July 15, 2021 / Cocktails
All about local fruit
July 12, 2021 / Cocktails
What is Gin Liqueur?
There are two main differences between gin and gin liqueur, firstly the alcohol percentage. In Australia, a spirit must be bottled at a minimum of 38% ABV (alcohol by volume) to be classed as a gin and secondly, contain juniper. Gin liqueurs are considerably lighter (ABV around 20%) and are typically mixed with soda, versatile in cocktails and sipped on the rocks. Here are some of our favourite liqueurs available in Australia and cocktails to enjoy making at home.
July 1, 2021 / Gins
Warming gins perfect for sipping by the fire
These warming gins and their easy-to-make cocktails are made for sipping by the fire. From a Winter Martini to a Bramble Mulled Wine, here’s what to drink when the temperature drops.
June 17, 2021 / Cocktails
10 Delicious Martinis
The martini has grown to become one of the best-known cocktails. A traditional or perfect Martini is made with equal parts gin and vermouth. Over the years, the traditional Martini has inspired a variety of other cocktails such as the French Martini and Espresso Martini. We've put together 10 delicious Gin Martini Variations to ensure there is a martini for everyone!
June 10, 2021 / Gins
From Garden to Glass
Featuring fragrant flowers and herbs handpicked from some of Australia’s most beautiful gardens, Garden Grown Gin is in full bloom.
June 2, 2021 / Gins
Jenever – Schiedam’s signature spirit
So, just what is jenever? Let's take a look at the differences between gin and jenever and where you can sample the spirit of Schiedam - the home of jenever with some iconic brands.
May 27, 2021 / Gins
Pink Pepper Gin – The Great Experiment
Turning away from traditional gin botanicals, distiller Miko Abouaf tells us about how his adventures with honey, vanilla and tonka led to the creation of Pink Pepper Gin.
April 14, 2021 / Cocktails
Our Gin, Cocktails and Cheese Pairing Guide
Gin and cheese - yes please! As we know, gin and cheese are two of life's great pleasures and finding the perfect match can be a heavenly and exciting adventure. Gin varietals range from floral, citrus, herbaceous to juniper forward in flavour depending on the botanicals used. The flavours of these botanicals (juniper, citrus peels, cardamom, cassia etc) make gin an excellent pairing for cheese and when paired well they will compliment a wide variety of cheeses. Here are a few suggestions for good pairings from our gins to your favourite cocktails. Yum!!
April 13, 2021 / Gins
New gin releases from Joadja Distillery
Dropped in to Joadja Distillery last week to taste their two new releases, Highland Dry Gin and Barrel Aged Gin. I wasn't disappointed. Definitely worth the visit!