Three ingredient cocktails are great, mainly because it takes a certain kind of energy and bank balance health to source all the ingredients to craft a good Zombie. If you can reach for a couple of bottles and whip up something delicious then you’ve saved time and money. Here are some of our favourite picks.
This is a nifty drink if you have a little splash of red wine leftover from a few days ago. Not only is it a dream to look at but it's just as delicious on the palate. If you can get your hands on some rose tea you can garnish with a dusting of rose petals.
Whether you’re isolating alone, with housemates or a whole family unit, creating drinks and your own home bar experience can be a great way to cut a bit loose, soften the edges and make a great mess while you do your part to keep the country healthy.
We’ve teamed up with the good folk over at The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar to bring you a Gin & Tea cocktail complete with our Signature Dry Gin and Wattleseed Breakfast Tea. Equal parts spirited and comforting.
The ultimate thirst quencher, the Orchard Cobbler is a drink for every occasion. Pairing with an autumn meal or for a light drink on a balmy afternoon, we muddle harvest fruits to bring out our favourite notes in Harvest 2019 Poorman’s Orange Gin.
It’s not all signature serves behind the bar at Archie Rose. We’re quite the cocktail connoisseurs when you give us the chance. For our end of year wrap-up, we dived deep into stats to find the seven cocktails you couldn’t live without…
We've collated some of our favourite cocktails to imbibe in the newly assertive sunshine. These drinks all have one thing in common: they're effervescent in one way, shape or form. These feisty little numbers are right up spring's alley.
Drinking at home is not a guilty activity. Fixing yourself a cocktail, when you do it well, is all about giving yourself the same love and care as you would a dear guest. Many people often save the good gin at home for when a friend comes over, but that’s a waste of life. Dearest reader, you are utterly worth it. Treat yourself.
This prohibition drink was created to cover the taste of poorly made bathtub gin. But to be honest, when something tastes this good, who cares why it came to be. It’s the thinking drinker’s Mojito. Drink it while the drink still has life in it.
This gin sings when lengthened. A touch of soda and a wedge of lemon and all of the herbal highlights and gutsy ironbark backbone are brought to the fore. It's great with tonic, but just as good with soda water.
Our pick for a juice takes inspiration from the Paloma. Smoked Gin brings memories of mezcal and so we reached for fresh pressed pink grapefruit juice. This refreshing beast is best served long with a salt rim.
Inspired by the modern classic, the Penicillin (created by Australian Sam Ross), we've swapped the blended whisky for Signature Dry Gin and the smoky whisky for Smoked Gin. Gin, lemon, honey and ginger syrup, shaken hard with a float of Smoked Gin on top. It'll cure what ails you (if what ails you is a terrible case of thirst).
This is one of the easiest Spritzes to make. It requires no prep and everything is available year round (though for a couple of months of the year you might find the cost of limes bring a tear to your eye). It’s also delicious and sure to impress.
This drink literally springs out of the glass abundant with fresh peas and Chartreuse. If you sit and count the botanicals in the drink brought to you by the Signature Dry Gin and Green Chartreuse combo you reach around the 150 mark. Herbaceous doesn't cover it.
This Spritz is all about freshness. Bush Gin is packed with herbaceous eucalypt flavour. Waxflower will shine through most other competing flavours and here the citric punch of yuzu and the fruit burst of a good Aussie riesling are no match for Archie Rose Summer Gin Project: Bush. Have a gnaw on the samphire garnish while you drink to add an extra punch of saline.
Yes. That's what we called it. If the country can name a swimming pool after a man who disappeared at sea we can name a cocktail after him. The first sip is the overwhelmingly petulant gentian kick of the Suze, the middle palate is the joyful cherry blossom waft of the Manchino Sakura, and it's all connected, ingeniously, with the saline fruit whack of Archie Rose Summer Gin Project: Coast. Bravo.
Once upon a time this drink was the Espresso Martini of its time, and unlike the Espresso Martini it was for good reason. It's almost impossible to describe in words. But let's give it a go. The Sherry (yes you do like it, no it's not just for grandmothers) gives a nutty, vinous note, the Coast Gin, a salinity that tempers the sweetness and the peach the hit of summer you so desperately wanted.
Has gin and juice ever been so good? No. I guarantee if you buy a dozen coconuts, a machete (or Coco Jack if you want to keep your fingers) you will make more friends by the beach this summer with this drink than you know what to do with.
If you want to spend your time enjoying your next BBQ without having to keep fixing your guests drink after drink, we recommend doing the hard work beforehand, and enlarging the serving size. These drinks all have just a handful of ingredients and they're all pretty easy to find, so you only need to visit your local supermarket and bottle shop once.
A cobbler is a classic cocktail designed to show off the nuance of a spirit. Here we pair a good slug of Bush Gin with a collection of herbs (whatever you have growing in your herb garden will do), some cucumber and citrus. Capped off with soda this is almost good for you.
Our newest signature serve for Bush Gin is a riff on the old school Red Snapper. The Green Snapper is a green juice with a spicy backbone and bush base. You can alter the juice and spice ratio as you see fit. But here is how we do it in the bar.
The Clover Club is a really old drink that went out of fashion possibly because raspberries weren’t considered “manly” - a very silly reason not to enjoy it. The combination of gin, raspberries, lemon and frothy egg white make this a total crowd pleaser.
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Archie Rose Distilling Co. acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and emerging traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and live, the Gweagal, Bidjigal and Gadigal Clans and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.