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5 best Gin cocktails



  • ¼ fennel bulb, untrimmed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 375-ml bottle dry vermouth (preferably Dolin)
  • 1 large rhubarb stalk, thinly sliced, plus more, shaved, for serving
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup gin 


  • Combine fennel and vermouth in a glass container (save vermouth bottle). Cover and chill 2 days. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve back into bottle.
  • Bring rhubarb, sugar, and ½ cup water to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook until mixture is pink and slightly syrupy, 14–16 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to a blender and purée until smooth (you should have about ½ cup rhubarb purée).
  • Combine 12 oz. fennel-infused vermouth, rhubarb purée, lemon juice, gin, and 2 cups ice in a large pitcher. Stir until cold. Pour cocktail into ice-filled old-fashioned glasses and garnish with shaved rhubarb.
  • Do Ahead: Vermouth can be infused and rhubarb purée can be made 1 week ahead; cover and chill separately.




  • 45ml  Tanqueray gin
  • 15ml  vodka
  • 15ml Lillet Blanc
  • 1 lemon


  • Stir gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc in an ice-filled mixing glass until very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a martini glass.
  • Using a small serrated knife, remove a 1″ strip of peel from lemon (some white pith is okay); it should be stiff enough to provide some resistance when bent. Twist over drink to express oils; discard. Garnish with a lemon twist.




  • 45ml London dry gin
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml maraschino liqueur 
  • Maraschino cherry (for serving)


  • Combine gin, lemon juice, and maraschino liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
  • Place cherry in a martini glass and strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into glass.




  • 30 ml Tanqueray gin
  • 30ml Noilly Prat dry vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 lemon


  • Holding a large  cube of ice in the palm of your hand, use the back of a stirring spoon to crack it into large pieces; place in a mixing glass. Repeat with enough ice to fill glass. Add gin, vermouth, and orange bitters, and, using a bar spoon, rapidly stir 50 times in a circular motion (the outside of the shaker will become very cold and frosty).
  • Strain martini through a Hawthorne strainer (or a large slotted spoon) into a chilled martini glass. Strain any excess cocktail into a sidecar set over ice (or a small glass in a bowl of ice).
  • Using a small knife, remove a 1″ piece of peel from lemon; it should be stiff enough to provide some resistance (a little white pith is okay). Twist peel over drink to express oils, then rub around rim of glass. Float peel, yellow side up, in martini.




  • 1 red or green Thai chili
  • 60ml London dry gin
  • 30ml. Cocchi Americano
  • 1 stalk lemongrass


  • Make a lengthwise slit in chile, but do not cut all the way through (chile should remain intact). Rub the rim of a coupe glass with inside of chile and drop chile into glass.
  • Lightly smash lemongrass with the back of a chef’s knife until split slightly and fragrant. Combine gin and Cocchi in a pint glass or cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and stir with lemongrass stalk until outside of glass is frosty, about 30 seconds. Remove lemongrass; discard. Strain drink into prepared glass with chile.

@ 303

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Saturday 16th January – ‘eclectic’
7pm, $10
Sunday 17th January – ‘alt folk rock & reggae, jazz’
Alex Elbery & The Strangers + Crayon King + Ostranger Tang
2pm, free
Monday 18th January – ‘funk, soul’
303 Jam Night
8pm, free
Tuesday 19th January – ‘film’
8pm, free
Wednesday 20th January – ‘jazz’
8:30pm, donation

Let’s Dance: David Bowie Tribute at The Workers


After hearing about the shocking and deeply tragic death of David Bowie this week, it only seems right to honour the man, the musician, and thats exactly what the workers Club are doing this Friday night.
So Friday night sees DJ Cassette Walkman spinning Bowie tunes right through until 1am. Free entry and expect classics.

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues, as we pay homage to one of the greatest figures of modern music, BOWIE.

303 gig guide



Monday 21st December – ‘funk, soul, hiphop, open mic

303 Jam

8:15pm, free


Tuesday 22nd December – ‘Bob Dylan tribute‘

The Shifties + The Phosphenes + The Good Minus

8pm, $6


Wednesday 23rd December – ‘jazz’


8:30pm, donation

Thursday 24th December – ‘CLOSED’

Friday 25th December – ‘CLOSED’

Saturday 26th December – ‘funk, indie’

Ultra Vibralux + Arora + Spokey Blokes



Alex Elbery & The Strangers + Crayon King + Ostranger Tang

2pm, free

Monday 28th December – ‘indie, folk’

Sunset Blush + Sophie Rose + Flying Saucer Terror


Tuesday 29th December – ‘dj’s‘



Wednesday 30th December – ‘jazz


8:30pm, donation


Motoe Haus


Earlier this month i was able to speak to Motoe Haus about music and where he is at the moment, here is what he had to say.Hi how are you? so you seem to get around a lot these days can you tell me where you are currently living?At the moment, I am based in Ibiza, Spain You have been in the scene for dj for a while now, what made you pursue music and dj as a career?Music was always a major love of mine but I never imagined I would be in the industry at all. I started rapping in the late 90’s and the need for beats led me down a path of production and performing that I would have never for seen. From underground battles and parties to stadiums and festivals. And everything in between. I’m so far from being finished tho 🙂

When starting out did you think you would have such long journey in the industry?No idea at all. I’m from Victoria, BC Canada baby, not many of us see this kind of future ahead of us. It’s not Hollywood, we had to create our scene from the ground up. The fact that I live in Ibiza and dj and have a label etc is really… well, it seems like a dream and not real.                                                                                                                          Who inspired you in the industry growing up?Many honest artists inspired me. The music that is made from the heart always seems to grab me the most. There is no one artist, more like the entire experience of my generation so far.That’s the most inspiring.                                                                                                                                                                    You own your own record labels could you tell us about them? I have had a couple record labels over the years, Silent Fist, Massive Decks… all with partners and all failed unfortunately. After the live and learn method, I was able to use all my experience to start Haustronaut. This time around, all the records are hand picked with the love of music. I don’t give a shit about fabricated commercial records or pop music. You can quote me on that.                                                                                               When working on your film clips is there any motion designers , director/producers you like working with? I’m a fan of Adam Michardi, Brad Alan, Rusty Rayburn, Michael Wright, David Bianchi and Jasper Faber. All amazing talents                                                                                                                                                                        Do you have much say in the visual side of your work? I have all the say. One thing about the marriage of audio and visual is that it must have perfect synergy. I make music with a visual subtext so if we do a video for any particular song, the visual is foreshadowed in the music. I’ve given that creative side to others and 90% of the time I sell fail. I mentioned a few guys I know that get my vision and can translate it perfectly                                                                                                                                                   Music wise is there anyone you would like to collaborate with? Totally! Andre 3000, HOSH, NU, and Oliver $. I’m sure there are many more but those are definite bucket list.                                                                                                                                       What do you prefer most out of writing, performing and producing? All. Of. The. Above. The entire thing is why I live. That’s why having a ghost producer is hilarious to me. It’s the future. We use Bitwig. I make songs on planes, trains and automobiles.                                                                                                                                                                      Favorite place you have played? Wow, that’s a good question. But the answer is always Ibiza.                                                                                                                                                              Have you been to Melbourne before?  I haven’t yet, but I have family from there. Kevin James Dobson is a film director from Melbourne and my cousin randomly.                     Is Melbourne somewhere you would like to play?I would LOVE to play in Melbourne! Dizaster, Dazzla and Ben FHurst tell me it’s tops!