July 15, 2021 / Cocktails
All about local fruit
All about local fruit
Meet the team behind Marionette dedicated to stocking up your cocktail cabinet and supporting Australian farmers and businesses (and right now we need both more than ever!) Working directly with local farmers to create classical cocktails using the best local produce.

Marionette team

Hugh Leech who developed his love of making ingredients from scratch at Melbourne's Gin Palace. Lauren Bonkowski, a designer who specialises in branding for the alcohol industry. Shaun Byrne, creator of Maidenii Vermouth and Nick Tesar, a world-class competition bartender - currently manning Fitzroy’s Bar Liberty.


Here are a few of our favourite liqueurs.


Dry Cassis Liqueur Dry Cassis Marionette
Ribena for grown-ups! Tarter than traditional cassis, our Dry Cassis delivers the classic juicy punch of ripe blackcurrants with around half the sugar content of the French original. This is balanced by an acidity that brings a refreshing zing to all things bubbly. Click here to buy


Gin Cassis Cocktail Gin Cassis Cocktail
45mL Gin
15mL Fresh lemon juice
15mL Dry Cassis
Shake in an iced cocktail shaker. Strain then serve in a cocktail glass.



Blue Curaçao Liqueur Blue Curacao Marionette

Made using extremely rare blue mandarins from an orchard in Mildura. Light, bright and confected this liqueur brings with it big splash of nostalgia, alongside the sun drenched Australian citrus at its core. Click here to buy

Sapphire Martini blue sapphire martini
60mL Bombay Sapphire Gin
15mL Blue Curaçao
15mL Dry Vermouth
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, blue curacao, and dry vermouth. Shake vigorously until combined. Strain into glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.


Amaretto Liqueur Amaretto Liqueur Marionette

Made using almonds from the biodynamic orchards on the Murray, apricot kernels from the Goulburn Valley and lick of Murray River salt. Click here to buy


Amaretto French 75 cocktail Amaretto French 75
22mL lemon juice, freshly squeezed
15mL Amaretto
60mL Sparkling wine, chilled
Garnish with a lemon twist.


Let's support local - click here to view their full range. There are more loads of fabulous cocktails recipes you’re going to love them all!

By Gin Society

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