I’m Cameron, the man behind The Official Cocktail Blogger.
This all started when my wife and I ventured out for after-work cocktails and we started taking photos in Adelaide’s new bars and restaurants. Before long, we were hooked.
Soon enough, I was fielding questions from the boys like, ‘why are you drinking cocktails?’ and, ‘what’s wrong with ya beer, Camo??’
Yeah, I agree, the cocktail scene has often been seen as dominated by ‘girly’ drinks. And I guess you could still call some of them that. I’ve come from a beer drinking background like many a young man in SA. But all that changed.
I decided to become The Official Cocktail Blogger to share with the blokes and the girls of South Australia that a cocktail is more than a fancy drink for the ladies on a hen’s night.
It’s an idea, a method, a chemical balancing act that can defy gravity. Cocktails are flavours, from using mint grown in Nanna’s garden to spiced rum from the Carribean or rose-infused vodka from the Riverland. Cocktails can be a tonic, as aperitif or digestive.
Adelaide’s cocktail scene is thriving. I hope to showcase our high standards in cocktail craft and design. These drinks are creations by creatives that can knock your bloody knickers off, for both ladies and their gentlemen.
The Official Cocktail Blogger is dedicated to connecting with bars, bartenders and punters to promote local and international products.
It presents the cocktail as the avenue through which great stories are exchanged, our best jokes are told and our fondest memories are relived. Like a night out on the town, cocktails have so many options and variations – the possibilities are endless.
Join me on a journey as I discover great recipes and ball-busting new products from around the world inspired by my new love of craft cocktail culture and also what is trending in South Australia.
“I like telling stories, and I tell stories that interest me. It would be boring to have to go to nothing but the best bars and restaurants. That would be a misery to me.”
– Anthony Bourdain