July 12, 2021 / Cocktails
What is Gin Liqueur?
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.

Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur by Edinburgh Gin Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur
A sweet, fruity liqueur balanced by a delicate warmth and spicy finish. Fresh rhubarb is spiked with ginger and infused with Edinburgh's classic Gin. The rhubarb and spice are left to steep for four weeks, allowing for the complex flavours to marry together.
20% ABV Click here to buy.


Best served as a Ginger Gin Fizz. Add 25mL of Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur to a chilled champagne flute. Top with 100mL Prosecco and serve.


Passionfruit Gin Liqueur by Marionette X Brogan's Way 2020 Collaboration Passionfruit Gin Liqueur
A rich, creamier liqueur with fresh tropical fruit flavours shining through, very reminiscent of homemade pavlova. The velvety texture is balanced against the acidity of the fruit and the floral notes of the gin, making the 2020 release a must have drink for any occasion.
ABV 24.2% Click here to buy.


Best served as a Passionfruit Gin Liqueur Hipster Spritz. Add a scoop of ice, add 30mL Gin Liqueur, 45mL Coconut Water and top with 45mL Sparkling Kombucha. Garnish with a Kaffir lime leaf and stick of Lemongrass.


Fig Gin Liqueur by Pot & Still Pot and Still Fig Gin
Australian Estate grown Figs poached gently to extract the sweet fig aroma, essence, and earthiness. The gin botanicals and spirit show early on the nose with all the fig showing on the palate.
ABV 29% Click here to buy.


Best served on the rocks with a squeeze of lime for a flavour explosion and a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, follow with a little tonic, (Mediterranean Fever Tree recommended) or soda to create the perfect G&T.


Love Gin Liqueur by Eden Milllove gin liqueur
Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue combine with vanilla, juniper, goji berries, rose petals and Scottish raspberries - and Love Gin - to create an outrageously decadent liqueur that makes us think of ice cream on a summer day.
ABV 20% Click here to buy.


Best served with Elderflower Tonic or Sparkling Raspberry, garnish with Raspberries.


Pineapple and Ginger Gin Liqueur by Jawbox Jawbox Pineapple and Ginger Gin Liqueur
Jawbox has infused its classic Jawbox gin, add some fiery ginger spice and finish with the intense flavour of pineapple. The perfect combination of sweet and spice!
ABV 20% Click here to buy.


Best served with ginger Ale. 50mL Pineapple and Ginger Gin Liqueur, 100mL Ginger Ale, 1 lime wedge and ice.

By Gin Society

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