Is this Sydney’s best Mexican food?

The Thirsty Travellers are calling it: Esteban serves some of the most delicious Mexican food we’ve tasted in Sydney. After trying Esteban’s sister restaurant – Tequila Mockingbird, in Paddington – a few years ago, we finally got the chance to take a seat at the bar of the team’s new venue after being thwarted by…

Stirring creativity at The Other Art Fair

If you like mixing your art with your cocktails then you’ll love The Other Art Fair Sydney. The Thirsty Travellers dropped down to The Cutaway at Barangaroo for opening night of the fair, which provides visitors the opportunity to discover and buy contemporary art direct from emerging artists, with 109 artists selected to exhibit across…

Sipping cocktails at Sydney’s most sustainable bar: Re

The Thirsty Travellers were invited to the launch of Re’s new Ketel One Botanical Terrace this week to sample its unique cocktails and bar menu. A pioneering new sustainable bar from hospitality heavyweights Matt Whiley (Scout) and Maurice Terzini (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, CicciaBella), Re is located in the newly-restored South Eveleigh precinct. Housed…

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

The Thirsty Travellers skipped Halloween this year, preferring to toast the Day of the Dead with margaritas. The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican tradition where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a celebration. The holiday is marked each year from November 1-2. On the…

Sipping summer’s newest spritz: ROSIE

The Thirsty Travellers went to their first-ever sip & paint class this week to celebrate the launch of a new rose spritz beverage called ROSIE. Pernod Ricard has debuted ROSIE just in time for summer picnics, barbecues and catch ups. The drink features flavours of strawberries, juicy raspberries and a hint of cherry, and is…

Fireside Favourite: Wild Turkey Bottled in Bond

The Thirsty Travellers are Wild Turkey Master’s Keep fans, so we were thrilled when a new expression, Bottled in Bond, arrived on our doorstep last week. The bottle had been individually engraved, which was a nice touch to an already stylish release. To be labelled ‘bottled in bond’, a whiskey must be the product of…

Have you tried alcoholic seltzer?

Following in the footsteps of the craft beer revolution and the ‘ginaissance’, it’s shaping up to be a seltzer summer for Aussies. Have you heard of seltzer? It’s alcohol-infused sparkling water with a hint of fruit flavour. The secret behind its success is the freshness of flavour and the lightness of the drink – most…

Ponting Wines virtual tasting

Cricketer Ricky Ponting and winemaker Ben Riggs have collaborated on a wine range called Ponting Wines and The Thirsty Travellers were lucky enough to join the pair for a virtual tasting this week. Each wine in the range reflects stages of Ricky’s life and has been carefully crafted using grapes from his favourite wine regions….

Moreau is bliss in a glass

When The Thirsty Travellers heard an Aussie liqueur called Moreau Apple Pie Liqueur had won a Gold Medal at the London Spirits Competition, our curiosity was piqued. The contest assesses spirits not only on taste and quality, but also on packaging and value, with experts having consumer trends and preferences in mind. Moreau received the…

Fireside feast at Kipling’s Garage

There’s something quite special about sitting beside a roaring fire eating delicious food as rain patters down on a tin roof. The Thirsty Travellers thoroughly enjoyed our cosy lunch at Kipling’s Garage Bar in Turramurra on Saturday. Kipling’s is a former 1920s garage that’s been converted to a restaurant and wine bar. It’s a hop…