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Three star bartenders, an evening of top-notch cocktails and all for a good cause. What's not to like?

The smell of smoke on the Melbourne breeze this Monday was a sobering reminder that summer heat-waves have slightly more drastic consequences than back sweat and Fitzroy pool becoming a hipster soup. Fires rock the rural landscape every year. So often, in fact, that unless a natural disaster of Black Saturday proportions grabs our attention, it can be too easy to forget that the need for donations to fund firefighting services and rebuild is constant. So, this Thursday, EDV will be waving a cocktail shaker at you in an effort to assist the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal.

The evening will see the bar host three international heavyweight bartenders: Nathan Merriman from the Club at London’s Ivy; Steve Schnider of New York’s Employees Only (which won best cocktail bar at the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail awards in New Orleans), and Roman Soltan, can shaker for the Artesian bar at the Langham, London.

Each will do an hour shift each at the bar, offering up two signature cocktails to the scrutiny of Melbourne booze hounds. And the best part is that all profits, tips and donations from the drinks will go to help a very worthy cause.

Fighting fire with liquor – it’s smarter and a whole lot more delicious than it sounds.

EDV's Bushfire Appeal fundraiser details

1 Malthouse Ln, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 0412 825 441

Nearby Stations: Flinders Street; Parliament

Date Thu 21 Feb 2013

Open 6-9pm

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