Toast the Melbourne Cup with our exclusive cocktail recipes: the Melbourne Filly and the Rod Laver!

September 27, 2012

Culture & Events, Food & Drink, Sport

Enjoy a Melbourne Cup Carnival cocktail

The Melbourne Filly

Melbourne Filly cocktail, Melbourne Cup

White Rum, Elderflower Syrup, Cranberry Juice, balanced with Lime juice and topped up with Prosecco.

Cocktail inspired by Australian icons the glamorous Melbourne Cup Carnival and Black Caviar, Australia’s most famous thoroughbred racehorse born and bred in Victoria. Undefeated in 22 races, a success record not equalled for over 150 years, Black Caviar is considered to be the best sprinter in the world and is an Australian national treasure with her own official fan club, website and twitter profile. While the Melbourne Cup is the ‘race that stops the nation’, Black Caviar seems to be the racehorse that is bringing the nation together.

The Rod Laver

Rod Laver cocktail, Melbourne Cup

Bourbon, Cinnamon, Ginger syrup and bitters, topped up with Ginger beer, built on crushed ice with cinnamon and ginger garnish.

This cocktail is a tribute to the famous Australian tennis legend Rod Laver who holds the title for the most singles titles in the history of tennis. Rod was a left-handed whirlwind who conquered the tennis world with 200 career titles to his name and is known as possibly the greatest player ever. In 2000, the tennis stadium at Melbourne Park which hosts the Australian Open was named the Rod Laver Arena in his honour.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival runs from 3-9 November 2012.

For more information  and to book tickets visit

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