Australian Cocktail Month, the month-long celebration of local and international spirits, liqueurs, mixers and cocktails will return in May 2023.

Founded by influential industry figure, Penny Sippe, Australian Cocktail Month was originally established to champion Australia’s cocktail industry and support local bars and bartenders as they bounced back from the lockdowns and restrictions of 2020. This will mark the third year of Australian Cocktail Month and it continues to grow and is already establishing itself as one of the key events in the bar calendar.

Year three will continue with the goal of supporting bars and bartenders along with cementing May as the month Australia joins together to celebrate the hospitality industry and memorable cocktails.

Once again Australian Cocktail Month will partner with handpicked venues in cities Australian wide creating precincts for consumers to explore, enjoying world class cocktails as they go. 

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide bars will continue to feature plus great venues in Canberra, Darwin, Geelong, Gold Coast, Hobart, Newcastle, Perth and Wollongong will be back for their second year.

“Australia is brimming with creative and highly skilled hospitality professionals and I am proud to be able to celebrate and showcase this talent. May is a month to enjoy all the cocktails and planning is well underway,” says Sippe.

Australian Cocktail Month will join forces with brands to deliver feature events and experiences to engage consumers throughout the month.

Consumers will enjoy delicious cocktails at a great price with the Australian Cocktail Month ticket.  The $20 ticket allows guests access to a special menu of cocktails created exclusively for the month. The menu will be available at participating venues, with cocktails priced at $14, and non-alcoholic options at $10.

There is still time to join the positive movement that is Australian Cocktail Month, and show your support for Australia’s hospitality and cocktail industry. If you would like your brand to be involved, reach out to Penny Sippe now, at to discuss sponsorship opportunities for your brands. Venues can also contact Penny to discuss opportunities that are available in partaking cities and precincts.

You can also sign up to the Australian Cocktail Month newsletter and be first in line for tickets when they become available and also find and follow the event’s social media channels to keep up-to-date.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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