Heading to Flemington for Melbourne Cup Carnival? Make sure you make a pitstop at the ultimate trackside location, the Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar, for bespoke cocktails and music by Australia’s top DJs on Derby, Cup, Oaks and Stakes Days this cup carnival.

Dance up a storm on AAMI Victoria Derby Day to tunes by two-time ARIA Award winner Grant Smillie, who holds the record for the most time spent in the Australian club chart top 10, with his track Flaunt It. Fresh from a DJ tour of the West Coast of the USA where he opened for Tony Junior and Breathe Carolina, Didier Cohen (Australia’s Next Top Model) will play a special guest set on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 4 November.

SignageMINX, the DJ who spun at the 2013 Grammy Awards after-party in Los Angeles and the Brit Awards after-party in London, playing tunes to Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Tinie Tempah, will perform on Crown Oaks Day.  Yo! MAFIA will perform on Emirates Stakes Day. MAFIA has supported big names in music including Stevie Wonder, Iggy Azalea, De La Soul, Ice Cube, Salt’n’Pepa, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg and Vanilla Ice.

Located in general admission on Level 1 of the Hill Stand the Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar – one of the carnival’s best-kept secrets – is open to all race-goers.

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The Schweppes Flemington Fling was unveiled as the official cocktail of the carnival in 2010.  It has since proved to be a hit with race-goers with close to 12,000 Flemington Fling cocktails served last year. A refreshing mix of Smirnoff Vodka, mint and lime built over ice and topped up with Schweppes Agrum Blood Orange, it is served to order in the Fling Bar.


Other cocktails on the Flemington Fling Bar menu include the G&T&G – the classic with gin and Schweppes Tonic Water, with a zesty dash of grapefruit bitters. And for the gents, try Bring Back The Mac – an unusual but delicious combination of Johnnie Walker Red Label, ginger infused wine, topped with Schweppes Dry Ginger Ale.

So enjoy a Birdcage-like experience within general admission at the Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar this Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Flemington Fling Bar is open the following times:

AAMI Victoria Derby Day: Saturday 1stNovember, open 10.30am until 5.10pm

DJs: Kate Greer, 10.30am; Grant Smillie, 3.10pm

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday 4thNovember, open 10.00am until 5.15pm

DJs: Lucille Croft, 10am; Didier Cohen, 2pm; Sarah Roberts, 3pm

Crown Oaks Day: Thursday 6th November, open 11.15am until 5.45pm

DJs: Sarah Roberts, 11.15am; Minx, 3.45pm

Emirates Stakes Day: Saturday 8th November, open 11.15am until 5.45pm

DJs: Kate Greer, 11.15am; Yo!MAFIA, 3.45pm

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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