Hot Mulled Sloe Gin
50mls Sloe Gin (Try with Brookies Byron Sloe Gin)
75ml Apple juice
Slices of orange (half orange)
Method: Simmer ingredients (minus sloe gin) in a pan for 20 minutes or until caramelised. Remove cloves. Add sloe gin, warm to taste and serve. Serve in an old fashioned glass and garnish with orange and cinnamon stick.
Apple Chai G&T
50ml Dry Gin or try a gin from our Intro to Aussie Gin Pack
15ml Apple chai syrup*
Tonic, to top. Try Capi’s low sugar tonic.
Garnish: Star anise and cinnamon
Chai Syrup Ingredients
I cup Apple Cider
2 tbsp loose chai tea
1 cup demerara sugar
To make cocktail: Fill a tall glass with ice and add the gin and syrup.
Top with the tonic. Garnish with a star anise and cinnamon.
To make apple chai syrup: Simmer 1 cup apple cider with 2 tbsp loose chai for 3 minutes. Strain out tea. Mix in 1 cup demerara sugar until dissolved.
Gin OLd Fashioned
A very simple drink that highlights the festive flavours of the winter gin found in our winter gin tasting pack.
50ml Winter Gin (Try 40 Spotted’s Winter Gin)
1 sugar cube
1 tsp water
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Orange peel or dehydrated blood orange (Blood orange Citrus Wheels)
Method: Place sugar in an Old Fashioned glass, add bitters and water then muddle until dissolved
Add the gin and a whole lot of cracked ice before stirring well. Garnish with a twist of orange
Classic Australian Negroni
A distinctly Australian version of the beloved Negroni cocktail.
50ml Australian craft gin (Select from one of tasting packs)
50ml Australian Amaro
50ml Australian sweet Vermouth
Method: Mix in an old fashioned glass over ice to taste and garnish with Australian orange peel.
Stirred NOT shaken.
50ml Gin Dry
Vermouth to taste
Before anything else, our great friend is The Martini Whisperer (Phillip A. Jones). He has even done a TEDx talk on the topic. We bow to his knowledge.
A Martini varies enormously according to your personal preference. There are books written specifically for this King of Cocktails. Whether Vodka or Gin, it is important that the vermouth should be fresh and the garnish appetising. Make sure the glass is ice cold. Stir your gin with the amount of dry vermouth you prefer, taste as you go, making sure there is at least some left when you get the measure just right. Add a few drops of Orange Bitters to taste. Garnishes can be traditional like an olive, a twist of lemon, or a pickled onion (by which it becomes a Gibson), or avant-garde with sage, thyme or orange.
- Ready-to-Mix™ Martini Cocktail Pack $19.95 incl. GST
CHERRY Gin Royale
This slightly sweet, slightly sharp Prosecco Royale mixed with sloe gin is the perfect festive drink to celebrate Christmas in July
25 ml Sloe gin (Try McHenry’s Damson Gin)
25 ml Cherry brandy
50 ml Prosecco
1 Rosemary, sprig
Method: Fill a coupe glass with crushed ice and pour over the Prosecco. Hold the rosemary sprig in the palm of your hand and clap the other hand sharply over it to lightly bruise the leaves before dropping it into the glass. Slowly pour the sloe gin and cherry brandy into the glass so that they sink to the bottom. Serve immediately.