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  • "POPCORN GIMLET"

    April 22, 2016

    Number two of our delectable drinks made for us by bar manager of Sardine next to White & Wongs, the Popcorn Gimlet! Tasty As!

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  • "PORTSIDE SOUR"

    April 22, 2016

    After our chat with Bar Manager Ruben we forced him (jokes!) to make us a couple of his signature beverages. Here's the first stunner, the Portside Sour. Purple Goodness

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  • "HOSPO LEGENDS"

    April 22, 2016

    We had a nosy around the Viaduct whilst on our last expedition and we stumbled across Ruben and the bar he looks after, Sardine. Sick little joint this with great views and atmosphere to boot! We h...

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  • "MO'S DRAGON DROP"

    April 22, 2016

    This is not the first time Mo here has made us a drink for Helping Hands. A while back when we popped in to Regatta on the shore Mo was slinging Libations there! Anyway, upon our visit we got Bar M...

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  • "UNSUNG HOSPO LEGENDS"

    April 22, 2016

    We at Helping Hands wanted to show some love to one position definitely not appreciated as much as it should be, Front of House. We had a chinwag with Iza from new venue White & Wongs down next to ...

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  • Sinatra Slipper

    March 16, 2016

    Creamy drinks like these are a dime a dozen these days. This one however will not disappoint in any way, shape or form! Presenting the Sinatra Slipper. Enjoy!

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  • "FRENCH 75"

    March 16, 2016

    We stopped in for high fives and chats at Shanghai Lill's on Ponsonby Rd and had Gary whip up some seriously tasty concoctions. Here's the first culprit, The French 75

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  • "WHISKEY TIME @ THE WHISKEY"

    March 16, 2016

    Our last installment from our mates at The Whiskey on Ponsonby Rd. Nikka Pure 17yo Malt. One of Japans finest exports in our opinion. So tasty, especially over a fresh Iceball!

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  • "MONKEY SHOULDER WHISKEY SOUR"

    March 16, 2016

    For those of you that have tried Monkey Shoulder I am sure you will back me up in agreeing that it makes a damn fine Whiskey Sour. So Phil at The Whiskey on Ponsonby rd did for us just that. Enjoy!

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  • "WHISKEY TIME @ THE WHISKEY"

    March 16, 2016

    Number two of our Exclusive Whiskey visit to the Whiskey, Ponsonby Rd. High West "Campfire" Whiskey. You know the drill. Go in and see Phil when you get the chance

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  • "WHISKEY TIME @ THE WHISKEY"

    March 16, 2016

    Phil Mead, owner of Ponsonby Rd's "The Whiskey" sure knows how to stock his shelves.. First up from our visit, Straithisla of Elgin Scotland. This guy is 47 Years Old!

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  • "HOSPO CHATS"

    March 15, 2016

    We asked Goose, Long time manager of Verona Cafe & Bar on Auckland's most colorful street, Karangahape Rd what he thinks makes Hospo great and sheds some light on what he looks for in his Staff

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