Boozy Bevies

Hey Posse. Today I want to share two new boozy bevies I’ve helped create. One with the barman on the Ghan train trip, Dillon. The other with Jin for dinner the other night. Now they may not be new to the world but they certainly were new to us and they have become a bit of a thing around here. If you aren’t a boozer then todays post will probably bore you to tears BUT I’m not much of a drinker these days and I am loving these two really simple, delicious draughts. Sometimes a celebration feels sealed by the imbibing of booze, here are two handy recipes that will get you through every time.

Photo by Dziana Hasanbekava from Pexels

Just to be clear, Jin loves a drink. He handles it really well and is a very happy, loving boozer. His family are the hardest drinking people I’ve met outside of club land. Most nights he’ll have something and if we eat together there will usually be wine, soju or spiritous cocktails. I’ll have a glass of whatever he’s having and then either water or a coffee.

Boozy Bevies by Portia!

Rib Tickler

This one is named because Jin & I had it with ribs the night we invented it. It’s bright, sweet and delicious. Would be a perfect summer patio or BarBQ drink. It also worked mid winter here in Sydney with us rugged up, eating dinner and watching the football together.

We build this drink. Ice, 1/2 nip Scotch Whisky, Full nip Vodka, Peach Soda to taste. Here are the exact products we used but anything in a similar vein will do.

Boozy Bevies by Portia!


Dillon Ghan

Dillon was one of the reasons our 2021 Ghan Railway trip from Darwin to Adelaide was so wonderful. He was friendly, fun and full of joie de vivre. Pleasant to the eye as well.

Again we build this drink. Ice, 1/2 nip Grand Marnier, Full nip Kahlua, Milk to taste. Some people like a dash of milk but I like mine in a tall glass and filled.

Boozy Bevies by Portia!


Not a very fragrant post but boozy bevies do taste delicious. Taste is so close to smell they’re practically the same. Musette talks about Boozy Perfumes sometimes, in case you missed the fragrant part of today.

What are your favourite home made boozy bevies?
Portia xx


  • Patty says:

    I am drunk just reading this. It is hard to find Bundaberg here. I think they make a ginger beer or root beer or both that is just stunning. Now i need that peach thing, with or without alcohol!

  • Tanja says:

    The rib tickler sounds great!

  • Dina C. says:

    My drink of choice is a cocktail, not beer or wine. I enjoy gin and tonic with cucumber, vodka & elderflower liqueur with soda water, a classic margarita, and that good ol’ throwback the Cosmopolitan. Basically cocktails made with gin, vodka or white tequila or rum. Kudos to you and Jin, Portia, for creating your own original ones!

  • March says:

    I LOVE those photos of your trip, it looks absolutely magical! As a person who rarely drinks (I’m such a lightweight), I’m always jonesing for a good mocktail that “feels” like a bracing adult drink, as opposed to Sprite with a maraschino lol. But many restaurants have gotten more serious about non-alcoholic alternatives in recent years, which is nice.

    • Portia says:

      Yeah, March I hear you. I’m a terrible, mean, punchy drunk so have to be careful to keep myself nice. The non alcoholic cocktail options have been a saviour for me too.
      Portia x

      • ElizaC says:

        We are big cocktail fans (vieux carre is a favorite) but also really enjoy the low alcohol/no alcohol beverages. Seedlip makes amazing no alcohol spirits. Vermouth on ice and bamboo cocktails (equal parts sherry and vermouth with bitters and simple syrup to taste) are a favorite summer drink.

  • Musette says:

    I love the snippets of your life, darling! I rarely drink anymore because I come from HF alkies and I am in A Perfect Storm (recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship/living solo/etc) so I abstain, mostly.
    HOWEVAH! I do love the living snot out of a cucumber martini in Summer so when I do imbibe I drink that (Hendricks gin, elderflower liqueur, shaken with a couple of chunks of cucumber and some ice. Boom!)

    Your sound lovely – especially the Grand Marnier one!!!

    xoxoxo to you and Jin!

  • rosarita says:

    These sound yummy, Portia! In the hot humid summer, my drink of choice is cold beer. I prefer Mexican beer with lime. For a cocktail, a friend of mine invented the Yellow Tail. In a tall glass, pour a shot or two of vodka over ice. Fill the glass with sparkling water or soda, leaving room for a generous splash of orange juice. Garnish with fresh orange slice. It’s refreshing year round.

    • Portia says:

      Aha! I’m not much for beer Rosarita but sometimes I’ll have a shandy.
      The Yellow Tail sounds fabulous.
      Portia xx

  • Cinnamon says:

    Ah, those cocktails sound well nice. I can’t drink alcohol any more — I certainly would if I could, so no worries about a boozy post. I have a couple of alcohol memories that stand out. Decades ago my then husband gave me a wine tasting course for a gift and I very clearly recall a Barolo that smelled (and tasted) of basil. it was one of those ‘a ha’ moments when indeed you realise the relationship between smell and taste. Other memory is of drinking White Russians at around 3 AM in a diner on 6th Avenue in NYC one New Year’s Eve. Wonderful when happening but didn’t end well given all the other alcohol imbibed at dinner and then a party. Still, it’s a good memory.

    • Portia says:

      WHITE RUSSIANS!! OMG Cinnamon, that’s the 1990s for me right there. Delicious memories.
      Portia xx

      • Cinnamon says:

        Indeed, that experience would have been in the 1990s. The 1980s were harder — Scotch and vodka when going dancing.

        • Portia says:

          HA! In the 80s I was Gin & Squash which became Scotch & Coke. Happy (BLURRY) memories.

          • Musette says:

            dangit! I was always the responsible one who had a good time but made sure my blotto friends made it home in one piece. Not a lot of 80s booze, alas. ūüôĀ

          • Portia says:

            They were fun times, my body could definitely have benefitted from a few Musette type nights probably. I bet your friends were eternally grateful.