As part of the last of SKWF 2022 St Kilda Writers Festival events through the COVID Years I am including my own book at my own cost because it is fun! Always remember that cocktail hour is a vertical relaxation!
We are also re-releasing our 1970’s classic cocktail recipe book, Cocktails From Down Under which is also 50 years old this year and has its own website we encourage you to check out.
In 1971 at the Cocktails World Championship in Osaka Japan, Australian/Austrian mixologist won the World Championship.
In 1972 my father published Cocktails From Down Under edited by Bill Schober, the first complete guide to cocktails produced in Australia and one of very few in the world. It was published in a limited 2000 print edition with Bill’s award-winning cocktails and all the other award winners from Osaka and all the standards of the time. They are extremely rare to find anywhere. I found one after he passed away in his stuff and thought…hmmm…its 50th Anniversary as a seminal cocktail guide is another reason to have a cocktail party.
We will have a limited number of these award-winning cocktails at the bar at very affordable prices as we will also be announcing a wonderful association with a specialist liqueur distributor and replicating some of Bill Schober’s amazing cocktail mixes, St Kilda Marina, Daddy Cool etc., with these ingredients and for some a fresh look at the drink from the mixologist.
This was the era when most homes had a cocktail bar in Australia and Cocktails From Down Under gives you an exquisite guide to putting on a classic ’70s cocktail party.
We are now experiencing a love for ’70s culture recently, the music, fashion and styles, so we are excited to reproduce a limited edition of 50 copies of the original version for sale on the night