For one day let’s shift our attention away from crisis news and focus on something to ease the stress – cocktails!  Hundreds of bars across Australia have registered to be a part of the Shaken Not Broken initiative, to deliver contactless cocktails to their customers, which has just launched. This means even though we feel miles apart from our favourite mixologists we still have access to cocktails made with more love than we could do at home!

The movement was started by Campari to keep the hospitality industry pouring drinks and staying connected during COVID-19. In Canberra High Jinks and The Howling Moon have jumped on board. High Jinks owner Noriel Calub is in for the long hall with his Campari. Locals can expect barrel aged Negroni’s which take 4-5 weeks ageing in a 5L oak barrel to get the taste mild and mellow.

The initiative was supported through the donation of Negroni and Bourbon cocktail kits that were delivered to venues across Australia to make stirring cocktails in this tough time for the industry a little easier. Cocktails will be served in glass bottles for easy transportation, with personalised swing tags straight from your favourite bar, made with love. You can order online for virtual cheers with a mate, or even ship to friends or family as a birthday surprise:

Additionally, High Jinks have launched their High Jinks @ Home range. They are ready to buy for World Cocktail Day! Noriel is kicking bottled cocktails off with 3 flavours. The Rosé Negroni is the High Jinks twist on an old favourite. The Killer Bee is the harebrained concoction of the High Jinks master crafter; and the Penicillin is a house take on an underrated classic. Combining two different scotch whiskeys and balanced with ginger syrup, it’s the perfect cure for a bitter winter snap (or the common cold).

All three cocktails come in two sizes, a 200ml and a 500ml. And you’ll receive the full High Jinks experience, with a special garnish for each, extra-large crystal clear ice cubes for serving, and hand delivered anywhere in the Canberra region:

Happy World Cocktail Day!