FINALIST: BEST COCKTAILS & SPIRITS | SAVEUR BLOG AWARDS ’15
Melbourne Cocktails shakes it to NYC
Melbourne Cocktails is a finalist in the coveted 6th Annual Saveur Blog Awards. Out of a record-breaking pool of almost 50,000 submissions, the blog was selected as one of the top six in the ‘Best Spirits & Cocktail Coverage’ category—the first Australian blog ever to do so.
The brainchild of Melbourne-based consultant and university lecturer Melissa How, Melbourne Cocktails gives the inside scoop on Melbourne’s best cocktail bars and events, plus recipes and techniques for the home bar.
“I was looking for a creative outlet that would let me practice my skills in social media, writing and photography, and found the answer in a highball. I just love cocktails and bars, so starting a blog was a natural way to go.”
Since its launch in late 2014, Melbourne Cocktails has really taken off, currently boasting over 2000 followers in Instagram alone.
Mel says: “It’s all happening so fast. Melbourne’s best bars and bartenders have embraced it, distributors and distillers are getting behind it, anyone that has featured to date has been thrilled, and the public loves my content. It’s very humbling and exciting at the same time.”
It’ll now compete for both ‘The Editor’s Choice Award’, which is selected by a panel of judges, and the ‘Reader’s Choice Award, which goes to the finalist that receives the most votes. Finalists attend a multi-day celebration and awards gala in New York City in June.
VOTE NOW (closes 31st April 2015). Go to: saveur.com/blogawards