Event: World Martini Day Soiree in Canberra: cancelled 


Well despite the best gin & vodka on offer, the perfect excuse to party, and plenty of inspiration these past weeks, it seems we can’t entice enough Martiniphiles to join us for our party.  

Anyone who bought tickets will be refunded very soon by TEDxCanberra. Hopefully next year we’ll have better luck.


To celebrate World Martini Day in June (yes, its a thing) I’m thrilled to be partnering with my friends at TEDx Canberra for a very special evening.

H.L. Mencken called the Mar­tini the only Amer­ican inven­tion as per­fect as the son­net; E. B. White called it “the elixir of quiet­ude”, and Hem­ing­way claimed that a Mar­tini made him feel civ­il­ised.

The Mar­tini: so deeply entrenched in pop­u­lar cul­ture, it even has its own (unof­fi­cial) US hol­i­day.

You’ll be able to enjoy two spe­cially craf­ted Mar­tinis (one vodka, one gin) which I’ve created espe­cially for the event.

A lim­ited selec­tion of other drinks from Hotel-Hotel’s menu will also be avail­able for (gasp!) non-Mar­tini drink­ers (we may serve them in Mar­tini glasses, so no one needs to know…).

Delect­able canapes from Mon­ster Kit­chen and Bar will be served while you strut your soph­ist­ic­ated stuff to the mel­low lounge sounds of The President’s Own Jazz Quar­tet.

I’ve also sourced premium Aus­tralian craft spir­its for this event, including the superb Applewood Distillery gin from the Adelaide Hills, and the award winning Vodka from Archie Rose in Sydney, so you can exper­i­ence the best Mar­tinis around.

The fabulous crew from Hotel Hotel will be working under my direction in the bar to ensure Martini perfection.

A night to remember and not to be missed, see you there friends!


  • When: Join us from 6.30PM on Sat­urday 18 June
  • Cost: $85.00 per person, including two cocktails and canapés
  • Location: Nishi Gal­lery, 17 Kend­all Lane, Can­berra ACT 2601
  • Dress: Lounge Glam (think Mad Men and the Rat Pack)
  • Tick­ets: avail­able on Event­brite
  • Note: There are only 80 places available!