Making top-notch cocktails at home is one thing, but even the best-stocked liquor cabinet and a mastery of Tupperware “shakers” can’t replace a good chat with a knowledgeable bartender. And though lockdown restrictions are easing, we’re still a while away from regular Friday night knock-offs with friends.
That’s why we launched The Cocktail Show – a six-week interactive series streaming live on Instagram from 6pm on Friday nights.
The Cocktail Show is hosted by former Triple J breakfast presenter and author Alex Dyson, now of Matt & Alex’s All Day Breakfast podcast, along with Melbourne drinks specialist Dave Kerr, former owner of much-loved Carlton dive bar The Beaufort (RIP).
For the final week, Dyson and Kerr will make a cocktail showcasing Talisker 10 – as chosen by you.
Option one is the Hot Toddy, “a genuine classic that seems to be forgotten at times,” says Kerr. His tip? “Adding it to a flask to sip on while on chilly adventures will help warm you to the core.”
Option two is the rich, silky Hot Buttered Talisker. “Butter may seem like a strange ingredient for a drink,” says Kerr. But along with the Talisker it makes a for cocktail “that begs to be consumed fireside in a ski lodge’.
On Monday 6 you’ll be able to vote for which cocktail you’d like to see made via a poll on our Instagram. We’ll announce the winning drink on Wednesday July 8. This gives you time to pick up the ingredients (via Shortlyst) before tuning in Friday July 10 to the live show on Broadsheet IGTV, where you can watch and create the winning drink along with Alex and Dave, with viewers commenting, asking questions and discovering tips along the way.
Use the hashtag #thebroadsheetcocktailshow to submit a snap of your own cocktail creation and go in the running to win a weekly prize pack of cocktail ingredients from our friends at World Class Drinks (for terms and conditions, click here).
After this week’s episode, we’ll pick the best submission of the series, with the winner taking home a drinks trolley from Tait, designed by Adam Goodrum, a cocktail-making kit, plus essential spirits, so you can keep shaking once The Cocktail Show ends.
From 6pm AEST.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with World Class Drinks.