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Alex Johnston takes the WIN!

Alex Johnston takes the WIN!

Congratulations to Alex Johnston for taking out the De Kuyper win in Brisbane today! After winning the State Final he went to compete against 3 other bartenders from Darwin, Brisbane & the Gold Coast.

Cocktail King Dale De Groff loved Alex’s cocktail, The Mezcapolitan. After the competition, Alex attended a masterclass on...

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State Winner || De Kuyper The Works Cocktail Competition

State Winner || De Kuyper The Works Cocktail Competition

De Kuyper is a Dutch distilling company that creates a range of liqueurs that are very popular in bars around the world – this year they challenged bartenders all over Australia to choose a classic cocktail and put their own twist on it. Judging the competition is Dale DeGroff, Dale is also known as the Cocktail King. From...

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Sangria || History & Present || Hot Tamale Darwin

Sangria || History & Present || Hot Tamale Darwin

Sangria is one of today’s most popular drinks at hot tamale and all over the world, though where did it start? What was it made from and why is it still so popular today.

What Is It?

Sangria is a punch style of cocktail, when you consider a punch it is refreshing, fruity, and can be low ABV with a base of liqueur, aperitif...

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Margaritas? Yes Please! || Hot Tamale Darwin

Margaritas? Yes Please! || Hot Tamale Darwin

Margaritas, the word itself usually perks anyone within earshot up. Why do we love them? Where did they come from? Why do we still love them today?

Like most classic cocktails the origins of the creation is unconfirmed, though never let the truth get in the way of a good story.  A few of our favourites are listed below;

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AHA NT Awards for Excellence 2018 || Hot Tamale Finalist

AHA NT Awards for Excellence 2018 || Hot Tamale Finalist

It is now time for the Australian Hotels Association NT Awards for Excellence again! Last year we took out the award for Best Training Initiative & Anneliese Grazioli was awarded Bartender of the Year.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 AHA NT Awards for Excellence will see multiple of our staff as finalist and we are wishing them the...

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Cinco de Mayo | Hot Tamale 2018

Cinco de Mayo | Hot Tamale 2018

Tonight is the night! We will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight with Corona & Milagro Tequila specials.

What is Cinco de Mayo?

During the Civil War in the USA there was a shortage of cotton supply to Europe. The French came across to collect the debt from Mexico and they invaded & occupied Puebla in Mexico. The Mexican...

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Southern Comfort State Finals

Southern Comfort State Finals

Hot Tamale’s David Robinson & Anneliese Grazioli made it through to the Southern Comfort state finals and presented their drinks to National Training Manager for SouthTrade Gee David yesterday at Hot Tamale.

Wishing them the best of luck in the results to see if they will represent SA/NT in the National Finals in Brisbane....

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Patron Perfectionists Global Final

Patron Perfectionists Global Final

As the dust final settles and I get back to reality, I wanted to recap on, what was without a doubt, the greatest highlight of my professional life.  Patron Perfectionists has been more than a dream come true for me.  My dream never included competing in a global final, of the biggest premium tequila cocktail competition....

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