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In the Sydney episode of #WorldClassList, our host @careywatkins explores the city like a true Sydney-sider alongside @timdphilips, including tucking in to all the fresh seafood the coastal city has to offer at @threeblueducks, Byron Bay.

It's #NationalTequilaDay, don't you know, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a recipe that's so simple you'll be sipping it on the terrace in cinco seconds flat? A fresh drink with sharp citrus flavours, to make the Tequila, Lime and Soda, just drop a lime wedge into the bottom of a rocks glass and top with ice. Add 50ml of Don Julio Blanco Tequila, and top with 200ml of soda. Garnish with a second lime wedge.

For sweltering days and sticky nights, this icy Mint Julep made with @bulleitwhiskey is the perfect refreshing cool-down.
Lightly muddle eight to ten fresh mint leaves and 15ml of sugar syrup in the bottom of a Julep mug or strong tumbler (use a regular spoon to muddle if you don’t have a bar spoon). Add crushed ice and top with 50ml of Bulleit Bourbon. Stir, top with more crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

A simple combination of rum, sugar syrup and lime that’s best served when you want to bring sunny beaches to mind, the Zacapa Rum Daiquiri is the reason why we feel National Daiquiri Day is well worth celebrating. To make, add 45ml of Zacapa Rum, 20ml fresh lime juice, 10ml sugar syrup and ice to a shaker (use a jar with a well-fitting lid if you don’t have a shaker to hand). Shake well. Strain the contents into a coupe (or an alternative stemmed glass). Garnish with a lime twist (if desired).

Nestled in Little Havana in Miami is @ballandchainmia, a lively spot dedicated to Latin music, dancing and, of course, incredible drinks. The man behind the drinks? Julio Cabrera (@julioac64), a Cuban-born World Class bartender who truly loves his craft and his city. 'Miami is one of the best cities in the world. The diversity of culture is what makes the city cool – when you have a country with different cultures, that translates into restaurants and bars, and nightlife.' Click the link in bio to find out more.

If you're looking for an easy group drink that’s perfect for summer on the terrace, this take on the classic Moscow Mule swaps a Russian base for crisp @ketelone Vodka, creating the delicious Dutch Mule. (Serves 6)

Add 300ml of Ketel One Vodka to a jug of ice, 1,200ml of ginger beer and 180ml of fresh lime juice. Add ten dashes of bitters and stir. Pop in a few wedges of lime and serve in individual highball glasses over ice. Finish by garnishing each drink with a lime wedge.

It’s National Ice Cream Day, and we've been chatting to Mister (@madebymister) who brought frosty liquid nitrogen treats to the masses. After trying liquid nitrogen ice cream on a visit to a high-end restaurant in Whistler, Michael Lai and Tommy Choi decided to take the concept to Vancouver in a more accessible format. 'Our philosophy is to keep things minimal. We focus on the flavour, and take away everything unnecessary from the ice cream and from the store,' says Michael. Read more at the link in our bio and don’t forget to treat yourself to an ice cream!

World Class bartender @marian_krause loves his city: ‘Cologne is a very friendly city. The people are very warm and they love to go out, do things and meet new people.' One of the best spots, he says, is Frühlinger See – a series of manmade lakes surrounded by silvery sand, parks and pop-ups throughout the year. Click the link in the bio for more recommendations in Cologne and beyond.

Whether or not it’s better to stir, shake, roll or build depends on what you’re making, which ingredients you’re using, how cold it needs to be and how much dilution it requires. For example, if the aromatics are important (as with spirits such as gin), then stirring is generally a better option, as it won’t disrupt the aromas of the base spirit and alter the textures in the way shaking does. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

@steveleong, World Class 2015 Singapore winner, describes his beloved city as 'a melting pot of Asian cultures and cuisines. Singapore is the food city in Asia. For locals, the real Chinatown isn’t in Kreta Ayer (as widely featured in guidebooks) but in the red-light district of Geylang, where you can get some of the best local cuisine.' His pick is The Golden Mile Complex, a lively spot known affectionately as Little Bangkok, where you can get authentic Thai food and ingredients. Click the link in the bio to uncover the rest of his recommendations.

A luxury picnic service that combines food with the great outdoors, @thesydneypicnicco makes city Sydney-siders lives better in the only way possible – by adding gourmet food. It's founder Natalie Thomas knows exactly what people want: 'People like the idea of rocking up to their favourite spot and having a picnic delivered. It’s a real treat to sit outside with a drink and enjoy delicious food.’ We couldn't agree more.

Garden parties are approaching fast, so here's our refreshingly simple @tanqueraygin Grapefruit Fizz. It's easy to make, deliciously fresh and a perfect sunny day cooler. (Serves 6)

Pour 270ml of Tanqueray No. TEN gin, 90ml of Aperol, 240ml of pink grapefruit juice and 960ml of tonic water into an ice-filled jug. Add a handful of pink grapefruit wedges and stir. Pour into Copa glasses or large wine glasses filled with fresh ice and garnish each glass with an additional wedge of pink grapefruit.

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