Time for a drink


Handmade is all about great design and delicious produce. It is also about relaxing, shopping and being part of something special. And special times call for a nice drink. Whether it’s a coffee with your mum, a glass of wine with your partner or cheeky cocktails with friends, Handmade has a big range of producers who specialise in liquid refreshment.

We have two coffee specialists at the market on 20 & 21 October. The Fix will be fixing your morning coffee with expertise and efficiency in the Coorong Pavilion and Nellie’s Café & Bar will be producing the good stuff in the Budawang Building. If tea is more your cup of tea, just ask your friendly barista, although the take home options are extensive. Tea Garden Co has literally hundreds of blends for you to choose from, all carefully crafted for purpose. And watch out for our birthday tea that we have worked with Mikhaila to produce!

If it’s still not quite cocktail o’clock, your liquid refreshment needs can be taken care of by 2Cane. Pure squeezed sugar cane (seriously healthy) is blended with fresh fruit and ice for a tasty light meal in a cup. Mailer McGuire has delicious Kombucha in pretty packaging if you want to keep it totally natural and Sin-Kō-Nah Tonic Syrup, made from cinchona bark, makes a great mixer. Or try Cider Tonic, with a hit of Apple Cider Vinegar that will supercharge your health.

OK, to the bar, where you will find local cool climate wines from Quarry Hill Winery and Long Rail Gully to taste and buy. Fortified wines and spirits from Original Spirit Co cater for both before and after dinner, while other locals, Underground Spirits and The Canberra Distillery are sure to wow you with their unique flavour combinations. But with an extensive wine, beer, cider and cocktail list, and a number of great producers, the Handmade bar will be open all weekend for a small piece of that something special. We’ll see you there!