Tasting Gin | The West Winds Sabre

New here? Join our email list and receive The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Martinis. for free.The West Winds Sabre was one of the first Australian gins I tried, and it was love at first bite. It’s not surprising it was my first Australian gin, it was one of the very earliest of the high quality gins […] Read more…

What’s your favourite gin?

When you tell someone you write about gin they ask you one questions more than any other. ‘So, what’s your favourite gin?’ To which I usually reply ‘Which is your favourite child?’. It’s a glib and slightly cruel response, I should probably stop. It is a really hard question to answer. It depends on so […] Read more…

Tasting Gin | Bummer and Lazarus Gin

Liquor importation is a tricky and expensive thing. There are a great many wonderful gins that can’t be bought here. There are many, many reasons that I am enormously lucky to have my Gentleman Gin Drinker, one of them are his regular international work trips, and his great generosity in devoting his liquor allowance to […] Read more…

Making Gin | Bass & Flinders Gin Masterclass

Over 120 people have made their own gin the Melbourne in the past six months. Don’t worry, there hasn’t been an outbreak of rampant bootlegging and no one will be dying of methanol poisoning; this is how many people who have taken one of Bass and Flinders Distillery Gin Masterclasses so far. We trotted along on […] Read more…

Gin Cocktails | Hanky Panky

All this week we are counting down to World Gin Day on Saturday 14 June with Six Classic Gin Cocktails. It’s finally here! It’s World Gin Day and the last of our Six Classic Gin Cocktail count down. I’ve saved a special one for today. As a feminist and gin writer and cocktail enthusiast, Ada […] Read more…

Gin Cocktails | Gimlet

All this week we are counting down to World Gin Day on Saturday 14 June with Six Classic Gin Cocktails. Are you concerned about nutrition? Cos this cocktail was designed as a health supplement. Yes really! Back in day when navy sailors were at sea for endless months with no fresh food, they had a […] Read more…

Gin Cocktails | Bronx

All this week we are counting down to World Gin Day on Saturday 14 June with Six Classic Gin Cocktails. You’ve almost certainly heard of a Manhattan, it’s one of the most popular and famous cocktails in the world. But did you know there is a cocktail for each of the five boroughs of New York? […] Read more…

White Lady cocktail

Gin Cocktails | White Lady

All this week we are counting down to World Gin Day on Saturday 14 June with Six Classic Gin Cocktails. The White Lady was invented invented by Harry MacElhone of French 75 and Harry’s New York Bar fame. It took him some time to perfect the recipe. He first started making an early version of the White […] Read more…

Bee's Knees cocktail with a shadow

Gin Cocktails | Bee’s Knees

All this week we are counting down to World Gin Day on Saturday 14 June with Six Classic Gin Cocktails. It’s wintery and rainy here in Sydney, so I’m starting with a warming, citrus and honey infused delight. The Bee’s Knees is a prohibition era cocktail. As with many cocktails from this era and earlier, […] Read more…

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