Food and Drink

Here’s Drake’s Go-To Whiskey Cocktail and How to Make It

Taste dat honey.


A new album isn’t the only thing Drake has just dropped: his very own Virginia Black Whiskey just launched here in Australia and it’s Certified Yum.

If you’re gonna buy Drake’s whiskey, it seems only right to make his go-to whiskey cocktail too, right? Cha-ching! Hotline bling! Okay I’ll stop now.

Virginia Black is a personally selected collection of two, three, and four-year-old bourbon whiskey focused on a high-rye content and finished with a decadent profile. The distinctively styled bottle evokes the glamour and decadence of 70s nightlife (which I also need in my lockdown life RN), and has a distinctive, yet subtle, flavour profile which has earned its positive reviews around the world from satisfied whiskey aficionados.

So for those who prefer their booze mixed rather than straight-up, cocktail hour is sorted with Drizzy’s go-to recipe. Made using his whiskey, naturally, the concoction doesn’t stray too far from the standard Old Fashioned.

In fact, the only accoutrements you need are lemon juice, honey syrup, a grapefruit peel, and a double rocks glass, if you want to be fancy.

See the full recipe below.

A Taste of Honey

60mL Virginia Black Whiskey
20mL fresh lemon juice
15mL honey syrup (combined with 15mL water)
1 grapefruit peel

Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain over new ice into a double rocks glass.

Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Last but not least, cue up Certified Lover Boy on Spotify and prepare to grasp that smooth, spicy mood we all need at cocktail hour.

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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