How To: StrangeLove G&T

Makes 1 drink GLASS: Riedel O Tumbler INGREDIENTS: 50ml Gin 100ml StrangeLove Light Tonic Water METHOD: Fill chilled glassware with two large ice cubes. Add gin and top with tonic water. GARNISH: Orange peel twist Please drink responsibly SPONSORED

The Gin That Tastes Like Christmas

Back for its third festive season is the Four Pillars Christmas Gin, the head distillers’ (Cam) tribute to four things he loves: Australia, Christmas, gin and his late mum, Wilma. Modelled from Wilma’s love of the 1968 Australian Women’s Weekly recipe for Christmas pudding, the gin also incorporates the use of several 100+-year-old Muscat barrels. Same…

6 Fever-Tree Tonics To Try This International Gin & Tonic Day

Australians are drinking less. The downward trend has been apparent over the last decade, but interest in drinking better has taken off. If you’re a regular reader of explore DRINKS, then you are most likely a part of this very movement; keen to learn more about the quality drinks on offer, the stories behind these…

Behind The Barossa’s First Gin Distillery

Barossa = wine in the minds of most Australians, yet the region’s newest venture is set to change that perception. Seppeltsfield Road Distillers, the area’s first artisan gin house, officially opened last week to much excitement. Owned and operated by locals Nicole and Jon Durdin, the distillery aims to showcase regionally sourced ingredients through its…

Five Australian Distillers You Should Know About

A wonderful eruption of local distillers has taken place in Australia over the last few years – yet that is not to say that there weren’t any here before. Often when old meets new you get something truly eclectic and in this case, we find ourselves with a fantastic mix of passionate producers championing award-winning…

6 Insta-Worthy Gin Distilleries and Bars

Saturday 9 June is World Gin Day and Australia is the place to be! If you need some new ideas on where to celebrate, then look no further. Here’s a list of six distilleries that are bound to be an excellent spot to spend this drinks-based day of fun. Words by Jen Schneider ARCHIE ROSE DISTILLERY…

World Gin Day: 5 to Swirl, Sip and Savour

Even if you have a handy $1000 burning a hole in your pocket, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to get a hold of a bottle of The Archaeologist Gin (that is to assume you’d want to). But, as this Saturday (9 June) is World Gin Day, why not? Words by Drinks Writer, Ken Gargett…

How To: Refreshing Cucumber & Elderflower Collins

Makes 4 drinks GLASS: Tall glass (plus jug) INGREDIENTS: 180ml Gin 60ml Elderflower cordial 80ml Fresh lemon juice 360ml Soda water METHOD: Add ample ice to a jug. Add gin and elderflower cordial to the jug. Squeesh the fresh lemon juice and add to the jug. Add soda water. Add fresh mint and slices of…

The Ever-Changing Chameleon: Four Pillars Gin

Has there ever been such an explosion of interest, the variety of production and general weirdness in the spirits world (as opposed to the spirit world) as there has been with gin over the last decade? No séance needed to predict that this is going to continue for some time. Words by drinks writer, Ken Gargett Why gin,…

How To Make a TT Quatro

SPONSORED GLASS: Large wine glass INGREDIENTS 45ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin Tonic water Lime METHOD: Pour gin into a large wine glass. Add ice and top with tonic water. Stir. Garnish with lime wheels. GARNISH: Lime wheels Drink Responsibly

Rainforest Re-Gin-Eration

Most of us head to Byron Bay for its kaleidoscope of breath-taking beaches, organic-chic cafés and colourful locals. Cradled in rolling hinterland, you could be forgiven for thinking this playground for the rich and famous already has everything to offer. But on a recent trip (and in search of a solution to the familiar drizzle!)…

How to Make a French 75 Cocktail

SPONSORED POST INGREDIENTS 45ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice 15ml Sugar syrup 60ml Champagne METHOD: Add all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupette glass. Top up with Champagne. GARNISH: Lemon peel twist