A cosmic spin on the classic jungle juice cocktail? Yep, that’s Aurora, which is pink in natural light, but takes on an aquamarine glow in black light. While we’re skeptical you’ll see anything remotely like the Northern Lights when you’re done with the mix, you might still get a kick out of drinking stuff that glows in black light… although a vodka Red Bull might fix that too. Dayum.
When the 2011 earthquake hit Christchurch, Henare Akuhata-Brown (more affectionately known as “H”) was one of the many to lose everything he owned, including his house and two bars. H saw this as a perfect opportunity to find a gap in the market and experiment with something completely new – so, a few months later, Cargo Bar was born.
We’ve been watching random, terrible movies and making themed cocktails to enhance our viewing pleasure. You can check out our growing collection of reviews and cocktail menus here on our secret blog (which is no longer secret).
I was lucky enough to be invited to Sydney’s Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange party, where Brazilian nightlife from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro was joyfully brought into Sydney for a big crowd of competition winners. The party featured Brazil’s best, including electric performances from the samba sounds of Rhythm Brazil, before the dancefloor exploded with Bonde do Rolê blasting the crowd with incredible energy and catchy beats. When Rolling Stone picked Bonde do Rolê as one of ten bands to watch as far back as 2006, they were onto something.