Drinks Writer. Author. Cocktail Gardener.
Hello I’m Corinne Mossati. I’m a Sydney-based drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Cocktails & Bars, The Gourmantic Garden and Gourmantic (2009-2020) websites.
I have been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and the craft spirit distilling scene in Australia for 15 years and cocktail gardening in more recent years. I am a highly experienced spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List.
I am proud to be one of a handful of the original writers who were documenting the emerging Sydney small bar scene and its development over the years. Furthermore, I have been championing Australian spirits since the industry was in its infancy as well as advocating Australian native produce.
On The Gourmantic Garden website, I write about edible gardening and Australian native bush food under the ethos of ‘Grow It Eat It Drink It’. My cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia with host Costa Georgiadis in a segment entitled ‘Botanical Beverages’. I’m a guest contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and was featured in in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe UK.
In 2023, I published my first book GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN under the banner of Grow It Eat It Drink It books, followed by SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS in 2024. I’m currently working on the next two titles.
Randwick Council awarded me Best Edible Garden and Eco Champion Awards and The Gourmantic Garden was the first place winner in the Grow It Local Awards in the Best Veggie Patch Name and Sustainable Gardener categories.
My speaking engagements include ‘The Business of Bars Conference’ for Sydney Bar Week, City of Sydney Business Seminar and a live webinar on ‘How to Use Your Edible Garden Botanicals in Cocktails‘ for Grow It Local members.
Last updated 4 February 2024
Visit my Online Shop