events in Australia? Theresa Winters from The Plus Ones gets to do just that! We sat down with the queen of events to hear a little bit more about her adventures and favourite drinks.

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We’re Hiring! Tipple Tasting Team

Do you even lift? We mean bottles of wine and cans of craft beer of course.  If you know your way around a wine list, consider yourself a beer nerd or mixologist then we want you! We’re putting together a panel of Tipple Tasters to put their tastebuds to the test and help us choose new products for our app. We will be taking applications throughout 2017 so apply at any time.

An Interview with Artemis Gin Distiller Sebastian Reaburn

Tipple loves Australian made spirits and we are especially fond of this little Melbourne distillery, Artemis Gin. Made by an award winning bartender and a scientist, Artemis Distilled Australian Gin is made right here in Melbourne. That’s why we sat down with head distiller Sebastian Reaburn to learn a little more about this versatile spirit.

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Top Tips for Picking the Perfect Wine for Special Occasions

We have all been there; unsure which bottle of wine goes with what food or how to pick a drop of the good stuff that everyone will love at a picnic. Thankfully wine expert, creator of The Humble Tumbler and author of Tipsy, Clare Burder is here to save the day with a guest post about finding the perfect wine for every occasion.

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Frosé Recipe

Frosé – the lovechild of rosé wine and slushies – is the latest summer obsession to hit Australia. There’s no need to go all the way to a fancy bar to have a taste of this icy dream when you can easily make it right at home.
Approx. 1.5 standard drinks | 3 minute

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The Search Is Over: Here Are Six Perfect Holiday Gifts

You’re busy, we get it. Only a few weeks ago it felt like January and now the holiday season is here again.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about POPS!

POPS are here and they’re taking Melbourne by storm.  Want to know where to buy them or how you can get them delivered?

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Stop and Smell the Rosé

Rosé is the sexy red head who shows up first, leaves last and entertains everyone effortlessly in the middle with their perfectly seasoned guacamole & pop hits playlist.

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3 Simple Cocktails for the Festive Season

The holiday season is fast approaching. If you’re super organised then you have already bought and wrapped presents, sent Christmas cards, stocked the pantry and planned out your festive season menus… an unlikely story, right?

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Manhattan Recipe

For a real Manhattan, you need proper rye whiskey. The harmony between the bitters, the sweet vermouth, and the sharp, whiskey make this cocktail a classic.
Approx. 1.6 standard drinks | 2 minute

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How to Pick the Perfect Scotch This Father’s Day

Around 2 weeks to go till Father’s Day (September 4). Whether it be your dad, father in law, granddad, or hey even yourself, we’ve put together a few bottles to please this Father’s Day.

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Gimlet Recipe

Cocktails don’t need to be difficult. Some of the best cocktails in the world only contain a few ingredients.
Approx. 1.9 standard drinks | 1 minute

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Melbourne Martini

Legend has it that in the late 1980s, a young model sidled up to the bar at Fred’s Club (London) and asked bartender Dick Bradsell for ‘something to wake me up, and f*** me up’.

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Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

How better to celebrate National Rum Day than with a creation by the people who know rum best – the Cubans?

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Fairtrade Negroni Recipe

A classic cocktail created in the 1920s, the Negroni is a staple found in any great cocktail bar. With its strong, bitter and decadent taste, the humble Negroni is quickly becoming the most popular cocktail going round.

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Belgian Moules Frites Recipe

Waffles, chocolate, fries, the Adventure of Tintin and most importantly amazing Beer, we love everything Belgium in Australia.

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Aperol Spritz Recipe

We love a icy glass of Aperol Spritz throughout the year. The thought of the Italian Prosecco with it’s light bubbly flavour, makes this thirst quenching glass of happiness reminiscent of sunny afternoons and good times.
Approx. 1.5 standard drinks | 5 minutes,

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Frangelico & Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe

Remember back when you were a kid and you use to stuff like 5 tablespoons of hot chocolate into warm milk…

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Now Servicing: Brighton, Mordialloc, Parkdale and Mentone

At tipple, we believe in pushing the boundaries and constantly improving our services.

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Hawkers Imperial Stout Review

For a year old brewery, Hawkers have been smashing it! With a arsenal of award winning beer, their newest batch – the Imperial Stout

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B52 Recipe

Born in the 70’s, the B-52 is a layered cocktail made with a combination of coffee liqueur, Irish cream and orange flavoured liqueur. This drink is usually served in a shot glass however can be made as a desert cocktail by increasing the ingredients and serving in a cocktail glass.

Approx. 1 standard drink | 1 minute

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Murray’s Brewing Co.

If you haven’t heard of Murray’s Brewing Co. yet, do yourself a favour and get a few bottles here, now!

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Mulled Wine Recipe

Winter is finally here and what better way to keep warm than enjoying a cinnamon infused glass of mulled wine.

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Michelada Recipe

The michelada is a Mexican beer cocktail, consisting of Mexican lager, lime juice, and salt.

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Spirit of the Anzac

One hundred and one years ago, under the oppression of war, a new drinking tradition was born: the breakfast cocktail of rum and milk.

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Your Guide to Pairing Your Easter Treats

It wouldn’t be Easter without over-indulging on chocolate eggs and putting a proper dent in your liquor cabinet. Four whole days of guilt-free, holiday-approved gluttony,

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A Timeline of St Patrick’s Day Drinking Traditions

Observing St Paddy’s Day around the world is synonymous with downing a few (or more)

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Drinking at Work Boosts Productivity

For instant creativity… just add alcohol.

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A Wine a Day Keeps the Calories at Bay

The whole ‘an apple a day…’ theory has been great. We’ve eaten our apples, we’ve kept the doctors away. 

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What is a Tipple?

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The origins of the word ‘tipple’ are seemingly mysterious… What

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Famous Drinking Quotes by Famous Drinkers

The wisdom offered after a few too many is often dismissed, but fortunately for us, history has recorded some of our most notable

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Best Aussie Beers with International Flavours

These days when you hear “Australian beer”, chances are good that Fosters wont come to mind.