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 28, 2021 / Cocktails
8 Getaway Gin and Coconut Cocktails
If you can't get to the tropics right now, we'll bring the tropics to you. As you sip on a gin and coconut cocktail, that tropical taste will help you imagine sinking deeper into your deckchair and hearing the waves lapping onto the beach. Here are 8 Getaway Gin and Coconut Cocktails featuring coconut water, cream or milk.
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 7, 2021 / People
For the love of local
We chat to Mikey Ball - the founder of Ballin’ Drinks and Creative about the use of New Zealand ingredients, being behind the bar and making drinks. After a decade working overseas at award-winning cocktail bars like London's Milk and Honey, Mikey now works with hospitality businesses across New Zealand to bring a fresh perspective to the way they work.
June 3, 2021 / Tips & tricks
Unique uses for leftover gin
Leftover gin lying around the house? Highly unlikely. But say if you did and just for fun - here are some useful ways you can use this oh-so-versatile spirit. Great way to use up those gifted bottom shelf gins.
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.