A few weeks ago I headed up to my hometown of Brisbane for a good friend’s wedding. Whilst it was a fleeting visit this time around, so the focus was on catch-ups rather than cocktails and coffee, I did come across an interesting item on Mum’s bookshelf:
This was the cocktail book I used for the cocktail party we had for my 18th birthday- yep that’s right my 18th was a cocktail party.
Granted there were mocktails for those that hadn’t yet turned 18 and Dad (the bartender for the evening) made everything half-strength just to be on the safe side. In fact the page for the Fruit Cup is still turned down.
I remember pouring over this book in the lead up to the big day, selecting the cocktails I wanted for the evening.
What did I choose? Well let me just preface this by saying my tastes have changed a fair bit since then, but I do remember the Pina Colada made the list and there was definitely something Daiquiri-related.
One thing I had forgotten was how many beautiful glasses there are in the book – glassware must be a taste you acquire with age.
Coffee-wise, I’m looking to get my hands on this fab looking guide to give me some ideas for new places to visit in Sydney. I wonder if my latest Sydney fave The Brewery makes the cut?
I’m also after a coffee art book. As I’m sure you have, I’ve watched many a barista produce the most immaculate designs, but it’s like a magician’s sleight of hand – it does little to demystify the process for me. I think I need it spelled out, step-by-step. So I’m liking the sound of these great resources from the Coffee School: https://coffeeschool.qnetau.com/coffee-art-dvd-and-book.
Now all I need is a good coffee, a comfy couch and some dedicated reading time. Hmmmm…