cocktails

Tasting Gin | The Antipodean Gin Company

I’ve always loved the word antipodean, antipodes, it’s such an exotic word for us down in the every unexotic Southern Hemisphere. It’s the word for Australia adopted by The Antipodes Gin Company; Australia’s first certified organic and carbon neutral gin. PROCESS The scant details on their website states simply that the gin is triple distilled […] Read more…

Gin Cocktails | Project Botanicals by Bombay Sapphire

As spirits become more and more popular I’m seeing more interest in pairing spirits with food. Cocktails are fighting their way free of cocktail hour and working their way into dinner. Though it’s not entirely new, apparently Julia Child used to say that nothing paired better with fish than a reverse martini (more vermouth than […] Read more…

Gin Cocktails | Shake, shake, shake!

The key tool in any cocktail bar, home or professional, is a shaker. They come in many shapes and sizes and materials, but if you are just starting out a simple cobbler is the place to start. A cobbler comes in three parts: the body, the strainer and the lid. You fill the body with […] Read more…

Tasting Gin | The West Winds Sabre

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 to be made in Australian. But it used to be hard to find and I […] 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 | 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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