Here's the bad news - Auckland has just come off it's wettest May since records began 54 years ago which invariably means those heady days of summer a long, long way off. The good news you ask? Thankfully, Auckland has plenty of relaxing bars to thaw out in and resist the temptation to hibernate during these colder months.
Who better to explain the art of pouring the perfect pint of Guinness than Fergal Murray - the most qualified man in the world.
De Post's Wayne Yates on a family christmas inspired cocktail sure to leave guests a little tipsy but asking for more nonetheless.
Twentyone's Olympia and Matthew share their festive favourite